2017 AWARDS

2017 New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards FINALISTS
Activity Book — Color Jason and His Funny Machine, Ross Van Dusen
Children's Bilingual Picture Book — ¡No Toques Este Libro!, Barbe Awalt
Children's Bilingual Picture Book — Taadoo Naaltosoos wont ai bidlinhi, Barbe Awalt
Children's Picture Book — Miguel & Michelle Visit Spaceport America, Loretta Hall
Children's Picture Book — Color Jason & His Funny Machine, Ross Van Dusen
Children's Picture Book — Lyle Got Stuck in a Tree, Ross Van Dusen
Children's Picture Book — What Makes the Lightning?, Ross Van Dusen
Crafts/Hobby/How-to Book — The Basic Genealogy Checklist, Henrietta Christmas & Paul Rhetts
Crafts/Hobby/How-to Book — Kicking the Bucket List, Gail Rubin
eBook Nonfiction — Kicking the Bucket List, Gail Rubin
First Book New Mexico — The Essential Paranormal Bucket List, Riley Mitchell
Guide Book — The Ultimate Christmas Bucket List, Barbe Awalt
Guide Book — The Basic Genealogy Checklist, Henrietta Christmas & Paul Rhetts
Guide Book — The Essential Paranormal Bucket List, Riley Mitchell
Guide Book — The Fly Fisherman's Bucket List, Slim Randles
Guide Book — Kicking the Bucket List, Gail Rubin
History Book, New Mexico — Historic Route 66, Joseph Sanchez & Angelica Sanchez-Clark
Multi-Cultural Book — ¡No Toques Este Libro!, Barbe Awalt
Multi-Cultural Book — Taadoo Naaltosoos wont ai bidlinhi, Barbe Awalt
Multi-Cultural Book — Historic Route 66, Joseph Sanchez & Angelica Sanchez-Clark
Nature/Environment Book — The Fly Fisherman's Bucket List, Slim Randles
Parenting/Family Issues Book — Miguel & Michelle Visit Spaceport America, Loretta Hall
Pets/Animals — Lyle Got Stuck in a Tree, Ross Van Dusen
Reference Book — The Basic Genealogy Checklist, Henrietta Christmas & Paul Rhetts
Reference Book — The 10th Anniversary Awards Book, Paul Rhetts
Science Book — Miguel & Michelle Visit Spaceport America, Loretta Hall
Science Book — What Makes the Lightning?, Ross Van Dusen
Self-Help Book — The Basic Genealogy Checklist, Henrietta Christmas & Paul Rhetts
Self-Help Book — Kicking the Bucket List, Gail Rubin
Spanish Language Book — ¡No Toques Este Libro!, Barbe Awalt
Sports/Recreation Book — The Ultimate Christmas Bucket List, Barbe Awalt
Sports/Recreation Book — The Fly Fisherman's Bucket List, Slim Randles
Travel Book —The Ultimate Christmas Bucket List, Barbe Awalt
Travel Book —Miguel & Michelle Visit Spaceport America, Loretta Hall
Travel Book —The Essential Paranormal Bucket List, Riley Mitchell
Travel Book —The Fly Fisherman's Bucket List, Slim Randles
Travel Book —Historic Route 66, Joseph Sanchez & Angelica Sanchez-Clark
Young Readers Book — Miguel & Michelle Visit Spaceport America, Loretta Hall
Best Cover Nonfiction (<6x9) — The Ultimate Christmas Bucket List, Barbe Awalt
Best Cover Nonfiction (<6x9) — The Basic Genealogy Checklist, Henrietta Christmas & Paul Rhetts
Best Cover Nonfiction (<6x9) —The Essential Paranormal Bucket List, Riley Mitchell
Best Cover Nonfiction (<6x9) — The Fly Fisherman's Bucket List, Slim Randles
Best Cover Nonfiction (<6x9) — Kicking the Bucket List, Gail Rubin
Best Cover Nonfiction (6x9) — Historic Route 66, Joseph Sanchez & Angelica Sanchez-Clark
Best Cover Nonfiction (>6x9) — ¡No Toques Este Libro!, Barbe Awalt
Best Cover Nonfiction (>6x9) — Taadoo Naaltosoos wont ai bidlinhi, Barbe Awalt
Best Cover Nonfiction (>6x9) — Miguel & Michelle Visit Spaceport America, Loretta Hall
Best Cover Nonfiction (>6x9) — Color Jason & His Funny Machine, Ross Van Dusen
Best Cover Nonfiction (>6x9) — Lyle Got Stuck in a Tree, Ross Van Dusen
Best Cover Nonfiction (>6x9) — What Makes the Lightning?, Ross Van Dusen

