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Book Awards & Recognition

 

 

 

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
NCTE Children’s Literature Assembly
Notable Children’s Books in the Language Arts
2013
Award List
I Lay My Stitches
Down
New York Public Library
100 Books for Reading and
Sharing
Children’s
Books
2012
Award List
I Lay My Stitches
Down
Parents’ Choice Foundation
Parents’ Choice
Award
Silver Honor
2012
Award
I Lay My Stitches
Down
PEN
American Center
Steven Kroll
Award
Shortlist
2013
Award List
I Lay My Stitches
Down
School
Library
Journal
Starred Review
2012
Starred Review
I Lay My Stitches
Down
Voice of
Youth Advocates (VOYA)
Nonfiction
Honor List
2013
Award List
I Like, I Don’t Like
National Council for
the Social Studies & Children’s Book Council
Notable Social
Studies Trade Books for Young People
2018
Award List
I Like, I Don’t Like
Parents’ Choice Foundation
Parents’
Choice
Award
Recommended
2016
Award List
I Like, I Don’t Like
Skipping Stones Multicultural Magazine
Recommended
2018
Award List
I’ll Root for You
National Council of Teachers of English
(NCTE)
Notable
Poetry Books
2019
Award List
I’ll Root for You
Children’s Book Council
CBC Fall 2019 Showcase:
Express Yourself!
Spotlight/
Highlight List
I’ll Root for You
Kirkus Reviews
Starred Review
Starred Review
I’ll Root for You
Alabama Department
of Education
Alabama
Camellia Children’s Choice Book Award Nominee – Nonfiction
State Award
I See the Moon
Society of Illustrators
“The Original Art” annual exhibition
?
Award List
I Wanted to Know
All about God
Brodart
Elementary School Library Collection Selection
Award List
I Wish I Had…
Booklist
Starred Review
2013
Starred Review
I Wish I Had…
Foreword Reviews
IndieFab Awards
Silver Winner
2013
Award
I Wish I Had…
Poetry Center at Passaic County CC
Paterson Prize
Honor Book
2014
Award
I Wish I Had…
Publishers Weekly
Starred Review
2013
Starred Review
I Wish I Had…
Society of Illustrators
“The Original Art” annual exhibition
Silver Medal
2013
Award
I, Vivaldi
Children’s Crown Award Reading Programs
Children’s Gallery Award
Nominee
Award
I, Vivaldi
Discussion Guide Available Online
N/A
I, Vivaldi
International Reaching Association (IRA) / Children’s Book Council (CBC)
Children’s Choices
Award List
I, Vivaldi
Kid’s Wings
Award for Outstanding Literature
2009-2010
Award
I, Vivaldi
PEN USA Literary Award in Children’s Literature
Finalist
2009
Award
I, Vivaldi
Storytelling World
Storytelling World Awards
Honor
Award
If Nathan Were Here
Arkansas State Library
Arkansas Diamond Primary Book Award list
Finalist
?
State Award
If Nathan Were Here
Bank Street College
Best Children’s Books of the Year
?
Award List
If Nathan Were Here
Kentucky Reading Association
Kentucky Bluegrass Award Master List
?
State Award List
If Nathan Were Here
Library Talk!
Editor’s Pick
?
Award List
Images of God
for Young Children
Booklist
Top Ten Religion Books for Youth
2011
Award List
Images of God
for Young Children
Catholic Press Association
Book Awards – Children’s Books category
First
2012
Award List
In Search of
the Little Prince
Bank Street College
Best Children’s Books of the Year
2015
Award List
In Search of
the Little Prince
Kirkus Reviews
Starred Review
2014
Starred Review
In Search of
the Little Prince
Publishers Weekly
Starred Review
2014
Starred Review
In Search of
the Little Prince
United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY)
Outstanding International Books
2015
Award List
Is It Big or Is It Little?
Poetry Center at Passaic County CC
Paterson Prize
Honor Book
2014
Award
The Jesse Tree
Publishers Weekly
Starred Review
?
