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BOOK TITLE AWARD
SPONSOR
AWARD
TITLE
PLACE AWARD YEAR Award Type
Always with You
Bank Street College
Best Children’s
Books of the Year
Selected as
Outstanding
Award List
Always with You
Children’s
Book Council
Notable Social
Studies Trade Books
for Young People
Award List
Always with You
National Council
for the Social Studies

& Children’s
Book Council
Notable Social
Studies Trade Books
for Young People
Award List
Always with You
Children’s
Book Council
CBC Showcase:
Women of Color
Protagonists
2020 Highlight/
Spotlight List
The Amazing Age
of John Roy Lynch
Bank
Street
College
Best Children’s
Books of the Year
2016 Award List
The Amazing Age
of John Roy Lynch
Booklist
Starred Review
2015 Starred
Review
The Amazing Age
of John Roy Lynch
CCBC
CCBC Choices list
2016 Award List
The Amazing Age
of John Roy Lynch
Foreword Reviews
Foreword
INDIES Award
Finalist 2015 Award
The Amazing Age
of John Roy Lynch
Fuse #8
100 Magnificent
Children’s Books
2015 Award List
The Amazing Age
of John Roy Lynch
National Council for the Social Studies
Carter G. Woodson
Book Award
2016 Award
The Amazing Age
of John Roy Lynch
National Council for the Social Studies & Children’s Book Council
Notable Social
Studies Trade Books
for Young People
2016 Award List
The Amazing Age
of John Roy Lynch
New York Public Library
100 Books for
Reading & Sharing
2015 Award List
The Amazing Age
of John Roy Lynch
New York Public Library
Reading Is
Fundamental (RIF)
Best Books of the Year 2015 Award List
The Amazing Age
of John Roy Lynch
Parents’ Choice Foundation
Parents’ Choice Awards
Silver Honor 2015 Award
The Amazing Age
of John Roy Lynch
PEN Center USA
Literary Award
Finalist 2016 Award
The Amazing Age
of John Roy Lynch
Publishers Weekly
Starred Review
2015 Starred
Review
The Amazing Age
of John Roy Lynch
Teaching for Change
Favorite Books
2015 Award
List
The Amazing Age
of John Roy Lynch
Texas Library Association
Texas Bluebonnet
Award Master List
2015 State
Award List
The Amazing Age
of John Roy Lynch
Writers’ League of Texas Book Awards Finalist Award
Animal Beauty
ILA/CBC Children’s Choices 2016 Award
List
Animal Supermarket
Society of Illustrators “The Original Art” annual exhibition 2015 Award
List
Anna’s Corn
Publishers Weekly Starred Review ? Starred
Review
Anna’s Heaven
International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) Honour List 2018 Award
List
Anna’s Heaven
Kirkus Reviews Starred Review 2014 Starred
Review
Anna’s Heaven
Publishers Weekly Starred Review 2014 Starred
Review
Anna’s Heaven
Spirituality & Practice 10 Best Spiritual Children’s Books of the Year 2014 Award
List
Anna’s Heaven
United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY) Outstanding International Books 2015 Award
List
Anna’s Heaven
Junior Library Guild Junior Library Guild Selection Award
List
Anna’s Heaven
Children’s Book Council (CBC) Hot Off the Press reading list 2020 Highlight/
Spotlight List
At Jerusalem’s Gate
Booklist Top 10 Religion ? Award List
At Jerusalem’s Gate
Cleveland Public Library Celebrate with
Books Selection
? Award List
At Jerusalem’s Gate
Kirkus Reviews Starred Review ? Starred Review
At Jerusalem’s Gate
National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children ? ? Award
At Jerusalem’s Gate
Society of Illustrators “The Original Art” annual exhibition 2004 Award List
At Night
Kirkus Reviews Best Children’s Books of the Year 2016 Award List
At Night
Kirkus Reviews Starred Review 2014 Starred Review
At Night
School Library Journal Starred Review 2014 Starred Review
At Night
Society of Illustrators “The Original Art” annual exhibition Starred List
At Your Baptism
Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books Big Picture Review Award List
Attack of the Turtle
American Booksellers Association BookSense
Children’s Picks
? Award List
Attack of the Turtle
Bank Street College Best Children’s
Books of the Year
2008 Award List
Attack of the Turtle
Connecticut Library Association Nutmeg Award Nominee 2010 State
Award List
Attack of the Turtle
Discussion Guide Available Online N/A
Attack of the Turtle
Kentucky Reading Association Kentucky Bluegrass Award Master List 2009 State Award List
Attack of the Turtle
New York State Reading Association Suggested Reading List 2010 Award List