2017 SouthWest Book Design & Production Awards
First Place: Children and Young Adult Book for Lyle Got Stuck in a Tree by Ross Van Dusen
First Place: Scholarly & Technical Book for New Mexico Historical Encyclopedia by Don Bullis

2017 National Federation of Press Women Book Awards
First Place: Nonfiction books for adult readers for New Mexico Historical Encyclopedia by Don Bullis
First Place: Children's books, nonfiction for Grandpa Lolo's Matanza by Nasario Gracia
Second Place: Nonfiction books for adult readers, travel for
The Complete Santa Fe Bucket List by Pat Hodapp

2017 New Mexico Press Women Book Awards
First Place: Nonfiction books for adult readers for New Mexico Historical Encyclopedia by Don Bullis
First Place: Nonfiction books for adult readers, general nonfiction for The Basic Genealogy Checklist by Henrietta Christmas & Paul Rhetts
First Place: Nonfiction books for adult readers, travel for
The Complete Santa Fe Bucket List by Pat Hodapp
First Place: Children's books, nonfiction for
Grandpa Lolo's Matanza by Nasario Gracia
Second place, nonfiction books for adult readers, general nonfiction for
Kicking the Bucket List by Gail Rubin
Second Place: Children's books, fiction for
Lyle Got Stuck in a Tree by Ross Van Dusen
Second Place: Nonfiction adult travel for The Complete Space Buff's Bucket List by Loretta Hall
Second Place: Award of Excellence in Communications for Organizational Achievement for Rio Grande Books

2017 Historical Society of New Mexico Book Awards
Fray Francisco Domínguez Award for From Saltillo, Mexico to San Antonio and East Texas: A Historical Guide to El Camino Real de Tierra Afuera and El Camino Real de los Tejas during the Spanish Colonial Period, compiled and edited by Joseph P. Sánchez and Bruce Erickson


2016 AWARDS
2016 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards
Gold Medal, Best Nonfiction Children's Book Series: What Makes a Snowflake? and What Makes a Rainbow? by Ross Van Dusen

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 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 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

Honorable Mention, Best History Book: Early Hispanic Colorado by Joseph Sanchez
2nd Place, Best Latino Focused Children’s Book: Grandma Lale’s Tamales by Nasario Garcia, illustrated by Dolores Aragon
2nd Place, Best Latino Focused Book Design: Grandma Lale’s Tamales by Nasario Garcia, illustrated by Dolores Aragon
Honorable Mention, Best Cover Design: Grandpa Lolo’s Matanza by Nasario Garcia, illustrated by Dolores Aragon
Honorable Mention, Best Use of Illustrations Inside Book: Grandpa Lolo’s Matanza by Nasario Garcia, illustrated by Dolores Aragon

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 AWARDS
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 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 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 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 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 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 AWARDS
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


2013 AWARDS
New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards, 2013
Winner, Best Book, "How Hollyhocks Came to New Mexico" by Rudolfo Anaya, with illustrations by Nicolas Otero and translated by Nasario Garcia
Winner, Children's Bilingual Book, "How Hollyhocks Came to New Mexico" by Rudolfo Anaya, with illustrations by Nicolas Otero and translated by Nasario Garcia
Winner, Best Cover Design, Large Format Book, "How Hollyhocks Came to New Mexico" by Rudolfo Anaya, with illustrations by Nicolas Otero and translated by Nasario Garcia
Winner, Pet/Animal Book, "Terrie Q & Travelin' Jack's Pet Friends" by Terrie Q Sayre & Travelin' Jack
Winner, Sports/Recreation Book, "Duke City Diamonds" by Gary Herron
Winner, Cover Design, Small Format Book, "Voices of New Mexico, Too" edited by Paul Rhetts & Barbe Awalt
Winner, Anthology, "Murder, Mystery & Mayhem" by Richard Melzer & John Taylor
Finalist, History New Mexico, "Perfect Crystals" by Paul Kraemer
Finalist, History New Mexico, "Murder, Mystery & Mayhem" by Richard Melzer & John Taylor
Finalist, Reference Book, "Atrisco to Zena Lona" by Judy Nickell
Finalist, Anthology, "A Moment in Time" by Thomas Chavez
Finalist, Young Adult, "Young Voices of Silver City" by Sharleen Daugherty