Starred Review
John Jensen
Feels Different
Bank Street College
Best Children’s Books of the Year
2013
Award List
John Jensen
Feels Different
Canadian Children’s Book Centre
Best Books for Kids & Teens Starred Selection
2013
Award,
Award List
John Jensen
Feels Different
Fuse #8
100 Magnificent Children’s Books
Picture Books
2012
Award List
John Jensen
Feels Different
H. W. Wilson, EBSCO Publishing
Children’s Core Collections
Star Title
2013
Award List
John Jensen
Feels Different
United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY)
Outstanding International Books
2013
Award List
Just for Today
Booklist
Starred Review
2015
Starred Review
Just for Today
Booklist
Top Ten Religion & Spirituality Books for Youth
2015
Award List
Just for Today
Catholic Press Association
Book Awards – Children’s Books category
Honorable Mention
Award
Just for Today
National Council for the Social Studies & Children’s Book Council
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People
2016
Award List
Just for Today
Spirituality & Practice
10 Best Spiritual Children’s Books of the Year
2015
Award List
Klimt and His Cat
Bank Street College
Best Children’s Books of the Year
2006
Award List
Klimt and His Cat
Discussion Guide Available Online
N/A
Klimt and His Cat
Society of Illustrators
“The Original Art” annual exhibition
2004
Award List
Leather Shoe Charlie
National Council for the Social Studies & Children’s Book Council
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People
2018
Award List
The Legend of
Saint Christopher
Society of Illustrators
“The Original Art” annual exhibition
Award List
A Less Than Perfect Peace
Bank Street College
Best Children’s Books of the Year
2015
Award List
Letters from Bear
Kirkus Reviews
Starred Review
Starred Review
Letters from Bear
Booklist
Starred Review
Starred Review
Letters from Bear
Children’s Book Council (CBC)
Hot Off the Press reading list
2020
Spotlight/
Highlight List
Library Lily
Poetry Center at Passaic County CC
Paterson Prize for Books for Young People
Winner
Grades
Pre-K – 3rd
2012
Award
The Life and Times
of Martin Luther
Children’s Book Council (CBC)
CBC Showcase: Champions of Change
2020
Spotlight/
Highlight List
Lion, King, and Coin
National Council for the Social Studies & Children’s Book Council
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People
2018
Award List
The Little Barbarian
Kirkus Reviews
Starred Review
Starred Review
The Little Barbarian
Publishers Weekly
Starred Review
Starred Review
The Little Barbarian
Horn Book
Starred Review
Starred Review
The Little Barbarian
Boston Globe
Best Children’s Books of the Year
2018
Award List
Little Croc’s Purse
Bank Street College
Best Children’s Books of the Year
Award List
Little Naomi,
Little Chick
Bank Street College
Best Children’s Books of the Year
Award List
Little Naomi,
Little Chick
Kirkus Reviews
Best Books of the Year
2012
Award List
Little Naomi,
Little Chick
Kirkus Reviews
Starred Review
2014
Starred Review
Little Naomi,
Little Chick
School Library Journal
Starred Review
Children’s Books
2013
Award List
Manger
Kirkus Reviews
Starred Review
Starred Review
Manger
National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
Notable Poetry List
2015
Award List
Maria Mitchell
International Reaching Association (IRA) / Children’s Book Council (CBC)
Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children
2014
Award List
Maria Mitchell
New York Public Library
Books for the Teenage
2015
Award List
Masada
Association of Jewish Libraries
Notable Books for Older Readers
Honor
Award
Masada
Bank Street College
Best Children’s Books of the Year
First
2013
Award
Masada
Booklist
Top Ten Religion Books for Youth
Award List
Masada
California Readers
California Collections – High School
State Award List
Masada
Junior Library Guild Selection
Award
Masada
Jewish Community Center Washington DC
Sugarman Family Award for Jewish Children’s Literature
Award
Mikis and
the Donkey
American Library Association (ALA)  Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)
Mildred L. Batchelder Award
Winner
2012
Award
Mikis and
the Donkey
American Library Association (ALA) Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)
Notable Children’s Books
2012
Award List
Mikis and
the Donkey
Junior Library Guild Selection
2015
Award
Mikis and
the Donkey
Discussion Guide Available Online
2014
N/A
Mississippi Morning
Kirkus Reviews
Starred Review
?
