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LPD Press & Rio Grande Books

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One of the most comprehensive locations for information on art and culture in the Southwest,
with information on traditional and contemporary
Native American and Hispanic arts, Southwestern history, and books.

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Congratulations to Rio Grande Books and its Authors:

2016 SPUR Book Awards, Western Writers of America
Finalist Western Storyteller, Illustrated Children’s Book: “Ol’ Jimmy Dollar” by Slim Randles and illustrated by Jerry Montoya

2016 National Federation of Press Women Book Awards
Winner, Nonfiction-adult History: “The Jewish Legacy in New Mexico History” edited by Richard Melzer
Winner, Children's Fiction: How the Crocka Dog Came to Be by Ross Van Dusen
Second Place, Children's Nonfiction: What Makes a Snowflake? by Ross Van Dusen

2016 Southwest Book Design & Production Book Awards
Winner, Children's Book, How the Crocka Dog Came to Be by Ross Van Dusen
Finalist, Children's Book, What Makes a Snowflake? by Ross Van Dusen
Finalist, Scholarly & Technical, A River Runs Through Us by Richard Melzer & John Taylor
Finalist, Guides and Travel/Recreation, The Complete Cowboy Bucket List by Slim Randles

2016 International Latino Book Awards

Finalist, Best History Book: Early Hispanic Colorado by Joseph Sanchez
Finalist, Best Latino Focused Children’s Book: Grandma Lale’s Tamales by Nasario Garcia, illustrated by Dolores Aragon
Finalist, Best Latino Focused Book Design: Grandma Lale’s Tamales by Nasario Garcia, illustrated by Dolores Aragon
Finalist, Best Cover Design: Grandpa Lolo’s Matanza by Nasario Garcia, illustrated by Dolores Aragon
Finalist, Best Use of Illustrations Inside Book: Grandpa Lolo’s Matanza by Nasario Garcia, illustrated by Dolores Aragon

2016 INDIES Awards by Foreword Magazine
Finalist, Picture Book, Early Reader: What Makes a Snowflake? by Ross Van Dusen
Finalist, Picture Book, Early Reader: How the Crocka Dog Came to Be by Ross Van Dusen

2016 New Mexico Press Women
First Place, History: “The Jewish Legacy in New Mexico History” edited by Richard Melzer
First Place, Children’s Fiction: “How the Crocka Dog Came to Be” by Ross Van Dusen
Second Place, Children’s Fiction: “Ol’ Jimmy Dollar” by Slim Randles
First Place, Children’s Nonfiction: “What Makes a Snowflake?” by Ross Van Dusen
Second Place, Children’s Nonfiction: “What Makes a Rainbow? by Ross Van Dusen
Honorable Mention, Travel Book: “The Basic New Mexico Bucket List” by Barbe Awalt
Honorable Mention, Travel Book: “The Ultimate Hot Air Balloon Bucket List” by Barbe Awalt

2016 Historical Society of New Mexico
Lansing B. Bloom Award for Outstanding Publication on New Mexico or Southwest Borderland History: “The Jewish Legacy in New Mexico History” edited by Richard Melzer

2016 Montaigne Award — Eric Hoffer Book Awards
Finalist: “What Makes a Rainbow? by Ross Van Dusen

2015 Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Award
Gold Medal, Lifestyle Category, How Chile Came to New Mexico by Rudy Anaya, translated by Nasario Garcia, and illustrated by Nicolas Otero