Back to Front and
Upside Down
American Library Association (ALA) Schneider Family Book Award Winner 2013 Award
Back to Front and
Upside Down
International Reading Association (IRA) & Children’s Book Council (CBC) Children’s Choices 2013 Award List
Back to Front and
Upside Down
Poetry Center at Passaic County CC Paterson Prize
for Continued Excellence in Children’s
Literature
Special Recognition 2013 Award
The Beatitudes
Booklist Top Ten Religion Books for Youth Award List
The Beatitudes
Discussion Guide Available Online N/A
Before You Were Born
Society of Illustrators “The Original Art” annual exhibition ? Award List
Before You Were Born
ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Awards Children’s Picture Book Finalist 2002 Award
Before You Were Born
Children’s Book Council Hot Off the Press reading list 2019 Highlight/
Spotlight List
Ben and the
Emancipation
Proclamation
Arkansas State Library Arkansas Diamond Primary Book Awards list 2012-2013 State Award List
Ben and the
Emancipation
Proclamation
Discussion Guide Available Online N/A
Ben and the
Emancipation
Proclamation
Simon Wiesenthal Center / Museum of Tolerance Once Upon a World Children’s Picture Book Award 2011 Award
Ben and the
Emancipation
Proclamation
Society of Illustrators “The Original Art” annual exhibition Award List
Ben and the
Emancipation
Proclamation
Storytelling World Storytelling World Awards Winner 2014 Award
The Best
Cat in the World
Bank Street College Best Children’s
Books of the Year
Award List
The Best
Cat in the World
Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC) Choices 2005 Award List
The Best
Cat in the World
International Reaching Association (IRA)/ Children’s Book Council (CBC) Children’s
Choices
Award List
The Best
Cat in the World
Missouri Association of School Librarians Show Me Readers Award Master List Nominee 2006-2007 State
Award List
The Best
Cat in the World
School Library Journal Starred Review ? Starred
Review
The Big Book
of Slumber
American Booksellers Association ABC Best Books 2014 Spotlight/
Highlight List
The Big Book
of Slumber
Foreword Reviews IndieFab Awards – Picture Books Honorable Mention 2015 Award
The Big Book
of Slumber
Poetry Center at Passaic County CC Paterson Prize for Books for Young People Honor 2015 Award
The Big Book
of Slumber
Publishers Weekly Starred Review 2014 Starred Review
The Big Book
of Slumber
Society of Illustrators “The Original Art” annual exhibition 2014 Award List
Birdie
American Booksellers Association ABC Best Books 2019 Spotlight/
Highlight List
Birdie
Booklist Starred Review Starred
Review
Birdie
Keystone State Literacy Association 2020-2021
Keystone to
Reading Elementary Book Award
Nominee
State
Award
Birdie
Oklahoma Library Association Sequoyah Award Nominee 2021 State
Award
Birdie
Children’s Literature Association of Utah (CLAU) Beehive Book
Award Nominee – Poetry Category
2021 State
Award
Birdie
Alabama Department of Education Alabama
Camellia
Children’s Choice Book Award
Nominee – Grades 4-5
2019-2020 State
Award
A Bird or Two
Kentucky Reading Association Kentucky Bluegrass Award Master List State
Award List
A Bird or Two
Parent Council Ltd. Magazine Selected as Outstanding 2000 Award
A Bird or Two
Society of Illustrators “The Original Art” annual exhibition Award List
The Blue Hour
School Library Journal Starred Review Starred
Review
The Blue Hour
Society of Illustrators “The Original Art” annual exhibition 2017 Award List
The Blue Hour
Spirituality & Practice 10 Best Spiritual Children’s Books of the Year 2017 Award List
The Blue Jackal
United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY) Outstanding International Books 2017 Award List
Bow-Wow Wiggle-Waggle
Bank Street College Best Children’s
Books of the Year
2013 Award List
Bow-Wow Wiggle-Waggle
Texas Library Association Texas 2×2 list 2013 Award List
Brigid’s Cloak
Bank Street College Best Children’s
Books of the Year
Award List
Brigid’s Cloak
Publishers Weekly Best Religion
Books for Children
Award List
Brigid’s Cloak
Publishers Weekly Starred Review ? Starred Review
Brother Hugo
and the Bear
American Booksellers Association ABC Best Books 2014 Spotlight/
Highlight List
Brother Hugo
and the Bear
Bank Street College Best Children’s
Books of the Year
2015 Award List
Brother Hugo
and the Bear
Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC) Choices 2015 Award List
Brother Hugo
and the Bear
Discussion Guide Available Online N/A
Brother Hugo
and the Bear
Huffington Post Best Picture
Books of the Year
Honorable Mention 2014 Award List
Brother Hugo
and the Bear
Kirkus Reviews Best Children’s
Books of the Year
2014 Award List
Brother Hugo
and the Bear
Kirkus Reviews Starred Review 2014 Starred Review
Brother Hugo
and the Bear
National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) & Children’s Book Council (CBC) Notable Social
Studies Trade Books for Young People
Third to Fifth Grade 2015 Award List
Brother Hugo
and the Bear
Parents’ Choice Foundation Parents’ Choice Awards Recommended 2015 Award List
Brother Hugo
and the Bear
School Library Journal Best Books
of the Year
2014 Award List
Brother Hugo
and the Bear
School Library Journal Starred Review 2014 Starred Review
Brother Hugo
and the Bear
Society of Illustrators “The Original Art” annual exhibition 2014 Award List
Bully.com
Society of School Librarians International Annual Book
Awards
Best Book 2013 Award
The Call of
the Swamp
Children’s Book Council CBC Fall 2019 Showcase: Express Yourself! Spotlight/
Highlight List
The Call of
the Swamp
Society of Illustrators “The Original Art” annual exhibition 2017 Award List
The Call of
the Swamp
Spirituality & Practice 10 Best Spiritual Children’s Books of the Year 2017 Award List
The Call of
the Swamp
Sharjah Exhibition for Children’s Book Illustration Illustrator Second Prize Winner Second Prize 2017 Award
A Chick
Called Saturday
Bank Street College Best Children’s
Books of the Year
2004 Award List
A Chick
Called Saturday
Foreword Reviews IndieFab Awards Finalist 2004 Award
A Chick
Called Saturday
Jenkins Group IPPY – Independent Publisher Book Awards Winner 2003 Award List
A Chick
Called Saturday
Society of Illustrators “The Original Art” annual exhibition 2003 Award List
The Chickens
Build a Wall
IRA Childrens Literature and Reading Special Interest Group Notable Books
for a Global
Society
2014 Award List
The Chickens
Build a Wall
Publishers Weekly Starred Review 2013 Starred Review
The Chickens
Build a Wall
United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY) Outstanding International Books 2014 Award List
Circles of Hope
Bank Street College Best Children’s
Books of the Year
Award List
Circles of Hope
Discussion Guide Available Online N/A
Circles of Hope
Nature Generation Green Earth Book Award Honor Book 2006 Award
Circles of Hope
Peace Corps Writers Association Best Children’s Writing Award
Circles of Hope
ReadBoston Best Read-Aloud Runner-up State Award
Circles of Hope
Skipping Stones Multicultural Magazine Skipping Stones Honor Award 2006 Award
Circles of Hope
Society of Illustrators “The Original Art” annual exhibition Award List
Come Sunday
American Library Association (ALA) Notable Award for Poetry ? Award
Come Sunday
Booklist Starred Review ? Starred Review
Come Sunday
California Readers California
Collections – Elementary
? State Award List
Come Sunday
Publishers Weekly Starred Review ? Starred Review
Come Sunday
Children’s Book Council (CBC) CBC Showcase: Women of Color Protagonists 2020 Spotlight/
Highlight List
Crazy
Bank Street College Best Children’s
Books of the Year
2015 Award List
Crazy
Foreword Reviews IndieFab Awards Young Adult Fiction – Gold 2015 Award
Crazy
National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) & Children’s Book Council (CBC) Notable Social
Studies Trade Books for Young People
Ninth to
Twelfth Grade
2015 Award List
Crazy
New York Public Library (NYPL) Best Books
for Teens
2014 Award List
Crazy
Poetry Center at Passaic County CC Paterson Prize for Books for Young People Honor 2015 Award
Crazy
Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI) Crystal Kite Award Shortlist Award List
Crazy
Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) Best Fiction
for Young Adults (BFYA) List
Nominee 2015 Award List
The Cricket Winter
Children’s Crown Award Reading Programs Children’s Crown Award Nominee Award
A Different Story
Children’s Book Council CBC Hot Off the
Press Reading List
2019 Spotlight/
Highlight List
A Different Story
Children’s Book Council Fall 2019 CBC Showcase: Express Yourself Spotlight/
Highlight List
Does God Know
How to Tie Shoes?