Starred Review
Mississippi Morning
Marilyn McGuire & Associates, Inc.
Nautilus Awards
Finalist
Starred Review
Mississippi Morning
National Council for the Social Studies & Children’s Book Council
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People
?
Award List
Mississippi Morning
Storytelling World
Storytelling World Awards
Finalist
Award
Mom, There’s a
Bear at the Door
Kirkus Reviews
Starred Review
Starred Review
Mom, There’s a
Bear at the Door
Shelf Awareness
Starred Review
Starred Review
Mrs. White Rabbit
Kirkus Reviews
Starred Review
Starred Review
My Name Is Sangoel
African Studies Association
Children’s Africana Book Awards
Noteworthy
Award List
My Name Is Sangoel
Arkansas State Library
Arkansas Diamond Primary Book Award list
2006
State Award List
My Name Is Sangoel
Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC)
Choices
Noteworthy
2010
Award List
My Name Is Sangoel
Friends of the Roanoke County Public Library
Roanoke Valley Reads
Nominee
Award List
My Name Is Sangoel
International Reading Association (IRA) & Children’s Book Council (CBC)
Children’s Choices
2010
Award List
My Name Is Sangoel
Junior Library Guild Selection
2011
Award
My Name Is Sangoel
Maine Association of School Libraries
Chickadee Award
Nominee
2010
State Award
My Name Is Sangoel
National Council for the Social Studies & Children’s Book Council
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People
Award List
My Name Is Sangoel
Pennsylvania Library Association
Carolyn W. Field Award
Nominee
State Award List
My Name Is Sangoel
Smithsonian Magazine
Notable Books for Children list
Award List
My Name Is Sangoel
United Society of Friends Women International (USFWI)
Reading List
Honor
2010
Award
My Name Is Sangoel
Washington Library Media Association
Washington Children’s Choice Picture Book Award
Nominee
Award
My Name Is Sangoel
Children’s Book Council
CBC Fall 2019 Showcase: Express Yourself!
Highlight/
Spotlight List
My Wild Cat
Kirkus Reviews
Starred Review
Starred Review
Nasreddine
American Folklore Society
Aesop Prize
Accolade
Award
Nasreddine
Bank Street College
Best Children’s Books of the Year
Award List
Nasreddine
California Reading Association
Eureka! Award
Honor
2013
Award
Nasreddine
Fuse #8
100 Magnificent Children’s Books
2014
Award List
Nasreddine
International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY)
Honor Book for Translation
Honor
2013
Award
Nasreddine
New York Public Library
100 Books for Reading and Sharing
2013
Award List
Nasreddine
Poetry Center at Passaic County CC
Paterson Prize
Honor
2013
Award
Nasreddine
Society of Illustrators
“The Original Art” annual exhibition
Children’s Books:
2013
Award List
Nasreddine
United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY)
Outstanding International Books
Honor Book
2014
Award List
Night Guard
Booklist
Starred Review
2013
Starred Review
Night Guard
National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
Notable Poetry Book
Award List
Night Guard
United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY)
Outstanding International Books
Finalist
2017
Award List
Nile Crossing
Junior Library Guild Selection
Award
Nile Crossing
School Library Journal
Starred Review
2017
Starred Review
Nile Crossing
Society of Illustrators
“The Original Art” annual exhibition
2017
Award List
Nile Crossing
Foreword
Foreword INDIES Award
Finalist
2017
Award
No Place Like Home
ILA (International Literacy Association) / CBC (Children’s Book Council)
Children’s Choices
2020
Award List
Not Exactly Normal
Bank Street College
Best Children’s Books of the Year
Award List
Not Exactly Normal
Children’s Crown Award Reading Programs
Lamplighter Award
Nominee
2017
Award
Not Exactly Normal
Discussion Guide Available Online
2006
N/A
Not Exactly Normal
Foreword Reviews
IndieFab Awards
Nominee
2005
Award
Not Exactly Normal
Kentucky Reading Association
Kentucky Bluegrass Award Master List
State Award List
Not Exactly Normal
National Council for the Social Studies & Children’s Book Council
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People
2006
Award List
Not Yet, Rose
Itabashi Translation
Itabashi Translation Award
Finalist
2007
Award
Not Yet, Rose
Just for Mom Foundation
Mom’s CG410:H412hoice Awards
Gold: Family Life Category
2006
Award
Now It Is Summer
Parents’ Choice Foundation
Parents’ Choice Award
Finalist
Award
Now It Is Winter
Bank Street College