2015 New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards
Winners
Children’s Picture Book, Ol’ Jimmy Dollar by Slim Randles
Children’s Bilingual Picture Book, Grandma Lale’s Tamales by Nasario Garcia
Pets/Animals, More Pet Friends by Terrie Q Sayre & Travelin’ Jack
Reference Book, A River Runs Through Us by Richard Melzer & John Taylor
Religious Book, The Jewish Legacy in New Mexico History by Richard Melzer
Science, What Makes a Rainbow? by Ross Van Dusen
Sports/Recreation, The Ultimate Hot Air Balloon Bucket List by Barbe Awalt
Travel Book, The Basic New Mexico Bucket List by Barbe Awalt
Young Readers Book, The Talking Lizard by Nasario Garcia
Best Cover Design (<6x9), The Basic New Mexico Bucket List by Paul Rhetts, designer
Best Cover Design Trade (larger than 6x9), Grandma Lale’s Tamales, cover design and illustrations by Dolores Aragon
Best Cover Design (>6x9), Ol’ Jimmy Dollar, cover design by Jerry Montoya
Best Cover Design Non Trade (larger than 6x9), The Adventures of BernCo Bernie cover design and illustrations by Marisol Baird

Finalists
Children’s Bilingual Picture Book, The Adventures of BernCo Bernie by Jill Lane
Multicultural Subject, Grandma Lale’s Tamales by Nasario Garcia

Children’s Picture Book, Don’t Touch This Book! by Barbe Awalt
Cover Design (>6x9), Don’t Touch This Book!, cover design by Paul Rhetts
Pets/Animals, Ol’ Jimmy Dollar by Slim Randles
Children’s Picture Book, What Makes a Rainbow? by Ross Van Dusen
Cover Design (>6x9), What Makes a Rainbow? by Ross Van Dusen
Juvenile Book, The Talking Lizard by Nasario Garcia
Cover Design (<6x9), The Talking Lizard, cover design by Jeremy Montoya
Cover Design (>6x9), More Pet Friends, cover design by Paul Rhetts
Reference Book, The Jewish Legacy in New Mexico History by Richard Melzer
Reference Book, Neighborhood: Twenty Five Years of Dysfunction by Barbe Awalt
Cover Design (6x9), A River Runs Through Us, cover design by Paul Rhetts
Cover Design (<6x9), The Ultimate Hot Air Balloon Bucket List by Paul Rhetts, designer
Cover Design (<6x9), Grandpa Lolo and Trampa, cover design by Jeremy Montoya
Cover Design (6x9), More Voices of New Mexico, cover design by Paul Rhetts

2015 International Latino Book Awards

First Place, Best History Book Bilingual: Bernalillo: Yesterday’s Sunshine Today’s Shadows by Nasario Garcia
First Place, Best Latino Focused Book Design: How Chile Came to New Mexico by Rudy Anaya, translated by Nasario Garcia, and illustrated by Nicolas Otero
First Place, Best Use of Illustrations Inside the Book: How Chile Came to New Mexico by Rudy Anaya, translated by Nasario Garcia, and illustrated by Nicolas Otero
Second Place, Best Children’s Fiction Picture Book Bilingual: How Chile Came to New Mexico by Rudy Anaya, translated by Nasario Garcia, and illustrated by Nicolas Otero
Honorable Mention/Finalist, Picture Book Bilingual: Grandma Lale’s Tamales by Nasario Garcia and illustrated by Dolores Aragon
Honorable Mention/Finalist, Most Inspirational Children’s Picture Book Bilingual: How Chile Came to New Mexico
Honorable Mention/Finalist, Best Interior Design: How Chile Came to New Mexico by Rudy Anaya, translated by Nasario Garcia, and illustrated by Nicolas Otero

2015 Southwest Book Design & Production Awards, New Mexico Book Association
Winner, Children & Young Adult Book, How Chile Came to New Mexico by Rudy Anaya, translated by Nasario Garcia, and illustrated by Nicolas Otero
Runner-up, Guides & Travel Books, Saddle-Up: Cowboy Guide to Writing by Slim Randles