Over 100,000 Copies Sold! N/A
Does God Know
How to Tie Shoes?
Parent Council Ltd. Magazine Selected as Outstanding 2009 Award
A Dog Like Sam
National Council for the Social Studies & Children’s Book Council Notable Social
Studies Trade
Books for Young People
2017 Award List
National Council for the Social Studies & Children’s Book Council Notable Social
Studies Trade
Books for Young People
2017 Award List
Association of Jewish Libraries Jewish Stars Award List
Association of Jewish Libraries Notable Books for Older Readers Award List
Discussion Guide Available Online N/A
Foreword Reviews IndieFab Awards Finalist Award
The Dog That
Nino Didn’t Have
Booklist Editors’ Choice 2015 Award List
The Dog That
Nino Didn’t Have
Foreword Reviews Foreword INDIES Award Finalist 2015 Award List
The Dog That
Nino Didn’t Have
Huffington Post Best Picture
Books of the Year
Best Dark/
Mysterious
2015 Award List
The Dog That
Nino Didn’t Have
Publishers Weekly Best Books
of the Year
Picture Books 2015 Award List
The Dog That
Nino Didn’t Have
Publishers Weekly Starred Review 2015 Starred Review
The Dog That
Nino Didn’t Have
Society of Illustrators “The Original Art” annual exhibition Silver Medal 2015 Award List
Driftwood Days
Publishers Weekly Starred Review Starred Review
Driftwood Days
American Booksellers Association ABC Best Books 2019 Spotlight/
Highlight List
Driftwood Days
Kirkus Reviews Starred Review Starred Review
Driftwood Days
Children’s Book Council Hot Off the Press reading list 2019 Spotlight/
Highlight List
Driftwood Days
National Aquarium and Enoch Pratt Free Library Read to Reef List 2020 Award List
Eli Remembers
Florida State University Libraries Florida Book Awards: Children’s Literature Bronze Medal 2007 State Award
Eli Remembers
ILA/CBC Children’s Choices Award List
Eli Remembers
National Council for the Social Studies & Children’s Book Council Notable
Social Studies Trade Books for Young People
Award List
The Enemy Has a Face
American Booksellers Association BookSense
Children’s Picks
Award List
The Enemy Has a Face
Association of Jewish Libraries Jewish Stars Award List
The Enemy Has a Face
Association of Jewish Libraries Notable Books for Older Readers Award List
The Enemy Has a Face
Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Award Gold Medal, Fiction Award
The Enemy Has a Face
Jenkins Group IPPY – Independent Publisher Book Awards Winner 2003 Award
Ethan, Suspended
Booklist Starred Review ? Starred Review
Ethan, Suspended
Discussion Guide Available Online N/A
Ethan, Suspended
Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) Top Shelf Fiction 2007 Award List
Eva’s Story
Children’s Book Council (CBC) CBC Showcase: Champions
of Change
2020 Spotlight/
Highlight List
Exodus Booklist Top Ten Religion Books for Youth Award List
Exodus Children’s Literature Choice List Award List
Exodus National Council for the Social Studies & Children’s Book Council Notable Social
Studies Trade
Books for Young People
Award List
Exodus National Jewish Book Awards Finalist Award
Exodus Parent Council, Ltd. Selected as Outstanding Award
Exodus Parent’s Guide to Children’s Media Award Award
Exodus Children’s Crown Award Reading Programs Children’s Crown Gallery Award Nominee List 2001-2002 Award List
The Fantastic
Jungles of
Henri Rousseau
About.com Best Illustrated Children’s Books
of the Year
2012 Award List
The Fantastic
Jungles of
Henri Rousseau
Bank Street College Best Children’s
Books of the Year
2013 Award List
The Fantastic
Jungles of
Henri Rousseau
Booklist Starred Review 2012 Starred Review
The Fantastic
Jungles of
Henri Rousseau
Booklist Top Ten Arts
Books for Youth
2012 Starred Review
The Fantastic
Jungles of
Henri Rousseau
Capitol Choices Noteworthy
Books for
Children & Teens
2013 Award List
The Fantastic
Jungles of
Henri Rousseau
Discussion Guide Available Online N/A
The Fantastic
Jungles of
Henri Rousseau
Fuse #8 100 Magnificent Children’s Books Nonfiction Picture Books 2012 Award List
The Fantastic
Jungles of