Best Children’s Books of the Year
Gold Honoree
2009
Award, Award List
Outside My Window
CBC
Notable Social Studies Book
Award List
Outside My Window
Foreword Reviews
Silver Winner for Picture Books
Silver
2018
Award
Panthera Tigris
Foreword Reviews
Starred Review
Starred Review
Panthera Tigris
Bank Street College
Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Books of the Year
2020
Award List
Panthera Tigris
New York Rights Fair
“Talking Pictures: Selected Books” Exhibition
Honorable Mention
2019
Award List,
Award
Panthera Tigris
Children’s Book Council
CBC Hot Off the Press Reading List
2019
Spotlight/
Highlight List
Parachute
School Library Journal
Starred Review
Starred Review
Paul Writes (a Letter)
Publishers Weekly
Starred Review
Starred Review
Paul Writes (a Letter)
Booklist
Starred Review
Starred Review
Paul Writes (a Letter)
Booklist
Top Ten Religion and Spirituality Books for Youth
2019
Award List
Persephone
Book Links
Lasting Connections of the Year
Award
Persephone
Booklist
Starred Review
2009
Starred Review
Persephone
Discussion Guide Available Online
?
N/A
Persephone
International Reaching Association (IRA) / Children’s Book Council (CBC)
Children’s Choices
Award List
Persephone
Maryland Association of School Librarians (MASL)
Black-Eyed Susan Book Award
Nominee
2010
State Award
Persephone
North Carolina School Library Media Association (NCSLMA)
North Carolina Children’s Book Award
Nominee
?
State Award
Persephone
Parents’ Choice Foundation
Parents’ Choice Award
Nominee
2010
Award
Phone Call with a Fish
Children’s Book Council (CBC)
CBC Fall 2019 Showcase: Express Yourself!
Spotlight/
Highlight List
Phone Call with a Fish
Children’s Book Council (CBC)
Notable Social Studies Book
List
2018
Award List
Pilgrim’s Progress
Children’s Book Council (CBC)
“Not Just for Children Anymore!” List
2013
Spotlight/
Highlight List
Pilgrim’s Progress
Parents’ Choice Foundation
Parents’ Choice Award
Recommended
Award
Pilgrim’s Progress
Publishers Weekly
Starred Review
2008
Starred Review
Pilgrim’s Progress
New York City Public Schools’ Curriculum Selection
?
Award
Plume
Children’s Book Council
Hot Off the Press reading list
Spotlight/
Highlight List
Plume
Foreword Reviews
Foreword INDIES Award
Honorable Mention
2017
Award
Plume
New York Times
Best Illustrated Children’s Books of the Year
2017
Award List
Plume
Society of Illustrators
“The Original Art” annual exhibition
2017
Award List
Plume
United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY)
Outstanding International Books
2017
Award List
A Pond Full of Ink
American Booksellers Association
ABC Best Books
2018
Spotlight/
Highlight List
A Pond Full of Ink
Kirkus Reviews
Best Children’s Books of the Year
2014
Award List
A Pond Full of Ink
Kirkus Reviews
Starred Review
2014
Starred Review
A Pond Full of Ink
New York Public Library
100 Children’s Books for Reading and Sharing
2014
Award List
A Pond Full of Ink
Kirkus Reviews
Starred Review
Starred Review
A Pond Full of Ink
Society of Illustrators
“The Original Art” annual exhibition
2014
Award List
A Pond Full of Ink
The Boston Globe
Best Picture Books of the Year
2014
Award List
A Pond Full of Ink
The Globe and Mail
The Globe 100: The Best Books of 2014
2014
Award List
Princess Ka’iulani
Bank Street College
Best Children’s Books of the Year
Winner
Award List
Princess Ka’iulani
National Council for the Social Studies
Carter G. Woodson Book Award
Award
Princess Ka’iulani
New York Public Library
Books for the Teenage List
Award List
Princess Ka’iulani
Bookselling This Week
“Kids Pick of the Lists”
Award
Princess Ka’iulani
Children’s Book Council (CBC)
“Not Just for Children Anymore!” List
Spotlight/
Highlight List
Princess Ka’iulani
Children’s Book Council (CBC)
CBC Showcase: Women of Color Protagonists
2020
Spotlight/
Highlight List
Princess Ka’iulani
Children’s Book Council (CBC)
CBC Showcase: Champions of Change
2020
Spotlight/
Highlight List
Psalm Twenty-Three
Booklist
Top Ten Religion Books for Youth
Award List
Psalm Twenty-Three
Parent Council Ltd. Magazine
Selected as Outstanding
Award
Psalm Twenty-Three
Parent’s Guide to Children’s Media Award
1997
Award
Psalm Twenty-Three
American Bookseller
“Pick of the Lists”
Award List
Psalms for Young Children
Association of Theological Booksellers (ATB)
Theologos Award
Award
The Queen of the Frogs
New York Public Library (NYPL)
Best Books for Kids
?
