2012 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
Snutt the Ift
Little Monk and the Mantis
Red Knit Cap Girl

Read more about the Book of the Year Award winners here


Body, Mind and Spirit
Maybe A Little Zen for Little Ones
Character & Life Lessons
Beatrice and the Magic Garden Hat
Cookbooks and Food
Tyler Makes Pancakes
Mommy, Daddy, I Had A Bad Dream
Growing Up
Home In the Cave
Health and Fitness
Are You A Lion? And Other Fun
Yoga Poses
Healthy Living
Supernatural Kids Cookbook
Life Skills
Saltwater Taffy

Motivation and Inspiration
Dream Big Little Pig
Motivation and Inspiration
Shoot for the Moon
Social Skills
The Crowded Backyard

Arts and Letters

Bedtime Stories
Western Lullaby

Comic Book/Graphic Novel:
Green Pieces: Green from the
Ground Up
Picture Storybooks
The Lonely Book
Picture Storybooks
(Ages 4-8)
Quincy Moves to the Dessert
Picture Storybooks
(All Ages)
The Boy, the Kite and the Wind
Picture Storybooks
Over In the Forest
First Published Work
Colors of Me
Under A Fairy Moon
Fiction (Chapter Book/Early Reader)
Fiction (Middle Grade)
Fables, Folklore & Fairytales
Pegasus: A Dragon's Tale
Heroes (Exploration, Adventures, Mythic Figures)
Twice As Good
The Arts (Theatre, Dance, Music, Visual Arts)
Songs In the Shade of the
Flamboyant Tree

Poetry and Rhyme
Terple: Always Dream Bigger

Society and Culture

Helping Others & Philanthropy
Plant A Kiss
International Titles
(First English Translation)
The Man In the Clouds
What We Wear: Dressing Up Around the World
Lila and the Secret of the Rain
Silly Frilly Grandma Tillie
Friends Forever
Seasons and Holidays
Louie V Trims the Tree
Seasons and Holidays
Happy's Christmas Gift
Social Skills
All for Me and None for All
Sports and Hobbies
Little Monk and the Mantis


Animals and Wildlife
"Carl" Series
Carl and the Mysterious Nibbler
Carl Discovers Wildlife Art
Nature (Preschool)
Chippy Chipmunk: Babies in
the Garden

Nature (4-8)
Summer Days and Nights
Nature (All Ages)
The Unstoppable Eagles
Irena's Jars of Secrets
Sofia's Dream
General Science
Done In the Sun: Solar Projects
for Children
Historical Tales
A Giraffe Goes to Paris
The Flying Machine Book
Better than A Lemonade Stand
Early Education
Bun's New Hats
View Last Year's Winners (2011)