Henri Rousseau
New York Public Library (NYPL) 100 Books for Reading and
Sharing
Children’s Books 2012 Award List
The Fantastic
Jungles of
Henri Rousseau
Parents’ Choice Foundation Parents’ Choice
Gold Award
2013 Award
The Fantastic
Jungles of
Henri Rousseau
PEN American Center Steven Kroll
Award
Shortlist 2013 Award
The Fantastic
Jungles of
Henri Rousseau
Publishers Weekly Starred Review 2012 Starred Review
The Fantastic
Jungles of
Henri Rousseau
School Library Journal Starred Review 2012 Starred Review
The Fantastic
Jungles of
Henri Rousseau
Society of Illustrators “The Original Art” annual exhibition Award List
The Fantastic
Jungles of
Henri Rousseau
Storytelling World Storytelling World Awards Honor 2014 Award
The Fantastic
Jungles of
Henri Rousseau
Vermont Center for the Book Red Clover Award Nominee 2013-2014 Award List
The Fishing Lesson
Children’s Book Council (CBC) Notable Social
Studies Book
Award List
The Fishing Lesson
Alabama Department of Education Alabama
Children’s
Choice Book
Award Nominee (Grades 2-3)
State Award
Four Feet,
Two Sandals
Association of Theological Booksellers (ATB) Theologos Award Award
Four Feet,
Two Sandals
California Library Association California Young Reader Medal Nominee 2010-2011 Award
Four Feet,
Two Sandals
Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC) Choices Award List
Four Feet,
Two Sandals
Discussion Guide Available Online Cybils Award Finalist Award
Four Feet,
Two Sandals
IRA Childrens Literature and Reading Special Interest Group Notable Books for a Global Society Award List
Four Feet,
Two Sandals
National Council for the Social Studies & Children’s Book Council Notable Social
Studies Trade
Books for Young People
Award List
Four Feet,
Two Sandals
Tennessee Association of School Librarians Volunteer
State Book
Award
Nominee 2011-2012 State Award List
Four Feet,
Two Sandals
Children’s Book Council (CBC) CBC Showcase: Women of Color Protagonists 2020 Spotlight/
Highlight List
Friends of Liberty
Bank Street College Best Children’s
Books of the Year
2014 Award List
Friends of Liberty
Discussion Guide Available Online N/A
Friends of Liberty
Parents’ Choice Foundation Parents’ Choice Awards Recommended 2014 Award List
Friends of Liberty
Poetry Center at Passaic County CC Paterson Prize for Books for Young People Winner
Gr. 4 – 6
2014 Award
Friends of Liberty
Westfield Athenaeum Carol Otis Hurst Children’s
Book Prize
Winner 2014 Award
Fur, Fins, and Feathers
Bank Street College Best Children’s
Books of the Year
2016 Award List
Fur, Fins, and Feathers
Foreword Reviews Foreword INDIES Award Bronze Winner 2015 Award List
Fur, Fins, and Feathers
Maryland Library Association Maryland
Blue Crab Young Reader Award
Transitional Nonfiction Winner 2016 State Award
Fur, Fins, and Feathers
Missouri Association of School Librarians Show Me Readers Award Master List 2017-2018 State Award List
Fur, Fins, and Feathers
National Council for the Social Studies & Children’s Book Council Notable Social
Studies Trade
Books for Young People
2016 Award List
Fur, Fins, and Feathers
Parents’ Choice Foundation Parents’ Choice Awards Silver 2015 Award List
Fur, Fins, and Feathers
Pennsylvania Library Association Carolyn W. Field Award Honor 2016 Award
Fur, Fins, and Feathers
The Nonfiction Detectives Best Nonfiction
Books of the Year
2015 Award List
Fur, Fins, and Feathers
Triple Crown Awards Crown Honor 2017-2018 Award
Fur, Fins, and Feathers
Children’s Book Council (CBC) CBC Showcase: Champions of
Change
2020 Highlight/
Spotlight List
Garmann’s Summer
About.com Best Children’s
Books of the Year
2008 Award List
Garmann’s Summer
American Library Association (ALA) Batchelder Award Honor Award
Garmann’s Summer
Association for Children’s and Youth Literature (Arbeitskreis für Jugendliteratur – AKJ) German Youth Literature Prize Nominee 2010 Award
Garmann’s Summer
BolognaFiere Bologna Ragazzi Award Award
Garmann’s Summer
Booklist Starred Review ? Starred Review
Garmann’s Summer
Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC) Choices 2009 Award List
Garmann’s Summer
New York Public Library (NYPL) & Ezra Jack Keats Foundation Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award Winner Award
Garmann’s Summer
United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY) Outstanding International Books 2008 Award List
The Geese
March in Step
Spirituality & Practice 10 Best Spiritual Children’s Books of the Year 2014 Award List
The Geese
March in Step
American Booksellers Association ABC Best Books 2014 Highlight/
Spotlight List
The Geese
March in Step
Kirkus Reviews Starred Review 2014 Starred Review
Georgia’s Bones
Discussion Guide Available Online N/A
Georgia’s Bones
National Council for the Social Studies & Children’s Book Council Notable Social
Studies Trade Books for Young People
2006 Award List
Georgia’s Bones
Tucson/Pima Public Library Southwest
Books of the Year
2005 Award List
Get On Your Bike
Society of Illustrators Original Art
Exhibition 2018
Award List
Gilgamesh the Hero
Children’s Literature Choice List Children
8 to 12
2004 Award List
Gilgamesh the Hero
Marilyn McGuire & Associates, Inc. Nautilus Awards Grand
Winner
Award
Gilgamesh the Hero
National Council for the Social Studies & Children’s Book Council Notable Social
Studies Trade Books for Young People
2004 Award List
Gilgamesh the Hero
Pennsylvania School Librarians Young Adult
Top Forty
State Award List
Gilgamesh the Hero
School Library Journal Best Books
of the Year
Children’s Award List
Gilgamesh the Hero
School Library Journal Starred Review ? Starred Review
Gilgamesh the Hero
Kirkus Reviews Starred Review Starred Review
A Girl Called Problem
ALA Social Responsibility Round Table: Feminist Task Force Amelia Bloomer Project list Middle
Grade Fiction
2014 Award List
A Girl Called Problem
Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC) Choices YA Fiction 2014 Award List
A Girl Called Problem
Fuse #8 100 Magnificent Children’s Books 2013 Award List
A Girl Called Problem
Kirkus Reviews Starred Review 2013 Starred Review
A Girl Called Problem
Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance (MWPA) Maine Literary
Awards
Finalist 2014 State Award
A Girl Called Problem
National Council for the Social Studies & Children’s Book Council Notable Social
Studies Trade Books for Young People
2014 Award List
A Girl Called Problem
New York Public Library (NYPL) 100 Books for Reading and
Sharing
Children’s
Books
2013 Award List
A Girl Called Problem
Poetry Center at Passaic County CC Paterson Prize for Books for Young People Winner
Gr. 7 – 12
2014 Award
A Girl Called Problem
Society of School Librarians International Annual Book
Awards
Honor Book 2013 Award
A Girl Called Problem
Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) Top Shelf
Fiction
Middle School Readers 2013 Award
A Girl Called Problem
Children’s Book Council (CBC) CBC Showcase: Champions
of Change
2020 Highlight/
Spotlight List
A Good Day
Fuse #8 The Marvelous Translated
Picture Books
of 2019- So Far
List 2019 Publicity
Mention
A Good Day
Children’s Book Council Hot Off the Press reading list 2019 Highlight/
Spotlight List
The Golden Key
Logos Best Children’s
Books of the Year
Award List
Good King Wenceslas
Bank Street College Best Children’s
Books of the Year
Award List
Good King Wenceslas
Foreword Reviews Book
of the Year Award
Finalist, Children’s Picture Book Award
Good Morning,
Harry – Good Night,
Daddy
Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC) CCBC
Choices 2019
list 2019 Award List
Good Night,
Chickie
Bank Street College Best Children’s
Books of the Year
2012 Award List
Bank Street College Best of the Best, Outstanding Books 1997-2001 Award List
Parent Council Ltd. Magazine Selected as Outstanding 2000 Award List
American Booksellers Association Bookselling
This Week:
“Kids Pick
of the Lists”
2000 Award List
The Herd Boy Junior Library Guild Selection 2012 Award
The Herd Boy Poetry Center at Passaic County CC Paterson Prize for Books for Young People Honor Book 2013 Award