Award List
The Queen of the Frogs
Society of Illustrators
“The Original Art” annual exhibition
2017
Award List
Rain
Kirkus Reviews
Best Children’s Books of the Year
2018
Award List
Rain
Kirkus Reviews
Starred Review
2014
Starred Review
Rain
Society of Illustrators
“The Original Art” annual exhibition
Award List
Ready and Waiting for You
Bank Street College
Best Children’s Books of the Year
2017
Award List
Red
Booklist
Starred Review
Starred Review
Red
International Literacy Association (ILA)
Notable Books for a Global Society
Award List
Red
National Council for the Social Studies & Children’s Book Council
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People
Award List
Red
Parents’ Choice Foundation
Parents’ Choice Awards
Recommended
2016
Award
Red
Society of Illustrators
“The Original Art” annual exhibition
2015
Award List
Red
United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY)
Outstanding International Books
Award List
Red
ALSC
Notable Books for Children list
2016
Award List
Red
CCBC
CCBC Choices list
2016
Award List
The Right Word
About.com
Best Illustrated Children’s Books of the Year
2016
Award List
The Right Word
American Booksellers Association
ABC Best Books
2014
Highlight/
Spotlight List
The Right Word
American Library Association (ALA)
Notable Children’s Books
2014
Award List
The Right Word
American Library Association (ALA)  Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)
Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal
2015
Award
The Right Word
American Library Association (ALA),  Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)
Caldecott Medal
Honor
2015
Award
The Right Word
Bank Street College
Best Children’s Books of the Year
2015
Award List
The Right Word
Booklist
Editors’ Choice
2015
Award List
The Right Word
Booklist
Lasting Connections of the Year
Books for Youth
2014
Award List
The Right Word
California Library Association
California Young Reader Medal
Nominee
2014
State Award
The Right Word
California Reading Association
Eureka! Award
Nominee
State Award
The Right Word
Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle (CLSC)
Young Readers selection
Honor
2014
Award
The Right Word
Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC)
Choices
2015
Award List
The Right Word
Foreword Reviews
IndieFab Awards
Finalist
2015
Award
The Right Word
Huffington Post
Best Picture Books of the Year
Picture
Book List
2015
Award List
The Right Word
International Literacy Association
Teachers’ Choices
List
Award List
The Right Word
International Reading Association (IRA) – Reading Today Online
Best Picture Books of the Year
2015
Award List
The Right Word
Kirkus Reviews
Best Children’s Books of the Year
2014
Award List
The Right Word
National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) & Children’s Book Council (CBC)
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People
2014
Award List
The Right Word
National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
Orbis Pictus
Honor-Third to Fifth Grade
2015
Award
The Right Word
New York Times
Notable Children’s Books of the Year
Honorable Mention
2015
Award
The Right Word
Notable Children’s Books in the Language Arts
Notable Children’s Books in the Language Arts
Picture Books
2014
Award List
The Right Word
Parents’ Choice Foundation
Parents’ Choice Awards
Gold Award
2015
Award
The Right Word
School Library Journal
Best Books of the Year
Honor
2015
Award
The Right Word
Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI)
The Golden Kite Award
2014
Award
The Right Word
Society of Illustrators
“The Original Art” annual exhibition
Illustration
2015
Award List
The Right Word
Texas Library Association
Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List
