LPD Press &
Rio Grande Books


Faith and art have always been bound together, especially in the Southwest and the old Hispanic villages of New Mexico. LPD Press has built a regional publishing company whose mission is to share the stories of faith, history, culture, and art found in the Hispanic Southwest. Rio Grande Books has taken that foundation and has expanded beyond the boundaries of New Mexico and explores the history and culture of the entire Southwest. Together, they are recording tradition.

"Among their books are works on Hispanic pottery and historical works about Archbishop Jean Baptiste Lamy and Frank Applegate, who helped develop the art movement in New Mexico" -- Albuquerque Journal

Rio Grande Books has received several awards of late:


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NEW REVIEWS & AWARDS
"How Hollyhocks Came to New Mexico" by Rudolfo Anaya
with illustrations by Nicolas Otero and translation by Nasario Garcia

Winner, Children's Fiction, National Federation of Press Women, 2013
First Place, Children's Fiction, New Mexico Press Women, 2013
Winner, Children's Book, Southwest Book Design & Production Award, 2013
Pablita Velarde Award For Outstanding Children's Book, Historical Society of New Mexico, 2013
Silver Finalist, Cover Design, Children's/Young Adult, Ben Franklin Book Awards, 2013
Finalist, Children's Picture Book, Hardcover Fiction, 2013 International Book Awards
Finalist, Best Interior Design, International Book Awards, 2013
Silver Medal Children's Illustrated Book (Grades 3-6), Nautilus Book Awards, 2013
Finalist, Best Latino Focused Children’s Picture Book, International Latino Book Awards, 2013

Runner Up Children's Picture Book, Great Southwest Book Festival, 2013
Honorable Mention Children's Picture Book, New York Book Festival, 2013
Honorable Mention Children's Picture Book, Los Angeles Book Festival, 2013
Honorable Mention Children's Picture Book, Beach Book Festival, 2013
Honorable Mention Children's Picture Book, New England Book Festival, 2013
Honorable Mention Children's Picture Book, Paris Book Festival, 2013
Honorable Mention Children's Picture Book, San Francisco Book Festival, 2013

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MidWest Book Reviews
Award-winning author Rudolfo Anaya and award-winning santero (painter and carver of religious art) Nicolas Otero combine their creativity and love for all cultures in How Hollyhocks Came to New Mexico, a bilingual English/Spanish picturebook that blends original folktale and Christian parable. Set at the beginning of the New Testament, How Hollyhocks Came to New Mexico tells how the family of Jesus Christ escaped King Herod's wrath when Sueno the angel flew them to New Mexico. There, they met the Pueblo people, and learned new ways of cooking and using herbs to heal the sick. Jesus aided the people when they were in need, and when the time came to return home, he and his family worked to assemble a ladder tall enough to summon Sueno's attention. "'I have something to do before we leave,' said Joseph. He planted his shepherd's staff into the ground. 'A gift to the people of this wonderful country,' he said... Summer rains came and colorful hollyhocks sprouted from Joseph's staff." A delightful fable of multicultural acceptance, beautifully illustrated in vivid color, How Hollyhocks Came to New Mexico is highly recommended.


Finalist, Women's Issues, International Book Awards, 2013
Second Place, History, New Mexico Press Women, 2013
Finalist, BOTYA Women's Studies, Foreword Magazine, 2013

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Lansing B. Bloom Award For Outstanding Book on Borderlands History, Historical Society of New Mexico, 2013
Winner, New Mexico Centennial Book, New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards, 2012


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Rio Grande Books has received several awards of late:

National Federation of Press Women, 2013
Winner, Children's Fiction, "How Hollyhocks Came to New Mexico" by Rudolfo Anaya, with illustrations by Nicolas Otero and translated by Nasario Garcia
Winner, Humor, "Home Country" by Slim Randles

International Book Awards, 2013
Finalist, Humor, "Home Country: by Slim Randles
Finalist, Women's Issues, "Out of the Shadows" edited by Martha Shipman Andrews
Finalist, History, U.S., "Among the Cottonwoods" by Francelle Alexander
Finalist, Children's Picture Book, Hardcover Fiction, "How Hollyhocks Came to New Mexico" by Rudolfo Anaya, with illustrations by Nicolas Otero and translated by Nasario Garcia
Finalist, Best Interior Design, "How Hollyhocks Came to New Mexico" by Rudolfo Anaya, with illustrations by Nicolas Otero and translated by Nasario Garcia

Ben Franklin Book Awards, 2013
Silver Finalist, Cover Design, Children's/Young Adult, "How Hollyhocks Came to New Mexico" by Rudolfo Anaya, with illustrations by Nicolas Otero and translated by Nasario Garcia

New Mexico Press Women Book Awards, 2013
First Place Award, Non-fiction Humor, “Home Country,” by Slim Randles
First Place, Children's Fiction, "How Hollyhocks Came to New Mexico," by Rudolfo Anaya, illustrated by Nicolas Otero, translated by Nasario Garcia
Second Place, Non-fiction History, "Out of the Shadows" edited by Martha Shipman Andrews
Third Place, Nonfiction History, "Among the Cottonwoods," by Francelle Alexander
Third Place, Nonfiction General, "Chile Trivia," by Dave DeWitt
Third Place, Overall Communications Excellence, Rio Grande Books


Southwest Book Design & Production Awards, 2013
Winner, Children's Book, "How Hollyhocks Came to New Mexico," by Rudolfo Anaya, illustrated by Nicolas Otero, translated by Nasario Garcia