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

DIY 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

Hollywood 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 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
Lansing B. Bloom Award For Outstanding Book on Borderlands History, Sunshine & Shadows Volume III, edited by Richard Melzer


2012 AWARDS
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


OTHER AWARDS
Historical Society of New Mexico, 2009
Pablita Velarde Award, Shoes for the Santo Niño by Peggy Pond Church with illustrations by Charles M. Carrillo
Lansing B. Bloom History Award, New Mexico Historical Biographies by Don Bullis

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



Rio Grande Books also received several awards in 2013:
"How Hollyhocks Came to New Mexico" by Rudolfo Anaya
with illustrations by Nicolas Otero and translation by Nasario Garcia

Winner, Best Book, New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards, 2013
Winner, Children's Bilingual Book, New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards, 2013
Winner, Best Cover Design, Large Format Book, New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards, 2013
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, DIY Book Festival, 2013
Honorable Mention Children's Picture Book, Hollywood 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


"Terrie Q and Travelin' Jack's Pet Friends" by Terrie Q Sayre and Travelin' Jack
Winner, Pet/Animal Book, New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards, 2013

"Duke City Diamonds" by Gary Herron
Winner, Sports/Recreation Book, New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards, 2013

"Voices of New Mexico, Too" by Paul Rhetts and Barbe Awalt
Winner, Cover Design, Small Format Book, New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards, 2013

"Murder, Mystery & Mayhem" by Richard Melzer & John Taylor
Winner, Anthology, New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards, 2013


New Mexico Book Awards, 2011
"Visions Underground" by Lois Manno, Best of Show, New Mexico Book Awards, 2009



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.

"Out of the Shadows: The Women of Southern New Mexico"
Finalist, Women's Issues, International Book Awards, 2013
Second Place, History, New Mexico Press Women, 2013
Finalist, BOTYA Women's Studies, Foreword Magazine, 2013

"Sunshine and Shadows, Vol III: The Statehood Period, 1912-present"
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



The Whole Damned World has been honored with the Caliente Award from ReadingNew Mexico as a "must-read" book.


8 Finalists in the 2009 New Mexico Book Awards, 12 Books Awards in 2008 and 37 Book Awards in 2007, including 8 awards in New Mexico Book Awards and 4 Awards in INDIE Excellence Books Awards



Selected as Finalists in the 2009 New Mexico Book Awards

A Century of Masters
Nicolasa Chávez, Multi-Cultural

New Mexico & Politicians of the Past
Don Bullis, Political

Old West Trivia Book
Don Bullis, Reference

Sacred Feminine
Judith McLaughlin, Religious

Senator Pete Domenici’s Legacy
Jon Hunner, Anthology

Three Dog Night
Cheryl Montoya, Fiction-Other

Visions Underground
Lois Manno, Arts

The Whole Damned World
Martha Shipman Andrews, History



Rio Grande Books received 8 Finalist Awards and 4 Winners in the 2008 New Mexico Book Awards, including:
Avenging Victorio by Dave DeWitt (Adventure or Drama Novel) -- Finalist and Winner
Cooking with Lavender by Suzanne Smith (Finalist, Gardening)
New Mexico: A Biographical Dictionary Vol II by Don Bullis (Other Nonfiction) -- Finalist and Winner
New Mexico in 1801 by Rick Hendricks (Finalist, Other Nonfiction)
Our Favorite Recipes by Albuquerque The Magazine (First Book) -- Finalist and Winner
Saints of the Pueblos by Charles Carrillo (Religious Book) -- Finalist and Winner
The Stranger Comes at Sundown by Jane Awalt (Finalist, Health)
Tradition & Heritage by Virginia Ortiz (Finalist, Religious Book)


