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22nd Annual
Northeastern Minnesota Book Awards
Nominee List

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Big Noise: A Jo Spence Mystery, Jen Wright, Clover Valley Press LLC big noise
Heading North, Joseph Van NurdenNorth Star Press of St. Cloud      heading north
Ice Shack, David J. Heath, Majestic Pine Publishing ice shack
Manitou Murder, C. C. Canby, j-press Publishing  
Minnesota Cold, Cynthia Kraack, North Star Press of St. Cloud minnesota cold
Secrets, David P. Holmes, North Star Press of St. Cloud secrets


Before You Know It: Prose Poems 1970 - 2005, Louis Jenkins, Will o' the Wisp Books before
The Dark Honey: New & Used Poems, Ellie Schoenfeld, Clover Valley Press LLC the dark honey
Driving Gravel Roads: 50 Prose Poems, Jim Johnson, Red Dragonfly Press driving gravel roads
The Gravity of Flesh, Jill Breckenridge, Nodin Press gravity of flesh
Looking North: Images of Life in Northern Minnesota, C. P. Stone, Shadow IRIS Books Looking north
Between, Morgan Grayce Willow, Nodin Press   Between


Insects of the North Woods, Jeffrey Hahn, Kollath-Stensaas Publishing insects
Intriguing Owls: Exceptional Images and Insight, Stan Tekiela, Adventure Publications owls
Minong—The Good Place: Ojibwe and Isle Royale, Timothy Cochrane, Michigan State University Press minong
Moths & Caterpillars of the North Woods, Jim Sogaard, Kollath-Stensaas Publishing  
Mr. Environment: The Willard Munger Story, Mark Munger, Cloquet River Press munger
Native Artists: Livelihoods, Resources, Spaces, Gifts, Marcie Rendon and Ann Markusen, Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs natie artists
Wildflowers of the Boundary Waters: Hiking through the Seasons, Betty Vos Hemstad, Minnesota Historical Society Press wildflowers
61 Gems on Highway 61, Kathryn Mayo and William Mayo, Adventure Publications 61 gems


Chaos and Grit: Barbless Bits & Little Chits, Phyllis Burgess, Singing River Publications chaos and grit
Knife Island: Circling a Year in a Herring Skiff, Stephen Dahl, Nodin Press Knife Island


Beaver, Bear, Snowshoe Hare: North Woods Mammal Poems, Cheryl Dannenbring, illustrated by Anna Hess, Raven Productions, Inc.
Boo Boo Bear's Mission, Mary Linda Sather, illustrated by children from military and civilian families, Beaver's Pond Press
boo boo bear
The Christmas Spider, Catherine Kopari, self published spider
Harry's Heavy Suitcase, Marcia Homer & Flossie Strickland, illustrated by Nancy Scheibe, Singing River Publications, Inc. harry
Henrietta Stays Out All Night!, Tom Broadbent, illustrated by Lisa Kosmo, self published henrietta
Isabelle and Grandma Birdie, written and illustrated by Stephanie Stevens, Stephanie's Garden Press isabelle
Manoomin: A Wild Rice Adventure, written and illustrated by Joshua M. Whitebird, IGI Publishing Manoomin
Moose on the Loose, Kathy-jo Wargin, illustrated by John Bendall-Brunello, Sleeping Bear Press moose on the loose
The Phantom of the North Shore: A Doc & Tweed History Mystery, John Koblas, North Star Press of St. Cloud phantom
Pow Wow: niimiwin everyone dance, Leah Savage, photography by Nikki Willgohs & Jill Pertler, Fond du Lac Ojibwe Head Start pow wow
The Secret History of Lake Amikota, Jody G. Russell, North Star Press of St. Cloud secret
Wintering, William Durbin, Raven Productions wintering



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