International Latino Book Awards, 2013

Finalist, Best Latino Focused Children’s Picture Book, "How Hollyhocks Came to New Mexico," by Rudolfo Anaya, illustrated by Nicolas Otero, translated by Nasario Garcia

Eric Hoffer Book Awards, 2013
Grand Prize Winner, Reference, "New Mexico Historical Biographies," by Don Bullis

Nautilus Book Awards, 2013
Silver Medal Children's Illustrated Book (Grades 3-6), "How Hollyhocks Came to New Mexico" by Rudolfo Anaya, illustrated by Nicolas Otero, and translated by Nasario Garcia

Book of the Year, Foreword Magazine, 2013
Finalist, Women's Studies, "Out of the Shadows" edited by Martha Shipman Andrews

New England Book Festival, 2013
Honorable Mention Children's Picture Book, "How Hollyhocks Came to New Mexico" by Rudolfo Anaya, illustrated by Nicolas Otero, and translated by Nasario Garcia

New York Book Festival, 2013
Honorable Mention Children's Picture Book, "How Hollyhocks Came to New Mexico" by Rudolfo Anaya, illustrated by Nicolas Otero, and translated by Nasario Garcia

Beach Book Festival, 2013
Honorable Mention Children's Picture Book, "How Hollyhocks Came to New Mexico" by Rudolfo Anaya, illustrated by Nicolas Otero, and translated by Nasario Garcia

Los Angeles Book Festival, 2013
Honorable Mention Children's Picture Book, "How Hollyhocks Came to New Mexico" by Rudolfo Anaya, illustrated by Nicolas Otero, and translated by Nasario Garcia

Great Southwest Book Festival, 2013
Runner Up Children's Picture Book, "How Hollyhocks Came to New Mexico" by Rudolfo Anaya, illustrated by Nicolas Otero, and translated by Nasario Garcia

Historical Society of New Mexico, 2013
Pablita Velarde Award For Outstanding Children's Book, "How Hollyhocks Came to New Mexico" by Rudolfo Anaya, illustrated by Nicolas Otero, and translated by Nasario Garcia, Historical Society of New Mexico, 2013
Lansing B. Bloom Award For Outstanding Book on Borderlands History, Sunshine & Shadows Volume III, Historical Society of New Mexico, 2013


New Mexico Book Awards, 2012

Winner, Anthology, Finalist, New Mexico Centennial “Out of the Shadows" by Martha Shipman Andrews
Winner, First Book "Among the Cottonwoods" by Francelle Alexander
Winner, Gardening, Finalist, Cover Design "Chile Trivia" by Dave DeWitt & Lois Manno
Winner, New Mexico Centennial "Sunshine & Shadows, Volume III" by Richard Melzer
Winner, Reference, Finalist, New Mexico Centennial, "New Mexico Historical Biographies" by Don Bullis
Winner, Self-Help, Finalist, Philosophy, "Home Country" by Slim Randles
Finalist, New Mexico Centennial "The Casads: A Pioneer Family of the Mesilla Valley" by Rick Hendricks
Finalist, Nonfiction, Other "An Indelible Imprint" by Nasario Garcia
Finalist, Reference "Probates & Wills, Santa Fe, New Mexico 1774-1898" by Henrietta Christmas and Patricia Rau
Finalist, Reference "From Mexico City to Santa Fe" by Joseph Sanchez and Bruce Erickson

IPPY Awards, 2012 (Independent Publishers Assn.)
Best Regional Non-fiction, Silver Medal, “The World Comes to Albuquerque: Celebrating 40 Years of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta,”
Best Reference Book, Bronze Medal, “New Mexico Historical Biographies,” by Don Bullis

Historical Society of New Mexico, 2012
Fray Francisco Atanascio Dominguez Research Award, “New Mexico Historical Biographies,” by Don Bullis

National Federation of Press Women, 2012
First Place Award, Inspirational, “A Cowboy’s Guide to Growing Up Right,” by Slim Randles

New Mexico Press Women, 2012
First Place Award, Non-fiction, General, “Out of This World: New Mexico’s Contributions to Space Travel,” by Loretta Hall
First Place Award, Non-fiction, History, “The World Comes to Albuquerque: Celebrating 40 Years of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta,” by Kim Vesely, Dick Brown, Tom McConnell, and Paul Rhetts
First Place Award, Inspirational, “A Cowboy’s Guide to Growing Up Right,” by Slim Randles
Second Place Award, Non-fiction, History, “Out of This World: New Mexico’s Contributions to Space Travel,” by Loretta Hall
Second Place Award, Short Stories, “Voices of New Mexico,” by Ruthe Francis
Third Place, Overall Communications Excellence, Rio Grande Books

New Mexico Hispanic Preservation League, 2012
Millie Santillanes Education Award, Paul Rhetts & Barbe Awalt

Hillerman Mystery Writers Conference, 2011
The Joe Leaphorn Award, Paul Rhetts & Barbe Awalt

New Mexico Book Awards, 2011

Best Book Award for “The World Comes to Albuquerque: Celebrating 40 Years of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta,”
Best New Mexico Book for “Out of This World: New Mexico’s Contributions to Space Travel,”
Best Art & Photography Book, Best Anthology,
Best New Mexico History Book, Best New Mexico Centennial Book,
Best Political/Current Events Book, Best Self-Help Book,
and Best First Book,
plus 25 Finalist Awards

In all, that is over 100 Awards in the past three years!






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