Atarque: Now all Is Silent... by Pauline Chavez Bent
2008 FINALIST-REGIONAL, INDIE EXCELLENCE BOOK AWARDS
2007 FINALIST, NEW MEXICO BOOK AWARDS, Hispanic Subject
2007 FINALIST, NATIONAL BEST BOOK AWARDS, Multicultural NonFiction

Avenging Victorio by Dave DeWitt
2008 FINALIST-ADVENTURE/DRAMA NOVEL, NEW MEXICO BOOK AWARDS
2008 FINALIST-HISTORICAL FICTION, INDIE EXCELLENCE BOOK AWARDS
2007 SOUTHWEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR, TUCSON-PIMA LIBRARY SYSTEM
2007 FINALIST, NEW MEXICO BOOK AWARDS
2007 FINALIST, NATIONAL BEST BOOK AWARDS, Fiction & Literature, Multicultural Fiction
REVIEWED IN True West Magazine
REVIEWED IN New Mexico Magazine
REVIEWED IN MidWest Book Reviews (twice)
REVIEWED ON ReaderViews.com
REVIEWED ON BellaOnline.com
REVIEWED ON Amazon.com (three times)
REVIEWED ON POSH Magazine

Between Two Countries by Joseph Sanchez, Bruce Erickson, and Jerry Gurule
2008 FINALIST-HISTORY, INDIE EXCELLENCE BOOK AWARDS
2007 NOTABLE BOOK, SOUTHWEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR, TUCSON-PIMA LIBRARY SYSTEM
2007 FINALIST, NEW MEXICO BOOK AWARDS
2007 FINALIST, NATIONAL BEST BOOK AWARDS, History: U.S.

Cooking With Lavender by Suzanne Smith
2008 FINALIST-GARDENING, NEW MEXICO BOOK AWARDS

Dejad a los Ninos by John Taylor

2007 WINNER, NEW MEXICO BOOK AWARDS, Religious

Holy Faith of Santa Fe by Stanford Lehmberg
2007 FINALIST, HISTORY BOOK, INDIE EXCELLENCE BOOK AWARDS

Memories of Cibola by Abe Pena
2007 PANELIST PICK, SOUTHWEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR, TUCSON-PIMA LIBRARY SYSTEM
2007 FINALIST, NEW MEXICO BOOK AWARDS
2007 FINALIST, NATIONAL BEST BOOK AWARDS, Multicultural NonFiction
2007 FIRST PLACE NONFICTION, HISTORY, NEW MEXICO PRESS WOMEN COMMUNICATIONS AWARD
2007 FINALIST, BIOGRAPHY, INDIE EXCELLENCE BOOK AWARDS
REVIEWED IN New Mexico Magazine, June 2007
REVIEWED IN PrimeTime Magazine, March 2007 issue

Navajo and Pueblo Earrings 1850-1945 by Robert Bauver
2007 FINALIST, NEW MEXICO BOOK AWARDS
2007 SEMIFINALIST, BEST REGIONAL NONFICTION BOOK, IPPY AWARDS
2007 FINALIST, ART BOOK, INDIE EXCELLENCE BOOK AWARDS
2007 SECOND PLACE NONFICTION, GENERAL, NEW MEXICO PRESS WOMEN COMMUNICATIONS AWARD
2006 BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD, FINALIST, FOREWORD MAGAZINE
2006 SOUTHWEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR, TUCSON-PIMA LIBRARY
2006 BEST ART BOOK FINALIST, USA BOOK NEWS
2006 SOUTHWEST BOOK AWARD, BORDER REGIONAL LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
REVIEWED IN ABQ Arts
REVIEWED in Gather.com
REVIEWED IN POSH New Mexico
REVIEWED IN New Mexico Magazine, June 2007
REVIEWED IN MidWest Book Reviews, June 2007
REVIEWED IN BellaOnline.com

