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Animal & Pet

See below for the list of 2023 winners in the ANIMAL & PET category, for books with a copyright date of 2022.

Blue Zeus: Legend of the Red Desert
2023 Gold Winner

Author: Carol J. Walker

Publisher: Living Images by Carol Walker, LLC

ISBN: 978-0-578-35094-3

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As one of the leading advocates for America's wild horses, Carol Walker is dedicated to educating people with her stunning photographs and stories and to stopping wild horse roundups and removals from America's public lands, keeping them wild and free. This is a story that will win the hearts of whole families and grace bookshelves across the land. Filled with images, it's a gift to be appreciated by horse and wildlife lovers everywhere!

Soar: The Incredible Journey of Hendrix and Ryder
2023 Silver Winner

Author: Letitia B. Burton

Publisher: Southport Press

ISBN: 979-8-9852046-0-5

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It’s early fall, and Hendrix’s parents are taking off to migrate to South America — without him! To survive, he and his twin Ryder have to make the journey on their own. But the birds are at odds right from the start, with fearless Ryder pushing cautious Hendrix at every turn.

The Wild Rose: Stories of My Horses: Volume II
2023 Silver Winner

Author: Martin Prechtel

Publisher: North Star Press of St. Cloud

ISBN: 978-1-68201-124-9

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The Wild Rose continues Prechtel's saga of re-finding the Spanish Barb horses of his reservation youth, which were assumed extinct, along with all the unique pre-cowboy Southwestern horse knowledge. Chronicles what it takes for Indigenous beauty and wild vitality to live, disappear, reappear, and thrive in modernity’s unsympathetic clatter.

See below for the list of 2022 winners in the ANIMAL & PET category, for books with a copyright date of 2021.

Endangered Animals of North America: Educational Coloring Book, Bilingual - English & Spanish

2022 Gold Winner
Author: Bibi LeBlanc

Publisher: Culture To Color

ISBN: 978-1-7337985-9-4

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Endangered Animals of North America is the sixth coloring book by Bibi LeBlanc. It features 45 coloring pages, with descriptions and fascinating animal facts in English and Spanish. Fun and informative, this unique book is suitable for animal lovers, ages 5 to 105.

A Tail of Love: Life Lessons from Scrappy, a Pet Therapy Dog

2022 Silver Winner
Author: Larry N Grogan

Publisher: Larry N Grogan

ISBN: 978-1-7379641-1-7

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For 8 years, Scrappy and I were a pet therapy team at a local children's hospital. Scrappy’s life saving stories have now been transformed into human life lessons. Our mission is to share the power of pet therapy dogs so that more people can live their lives as Scrappy would.

What the Pet Food Industry Is Not Telling You: Developing Good Practices for a Healthier Dog

2022 Silver Winner
Author: Dr. Stephanie Krol

Publisher: Riley Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-7373201-0-4

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This book guides you in making the best decisions for your dog (cat) and stops unnecessary toxicity and pain in pets around the world! The daily conversation around pet health is reframed from periodic care visits to what is done daily in the home, to create true health and wellness. Dog owners now have real, sound healing, caregiving, and money-saving solutions, not pills, synthetic additives, or band-aids; it is time to be part of the solution!

N/A - Due to lack of entries, the 2021 ANIMAL & PET category, for books with a copyright date of 2020, was cancelled.

See below for the list of 2020 winners in the ANIMAL & PET category, for books with a copyright date of 2019.

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Pheasant Dogs: Stories from the Field—Hunters, Trainers and Trialers

Author: Keith R. Crowley

Publisher: Wild River Press

ISBN: 978-0-999-30934-6

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Pheasant Dogs explores the extraordinary bond between men and women of all ages who train their cherished dogs to hunt America's favorite game bird. 

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Equine Law and Horse Sense

Author: Julie I. Fershtman

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 978-1-64105-493-5

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Equine Law and Horse Sense is designed for people, businesses, and organizations in the horse industry and for the lawyers who serve them.

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The Wild Herd: A Vanishing American Treasure

Author: Deborah Kalas

Publisher: Val de Grace Books

ISBN: 978-0-9976405-9-5

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Exquisite coffee-table book on wild horses documents family relationships photographed through the four seasons of the year.

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