The Herd Boy Society of School Librarians International Annual
Book Awards
Honor Book 2013 Award
The Herd Boy United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY) Outstanding International Books 2013 Award List
Herodotus the
Hedgehog
Spirituality & Practice 15 Best Spiritual Children’s Books of 2018 List 2018 Award List
Herodotus the
Hedgehog
Prix Albertine Jeunesse Award 2020
Shortlist, 3-5 Years Old
Shortlist 2020 Award List
Hidden City
New York Public Library Best Books
for Kids 2018
2018 Award List
Hidden City
National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) NCTE
Notable Poetry Book
Award List
Hidden City
Cooperative Children’s Book Center of the School of Education CBBC
Choices 2019
List 2019 Award List
Hidden City
Society of Illustrators Original
Art Exhibition 2018
2018 Award List
Hidden City
California Reading Association Eureka! Nonficition Book Award Gold Award 2018 Award
Hidden City
Bank Street College Best Children’s
Books of the Year

List
Ages 5-9

2019 Award List
Hidden City
Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI) Lee Bennett
Hopkins
Poetry Award
2019 Award
Hidden City
Rhode Island Office of Library & Information Services Rhode Island Children’s Book Award Nominee Nominee 2020 State
Award List
Hidden City
Pennsylvania Young Readers Pennsylvania
Young Readers
Choice Award List
2020-2021 State
Award List
The Hunter and
His Dog
Children’s Book Council (CBC) Hot Off the Press reading list 2020 Highlight/
Spotlight List
I Am a Bear
National Council for the Social Studies & Children’s Book Council Notable Social
Studies Trade Books for Young People
2016 Award List
I Am a Bear
Parents’ Choice Foundation Parents’
Choice Awards
Silver 2015 Award
I Am a Bear
Society of Illustrators “The Original Art” annual exhibition 2015 Award List
I Am a Bear
Spirituality & Practice 10 Best Spiritual
Children’s Books
of the Year
2015 Award List
I Am a Bear
United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY) Outstanding International
Books
2015 Award List
I Am Marc Chagall
Association of Jewish Libraries (AJL) Sydney Taylor
Award
Honor Book – Younger Readers 2007 Award
I Am Marc Chagall
National Council for the Social Studies & Children’s Book Council Notable Social
Studies Trade
Books for
Young People
Award List
I Am Marc Chagall
Society of Illustrators “The Original Art” annual exhibition Award List
I Lay My Stitches
Down
Bank Street College Best Children’s
Books of the Year
Starred for outstanding merit 2013 Award
I Lay My Stitches
Down
Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (BCCB) Big Picture Review 2012 Award List
I Lay My Stitches
Down
Capitol Choices Noteworthy
Titles for
Children and Teens
2013 Award List
I Lay My Stitches
Down
Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC) Choices 2013 Award List
I Lay My Stitches
Down
Discussion Guide Available Online N/A
I Lay My Stitches
Down
International Reading Association (IRA) & Children’s Book Council (CBC) Children’s Choices 2013 Award List
I Lay My Stitches
Down
IRA Childrens Literature and Reading Special Interest Group Notable
Books for a
Global Society
2013 Award List
I Lay My Stitches
Down
Kirkus Reviews Starred Review 2012 Starred Review
I Lay My Stitches
Down
Marilyn McGuire & Associates, Inc. Nautilus
Book Awards
Gold – Children’s Illustrated (Grades 3-6) 2013 Award
I Lay My Stitches
Down
National Council for
the Social Studies & Children’s Book Council
Notable Social
Studies Trade
Books for Young People
2013 Award List
I Lay My Stitches
Down
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The Watcher Kirkus Reviews Starred Review Finalist Starred Review
The Watcher National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Notable Poetry Book Award List
The Watcher Publishers Weekly Starred Review 2018 Starred Review
The Watcher Shelf Awareness Starred Review Award
The Watcher WORLD Magazine WORLD Picture Book of the Year 2018 Award
The Watcher Catholic Press Association CPA Book of the Year Honorable Mention Award