2015 PubWest Design Awards
Bronze, History: Family History in the Rio Abajo by Andres Armijo

2015 Book Awards by the New Mexico Press Women Association
Best Children’s Fiction Book: How Chile Came to New Mexico by Rudolfo Anaya, illustrated by Nicolas Otero, and translated by Nasario García
Best Anthology: Bernalillo by Nasario García
2nd Place, Adult Non-fiction-History: Family History in the Rio Abajo by Andres Armijo
2nd Place, Children’s Fiction Book: Grandma Lale’s Tamales by Nasario Garcia
2nd Place, Adult Nonfiction-General: Space Pioneers by Loretta Hall
3rd Place, Children’s Fiction Book: Grandpa Lolo and Trampa by Nasario Garcia
3rd Place, Short Story Collections: Max Evans & A Few Friends by Ollie Reed, Ruthe Francis & Slim Randles
Honorable Mention, Children’s Fiction Book: The Talking Lizard by Nasario Garcia
Honorable Mention, Adult Nonfiction-History Book: Unsolved by Don Bullis
Honorable Mention, Adult Nonfiction-General: Saddle-Up: Cowboy Guide to Writing by Slim Randles
Second Place, Overall Excellence in Communications: Rio Grande Books

2015 Eric Hoffer Book Awards
Category Finalist, Saddle-Up: Cowboy Guide to Writing by Slim Randles

2015 Book Award by New Mexico Historical Society
Fabiola Cabeza de Baca Award: Family History in the Rio Abajo by Andres Armijo
Pablita Velarde Award: Grandma Lale’s Tamales: A Christmas Story” by Nasario Garcia

2015 INDIEFAB Awards by Foreword Magazine
Second Place, Science Book: Space Pioneers in their own words by Loretta Hall
Finalist, Juvenile Book: How Chile Came to New Mexico by Rudolfo Anaya, illustrated by Nicolas Otero, and translated by Nasario García

2014 Southwest Book of the Year by Border Regional Library Association
How Chile Came to New Mexico by Rudolfo Anaya, illustrated by Nicolas Otero, and translated by Nasario García

2014 Remarkable Latino Children’s Literature from Latinas for Latino Lit
How Chile Came to New Mexico by Rudolfo Anaya, illustrated by Nicolas Otero, and translated by Nasario García

2014 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards
Gold Medal, Multicultural Children's Picture Book How Chile Came to New Mexico by Rudolfo Anaya, illustrated by Nicolas Otero, and translated by Nasario García

2014 New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards

Best Book How Chile Came to New Mexico by Rudolfo Anaya, illustrated by Nicolas Otero, and translated by Nasario García
Best Book Space Pioneers in their own words by Loretta Hall
Best Cover Design (larger than 6x9) How Chile Came to New Mexico by Rudolfo Anaya, illustrated by Nicolas Otero, and translated by Nasario García
Best Cover Design (smaller than 6x9) Saddle Up: A Cowboy Guide to Writing by Slim Randles
Children's Picture Book bilingual How Chile Came to New Mexico by Rudolfo Anaya, illustrated by Nicolas Otero, and translated by Nasario García
History-New Mexico Bernalillo by Nasario García
History-New Mexico UNSOLVED by Don Bullis
How-to Book Saddle Up: A Cowboy Guide to Writing by Slim Randles
Nonfiction-Other Max Evans and a few friends by Ollie Reed, Jr, Ruth E Francis, and Slim Randles
Science Space Pioneers in their own words by Loretta Hall
Young Readers Grandpa Lolo and Trampa by Nasario García

Finalists in the 2014 New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards

Anthology UNSOLVED by Don Bullis
Anthology Literacy Alive by Sharleen Daugherty
Anthology Max Evans and a few friends by Ollie Reed, Jr, Ruth E Francis, and Slim Randles
Fiction-Other Literacy Alive by Sharleen Daugherty
History-New Mexico Family History in the Rio Abajo by Andres Armijo
History-New Mexico Space Pioneers in their own words by Loretta Hall
Multi-cultural Family History in the Rio Abajo by Andres Armijo
Young Adult Literacy Alive by Sharleen Daugherty
Best Cover Design Family History in the Rio Abajo by Andres Armijo
Best Cover Design Space Pioneers in their own words by Loretta Hall

THIRD PLACE, OVERALL EXCELLENCE: 2014 New Mexico Press Women Book Awards


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