New Mexico: A Biographical Dictionary, Volume I by Don Bullis
2009 LANSING B. BLOOM HISTORY AWARD, HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF NEW MEXICO
2007 WINNER, NEW MEXICO BOOK AWARDS, New Mexico Book
2007 FINALIST, NEW MEXICO BOOK AWARDS, Reference
2007 NOTABLE BOOK, SOUTHWEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR, TUCSON-PIMA LIBRARY SYSTEM
2007 FINALIST, NATIONAL BEST BOOK AWARDS, Biography: History
2007 FIRST PLACE NONFICTION, BIOGRAPHY, NEW MEXICO PRESS WOMEN COMMUNICATIONS AWARD
2007 SEMI-FINALIST, REFERENCE BOOK, IPPY BOOK AWARDS
2007 FINALIST, REFERENCE BOOK, INDIE EXCELLENCE BOOK AWARDS
REVIEWED IN El Paso Times
REVIEWED IN Rio Grande Sun
REVIEWED IN Albuquerque Journal
REVIEWED IN POSH New Mexico
REVIEWED IN abqArts

New Mexico: A Biographical Dictionary, Volume II by Don Bullis
2009 LANSING B. BLOOM HISTORY AWARD, HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF NEW MEXICO
2008 FINALIST-OTHER NON-FICTION, NEW MEXICO BOOK AWARDS

New Mexico in 1801 by Rick Hendrick
2008 FINALIST-OTHER NON-FICTION, NEW MEXICO BOOK AWARDS

New Mexico in 1876-1877 by Robert Torrez

2007 SOUTHWEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR, TUCSON-PIMA LIBRARY SYSTEM
2007 WINNER, NATIONAL BEST BOOK AWARDS, Media/Journalism
2007 FINALIST, NEW MEXICO BOOK AWARDS
REVIEWED IN New Mexico Magazine, March 2007
REVIEWED IN La Herencia Magazine, Summer 2007 issue

Our Favorite Recipes by Albuquerque The Magazine
2008 FINALIST-First Book, NEW MEXICO BOOK AWARDS

Religious Architecture in Hispano New Mexico by Thomas Lucero and Thomas Steele

2007 FINALIST, NEW MEXICO BOOK AWARDS, Religious
REVIEWED IN MidWest Book Reviews, November 2007

Saints of the Pueblos by Charles M. Carrillo
2008 FINALIST-RELIGIOUS BOOK, NEW MEXICO BOOK AWARDS
2007 WINNER, ART BOOK, INDIE EXCELLENCE BOOK AWARDS
2005 TWITCHELL HISTORY AWARD, NM HISTORICAL SOCIETY
2004 FINALIST, ARTS BOOK, USA BOOK NEWS AWARDS
REVIEWED ON BellaOnline.com

The Stranger Comes at Sundown by Jane Awalt
2008 FINALIST-Health Book, NEW MEXICO BOOK AWARDS

A Tapestry of Kinship by Esquibel & Carrillo

REVIEWED IN MidWest Book Reviews, September 2007

Tradition & Heritage by Virginia Ortiz
2008 FINALIST-RELIGION, INDIE EXCELLENCE BOOK AWARDS

Villages & Villagers by Abe Pena

2007 SOUTHWEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR, TUCSON-PIMA LIBRARY SYSTEM
2007 FINALIST, NEW MEXICO BOOK AWARDS
2007 FINALIST, NATIONAL BEST BOOK AWARDS, Multicultural NonFiction
2007 SECOND PLACE NONFICTION, HISTORY, NEW MEXICO PRESS WOMEN COMMUNICATIONS AWARD
2007 FINALIST, BIOGRAPHY, INDIE EXCELLENCE BOOK AWARDS
REVIEWED IN ForeWord Magazine, May/June issue
REVIEWED IN PrimeTime Magazine, March 2007 issue
REVIEWED IN La Herencia Magazine, Summer 2007 issue
REVIEWED IN New Mexico Magazine, June 2007

Wake for A Fat Vicar by Fray Angelico and Thomas Chavez
2007 FINALIST, HISTORY BOOK, INDIE EXCELLENCE BOOK AWARDS

The Whole Damned World by Martha Shipman Andrews and introduction by Richard Melzer
CALIENTE AWARD from Reading New Mexico, 2009