The Watcher Children’s Book Council CBC Showcase: Women of Color Protagonists 2019-2020 Highlight/
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A Well-Mannered Young Wolf Booklist Editors’ Choice 2018 Award List
A Well-Mannered Young Wolf Booklist Starred Review 2016 Starred Review
A Well-Mannered Young Wolf Junior Library Guild Selection Award
A Well-Mannered Young Wolf Pennsylvania Center for the Book A Baker’s Dozen: The Best Children’s Books for Family Literacy Award List
A Well-Mannered Young Wolf Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year 2017 Award List
A Well-Mannered Young Wolf Publishers Weekly Starred Review 2016 Starred Review
A Well-Mannered Young Wolf United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY) Outstanding International Books Award List
What Does the Sky Say? Idaho State University National Outdoor Book Award Winner 2011 Award
What a Masterpiece! Junior Library Guild Junior Library Guild Selection Award
When a Wolf Is Hungry American Library Association (ALA)  Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) Mildred L. Batchelder Award 2018 Award
When a Wolf Is Hungry American Library Association (ALA) Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) Notable Children’s Books Honor 2018 Award List
When a Wolf Is Hungry Children’s Book Council Hot Off the Press reading list 2017 Spotlight/
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When a Wolf Is Hungry Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC) Choices 2017 Award List
When a Wolf Is Hungry Kirkus Reviews Best Children’s Books of the Year 2017 Award List
When a Wolf Is Hungry Kirkus Reviews Starred Review 2017 Starred Review
When a Wolf Is Hungry Georgia Children’s Book Award Georgia Children’s Picturebook Awards Finalist 2019-2020 Award
When Daddy Prays Association of Theological Booksellers (ATB) Theologos Award Award
When Daddy Prays National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children 2006 Award
When No One Is Watching Children’s Book Council CBC Fall 2019 Showcase: Express Yourself! Highlight/
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When No One Is Watching Bank Street College Best Children’s Books of the Year 2014 Award List
When No One Is Watching Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC) Charlotte Zolotow Award Highly Commended 2014 Award
When No One Is Watching Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC) Choices 2014 Award List
When No One Is Watching School Library Journal Starred Review 2014 Starred Review
Why Am I Here? Booklist Starred Review 2013 Starred Review
Why Am I Here? National Council for the Social Studies & Children’s Book Council Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People Award List
Why Am I Here? Spirituality & Practice 10 Best Spiritual Children’s Books of the Year 2016 Award List
William Bradford Bank Street College Best Children’s Books of the Year ? Award List
William Bradford Logos Recommended Award List
William Bradford New York Public Library Books for the Teenage List Award List
Willy Kirkus Reviews Starred Review Starred Review
Willy Society of Illustrators “The Original Art” annual exhibition ? Award List
A World of Prayers Catholic Press Association Book Awards – Children’s Books category Third Place 2011 Award
A World of Prayers Publishers Weekly Starred Review Starred Review
A Year with Mama Earth American Booksellers Association ABC Best Books 2019 Highlight/
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A Year with Mama Earth Children’s Book Council Hot Off the Press reading list 2019 Highlight/
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The Yes National Council for the Social Studies & Children’s Book Council Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People 2015 Award List
The Yes Spirituality & Practice 10 Best Spiritual Children’s Books of the Year Honorable Mention 2018 Award List
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