2013 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
Animal Dreams
How Roland Rolls
A Night Time Story
Island of Invisible Being
The Insomniacs

Read more about the Book of the Year Award winners here



Mind, Body and Spirit
Healing Days: A Guide for Kids Who Have Experienced Trauma


Character and Life Lessons
Bully Bean

Cookbooks and Food
CHOPCHOP: The Kids' Guide to Cooking Real Food with Your Family
I Love You Daddy, I Love You More
Growing Up
Emotions and Feelings
Don't Call Me A Tattletale
Social Skills
Lacey Walker, Nonstop Talker

Life Skills
Princess Cupcake Jones and the Missing Tutu

Motivation and Inspiration
Percy Learns to Fly
Motivation and Inspiration
Life Is Beautiful
Illness, Bereavement, Disability

Cloud City

Illness, Bereavement, Disability

What Do You Use to Help Your Body?

Arts and Letters

Picture Storybooks
A Moment In Time

Picture Storybooks
(Ages 4-8)
Magic Words From the Ancient Oral Tradition of the Inuit
Picture Storybooks
Tess and the Dog Star

Picture Storybooks
Buffalo Bird Girl
Picture Storybooks
Aesop's Fables
Picture Storybooks

The Girl Who Wouldn't Brush Her Hair
Picture Storybooks
(All Ages)
The Gift
Bedtime Stories
Albert and the Amazing Pillow Monsters
Juvenile Fiction
Faerieground: Wish
Fables, Folklore & Fairytales
Chinese Fables: The Dragon Slayer and other Timeless Tales of Wisdom
(Exploration, Adventures, Myth)
The Super Duper Princess Heroes
The Arts
(Theatre, Dance, Music, Visual Arts)
Super Simple Sumi-e
Artist Biography
My Hands Sing the Blues
The Fabulous Adventures of
Olly Oogleberry

Society and Culture

Helping Others & Philanthropy
Just Because
Helping Others & Philanthropy
Good People Everywhere
Quinn's Search for the Samurai
I came From the Water
If I Had As Many Grandchildren as You
The Diamond Willow Walking Stick
Sports and Hobbies
Goodnight Baseball
A Piece of Silver: A Story of Christ


Animals and Wildlife
Giant Squid
Pets and Farm Animals
Happy As A Fox
Nature (Preschool)
The Rainforest Party

Nature (4-8)
Noisy Bug Sing-Along
Nature (All Ages)
A Warm Winter Tail
Electrical Wizard: How Nikola Tesla Lit Up the World
Earth Science
Randy the Raindrop
Astronomy & Outer Space
Endeavour's Long Journey
Historical Tales
Three Years and Eight Months
Angelee Saves the Sea
What's In the Garden
Juvenile Reference
Quotable: 20 Years of Black and White
  View Last Year's Winners (2012)