MIPA is pleased to announce the medalists for the 28th Annual Midwest Book Awards! Congratulations to all authors, editors, illustrators, designers, marketers, distributors, and publishers who produced such EXCELLENT and COMPETITIVE books for consideration this year. While we’re only posting the names of the medalists at this moment, watch this space for pictures and commentary from our 2018 Midwest Book Awards Gala. And if YOU have pictures, please share them to our MIPA Facebook page. Thanks!

—Arts/Photography/Coffee Table Books
Amazing MN by Lee Lynch (Beaver’s Pond Press, Minneapolis, MN)

The Geiger Counter: Raised by Wolves & Other Stories by Matt Geiger (HenschelHAUS Publishing, Inc, Mount Horeb, WI)

Paul Goble, Storyteller by Gregory Bryan (South Dakota Historical Society Press, Pierre, SD)

—Children’s Picture Books
Grandpa Alan’s Sugar Shack by Alan & Kamie Page (Page Education Foundation (PEF), Minneapolis, MN)

—Children’s Fiction
To the Copper Country: Mihaela’s Journey by Barbara Carney-Coston (Wayne State University Press, Detroit, MI)

—Children’s Non-Fiction
Hedy’s Journey: The True Story of a Hungarian Girl Fleeing the Holocaust by Michelle Bisson (Capstone Press/Capstone, North Mankato, MN)

—Young Adult Fiction (two medalists)
Slider’s Sun by Rebecca Fjelland Davis (North Star Press of St Cloud, Clearwater, MN)

Waking in Time by Angie Stanton (Switch Press/Capstone, North Mankato, MN)

—Young Adult Non-Fiction
Glorious Fourth of July and Other Stories from the Plains by Catherine Rademacher Gibson and Mary Gibson Sprague (South Dakota Historical Society Press, Pierre, SD)

The Asheville Bee Charmer Cookbook: Sweet and Savory Recipes Inspired by 28 Honey Varietals and Blends by Carrie Schloss (Agate Surrey, Evanston, IL)

Robotics for Young Children: STEM Activities and Simple Coding by Ann Gadzikowski (Redleaf Press, St Paul, MN)

Earn It! What To Do When Your Kid Needs an Entitlement Intervention by Michael G. Wetter and Eileen Bailey (Hazelden Publishing, Center City, MN)

—Fiction – Fantasy/SciFi/Horror/Paranormal (two medalists)
The Collapsing Kingdom by Benjamin Ellefson (Beaver’s Pond Press, Minneapolis, MN)

The 53rd Card by Virginia Weiss (Beaver’s Pond Press, Minneapolis, MN)

—Fiction – Literary/Contemporary/Historical
Tom O’Vietnam by Baron Wormser (New Rivers Press, Moorhead, MN)

—Fiction – Mystery/Thriller
The Bricklayer of Albany Park by Terry John Malik (Blank Slate Press. imprint of Amphorae Publishing Group, St Louis, MO)

—Fiction – Romance
The Curse of the Braddock Brides by Erica Obey (Walrus Publishing, imprint of Amphorae Publishing Group, St Louis, MO)

—Fiction – Short Story/Anthology
These Are Our Demands by Matthew Pitt (Ferry Street Books, Engine Books Imprint, Indianapolis, IN)

Cancer: What You Need to Know by Stephen A. Rosenberg, MD (Stephen A. Rosenberg, MD, LLC, Madison, WI)

—History (three medalists)
Detroit 1967: Origins, Impacts, Legacies by Joel Stone (Wayne State University Press, Detroit, MI)

From Warm Center to Ragged Edge by Jon K. Lauck (University of Iowa Press, Iowa City, IA)

Sailing Into History: Great Lakes Bulk Carriers of the Twentieth Century & the Crews Who Sailed Them by Frank Boles (Michigan State University Press, East Lansing, MI)

Down at the Dock: More Stories of the Good Life in the Northwoods by Mike Lein (Jackpine Writers’ Bloc, Menahga, MN)

—Inspiration (two medalists)
Be Your Self and Be Well by Dr Steven Hiebert (Wise Ink Publishing, Plymouth, MN)

A Year in the Wilderness by Amy and Dave Freeman (Milkweed Editions, Minneapolis, MN)

—Crossing the Waters by Norita Dittberner-Jax (Nodin Press, Minneapolis, MN)

—Recreation/Sports/Travel (two medalists)
A History of Badger Baseball: The Rise and Fall of America’s Pastime at the University of Wisconsin by Steven

D. Schmitt (University of Wisconsin Press, Madison, WI)
Home Ice: Confessions of a Blackhawks Fan by Kevin Cunningham (University of Iowa Press, Iowa City, IA)

Spirit of the Earth: Indian Voices on Nature by Michael Oren Fitzgerald & Joseph A. Fitzgerald (World Wisdom, Bloomington, IN)

—Social Science/Political Science/Culture
Why Bad Governments Happen to Good People by Danny Katch (Haymarket Books, Chicago, IL)

—Illustration – Graphic
Nobody Likes a Booger by Angela Halgrimson, Illustrated by Brian Barber (Beaver’s Pond Press, Minneapolis, MN)

—Interior Design
Nature at Our Doorstep by Matt Schuth, Design by John Toren (Nodin Press, Minneapolis, MN)

The Rock Maiden: A Chinese Tale of Love and Loyalty by Natasha Yim, Illustrated by Pirkko Vainio (Wisdom Tales, Bloomington, IN)

—Cover Design
The Ploy by Marilyn Jax, Design by James Monroe Design, LLC (Beaver’s Pond Press, Minneapolis, MN)

—Total Book Design (two medalists)
Amazing MN by Lee Lynch, Design by Michael Skjei (Beaver’s Pond Press, Minneapolis, MN)

Nobody Likes a Booger by Angela Halgrimson, Design by Brian Barber (Beaver’s Pond Press, Minneapolis, MN)

— Animals/Pets
Pet Parent Pawffirmations by Donna Chicone (Dancing Paws Press, Woodbury, MN)