New Mexico - Arizona Book Awards

New Mexico Book Awards - 2008

Best Anthology (individual or collection)

  • Peace Beyond All Fear: A Tribute to John Denver's Vision - Hank Bruce

Best Anthropology / Archaeology book

 Best Arts book (includes Art, Music, or Photography)

Best Biography (includes Memoirs and Autobiographies)

Best Business book (includes Career)

  • The Keyword Tutorial eBook - Hope Kiah

Best Children's Activity book (workbook / craft book / coloring book)

Best Children's Picture book

  • Red Truck - Kersten Hamilton, illustrated by Valeria Petrone

Best Cookbook

Best Fiction book, Adventure / Drama

Best Fiction book, Historical

  • Arizona War - Melody Groves
  • Bell County Bushwhackers - Dave Bushmire

Best Fiction book, Mystery / Suspense

Best Fiction book, Romance

Best Fiction book, Science Fiction / Fantasy

Best Fiction book, Other

Best First book (first book published by author)

Best Gardening book

  • Ma Frump's Guide to Plastic Gardening - Marcia Muth

Best Health book (includes Wellness, Nutrition, Beauty)

  • Working Like Dogs: the Service Dog Guidebook - Marcie Davis & Melissa Bunnell

Best History book, New Mexico subject

  •  A Peculiar Alchemy : a centennial history of the School of American Research, 1907-2007 - Nancy Owen Lewis and Kay Leigh Hagan

Best Juvenile book (grade school to junior high school)

  • From Slave to Superstar of the Wild West - Tom DeMund

Best Multi-Cultural Subject book (Hispanic, Native American, etc.)

Best Nature / Environment book

Best New Age book

  • Soul Oriented Solutions - Rheanni Lightwater

Best Nonfiction book, other

Best of Show book

Best Parenting / Family Issues book

  • Syra's Scribbles - Syra Divine

Best Poetry book (individual or collection)

  • Graven Images - Mike Sutin
  • The Seasons of Yes - Lorraine Schechter

Best Political book (includes Social / Current Events)

  • Your Money and Your Life - Martha Burk

Best Reference book

Best Religious book

Best Self-help book (includes Spirituality / Inspirational)

  • Dying: A Natural Passage - Denys Cope

Best Travel book (includes guides)

Best Young Adult book (high school)

Best Young Reader book (to grade 3)

People's Choice Award

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