2015 Gelett Burgess Award Winning Books

The Gelett Burgess Children's Book Awards advisory council looks for books that entertain and teach with an energetic and creative approach. The books the Center selects must stimulate the child's imagination, as well as inspire them creatively. Advisory council members want to know a book will make an impact in a child's life by helping them grow: socially, emotionally, ethically, intellectually, and physically.


Book of the Year

Book of the Year

Honor

The Whisper

The Whisper

The Book Itch

The Book Itch
Honor
Honor

Butterfly Park

Butterfly Park

Book

Book

Honor
Honor
Sidewalk Flowers

An Ambush of Tigers


Lifestyle

Body, Mind and Spirit

Character & Values

Maurice's Valises: The Muuha of
Bang Bua

Maurice's Valises

Planting My Values


Planting My Values

Food and Cooking
Family Life

How Chile Came to New Mexico

How Chile Came to New Mexico

Nanny and Me

Nanny and Me
Growing Up
Emotions and Feelings

Noah Chases the Wind

Noah Chases the Wind

Daniel and His Starry Night Blanket

Daniel and His Starry Night Blanket
Healthy Living
Helping Others & Philanthropy

The Lemonade Hurricane

Lemonade Hurricane

Be A Changemaker


Life Skills
Motivation and Inspiration

What Does It Mean to be Kind?

What Does It Mean to Be Kind

Bounce Back

Bounce Back

Social Skills
Life Lessons
I Can't Find My Manners

It's Raining Paint


Arts and Letters

Picture Storybooks - All Ages
Picture Storybooks - Preschool

The Man Made of Stars

The Man Made of Stars

Seaver the Weaver

Seaver the Weaver
Picture Storybooks Ages 4-8
Picture Storybook & CD

The Rhino Who Swallowed A Storm

Ruckus on the Ranch

Ruckus on the Ranch
Poetry
Best Writer/Illustrator

The Heart's Garden: Based on a Poem by Rumi

The Heart's Garden: Based on A Poem By Rumi

Go West!


Best Illustrations
Best Writing
A King Seen From the Sky

My Yellow Balloon

First Published Work Illustrator
First Published Work Author

Wait for Me

Five Polar Bears

Five Polar Bears
Early Reader Fiction Early Reader Non-fiction

The Stumpers

The Stumpers

A Prince of A Dog

Bedtime Stories Juvenile Fiction

The Wonderful Things You Will Be

Runaway Smile

Young Adult
Young Adult Science Fiction

Warren the 13th


The Improbably Wonders of
Moojie Littleman


The Improbably Wonders of Moojie Littleman

Young Adult Fantasy

Young Adult Mystery

The Kingdom of the Sun and Moon

The Cat's Maw

Fables, Folklore and Fairytales
Picture Book

Fables, Folklore and Fairytales
Young Adult

The Circus

The Tales of Arilland

Tales of Arilland

The Arts (Theatre, Dance, Music, Visual Arts) Graphic Novels

Catherine the Great: An Art Book
for Kids

Catherine the Great

Written and Drawn by Henrietta


Written and Drawn by Henrietta

Pop-up Book Fiction Pop-up Book Non-fiction

Silly Haunted House

Silly Haunted House

Freedom Trail Pop Up Book of Boston

Freedom Trail Pop Up
Read Aloud/Storytime Preschool Read Aloud/Storytime All Ages

Rat-a-tat-tat! I've Lost My Cat!

Rat-a-tat-tat!

Sometimes Sleep

Commemorative/Anniversary Edition Heroes (Exploration, Adventure, Mythic Figures)

Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

The Adventures of Piratess Tilly

The Adventures of Piratess Tilly

Society and Culture

Multi-Generational
Spanish Language

Yiayia Visits Amalia

Yia Yia Visits Amalia

La Luz de Lucia

La Luz de Lucia
Multicultural
Multicultural Celebrations

Once Upon A Time In Japan

Once Upon A Time in Japan

Dia de los Muertos

Dia de los Muertos
Intercultural
Seasons and Holidays

The Peace Tree from Hiroshima

The Peace Tree From Hiroshima

The Nutcracker's Night Before Christmas

Nutcracker's Night Before Christmas

Sports and Hobbies
Metaphysical/Visionary

Secret Agent Training Manual

Ostynn the Ostritch and the
Fantasy of Flight

Ostynn


Education


Wildlife
Pets and Animals

Fox Talk

Fox Talk

Sophie and Jack: A Pirate Adventure

Sophie and Jack
Nature (4-8)
Nature (All Ages)

The Hungriest Mouth In the Sea

Hungriest Mouth

Plant A Pocket Full of Prairie

Plant a Pocket full of Prairie

Plant and Life Science
Environment

How the Trees Got Their Voices

How the Trees Got Their Voices

The Dandelion Seed's Big Dream

Dandelion Seeds Big Dream
Biography Picture Book
Biography Young Adult

Coco and the Little Black Dress

Coco and the Little Black Dress

Give Me Wings

Give Me Wings

General Science
Counting/ABC

One Minute Mysteries: 65 More Short Mysteries You Solve with Science!

Ten Gorillas


Ten Gorillas

US History
World History

Thomas Jefferson Grows A Nation

Thomas Jefferson Grows A Nation

Gifts From the Enemy

Reference Board Books

Harry Potter and the Art of Spying

Harry Potter and the Art of Spying

Hey, Baby, Look!

Hey Baby Look
Activity Books Academic Activity Books Arts, Crafts, Leisure

The Kid's Guide to Exploring Nature

Kids Guide to Exploring Nature

Make It! Write It! Read It!

Make It Write it Read it
Education  

Humans and Other Animals