2014
State Award List
The Right Word
The Horn Book
Fanfare
2015-2016
Award List
The Right Word
University of Georgia
Georgia Children’s Picture Book Award List
Nonfiction Finalist
2014
Award List
The Right Word
Georgia Children’s Book Award
Georgia Picture Books Award List
2015-2016
Award List
The Right Word
Booklist
Starred Review
Starred Review
The Right Word
Discussion Guide Available Online
2014
N/A
The Right Word
Kirkus Reviews
Kirkus Prize
Finalist
Award
The Right Word
Kirkus Reviews
Starred Review
2014
Starred Review
The Right Word
Publishers Weekly
Best Books of the Year
2014
Award List
The Right Word
Publishers Weekly
Starred Review
2014
Starred Review
The Right Word
School Library Journal
Starred Review
2014
Starred Review
The Right Word
The Horn Book
Starred Review
2014
Starred Review
A River of Words
American Library Association (ALA)
Caldecott Medal
Honor
2008
Award
A River of Words
Book Links
Lasting Connections of the Year
Honor
2009
Award
A River of Words
Children’s Crown Award Reading Programs
Children’s Crown Award
2010-2011
Award
A River of Words
Children’s Literature Association of Utah (CLAU)
Beehive Award
Nominee
2010
Award
A River of Words
Christian Science Monitor
Best Children’s Books of the Year
List
2008
Award List
A River of Words
Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC)
Charlotte Zolotow Award
Honor
2008
Award
A River of Words
Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC)
Choices
Honor
2009
Award,
Award List
A River of Words
Cybils
Children’s & Young Adult Bloggers’ Literary Awards
Finalist
2009
Award
A River of Words
Diamond State Reading Association (DSRA)
Delaware Diamonds Book Award
Finalist
2009-2010
State Award
A River of Words
Discussion Guide Available Online
2009-2012
N/A
A River of Words
International Reaching Association (IRA)/ Children’s Book Council (CBC)
Teacher’s Choices List
2009
Award List
A River of Words
Junior Library Guild Selection
2009
Award
A River of Words
Kirkus Reviews
Best Books of the Year
2009
Award List
A River of Words
Kirkus Reviews
Starred Review
Children’s
2008
Starred Review
A River of Words
Maine Library Association (MLA)
Lupine Award
Winner
2008
State Award
A River of Words
Museum Store Association
Buyers’ Choice Award
Finalist
2009
Award
A River of Words
National Council for the Social Studies & Children’s Book Council
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People
2009
Award List
A River of Words
National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
Orbis Pictus
2009
Award
A River of Words
NCTE Children’s Literature Assembly
Notable Children’s Books in the Language Arts
Recommended
2008
Award List
A River of Words
New York Times
Best Illustrated Children’s Books of the Year
2009
Award List
A River of Words
Parents’ Choice Foundation
Parents’ Choice Award
Recommended
2008
Award List
A River of Words
School Library Journal
Best Books of the Year
2008
Award List
A River of Words
School Library Journal
Starred Review
2008
Starred Review
Roger Is Going Fishing
Publishers Weekly
Starred Review
Starred Review
Samira and the Skeletons
Booklist
Starred Review
Starred Review
Samira and the Skeletons
United States Board on Books for Young People
Outstanding International Books
Starred Review
The Second Sky
Kirkus Reviews
Best Books of 2019
2019
Award List
The Second Sky
Parents’ Choice Foundation
Parents Choice Book Award
Recommended
2019
Award
The Second Sky
Kirkus Reviews
Starred Review
2019
Starred Review
The Second Sky
ILA (International Literacy Association) / CBC (Children’s Book Council)
Children’s Choices
2020
Award List
The Second Sky
Bank Street College
Best Children’s Books of the Year
2020
Award List
Secrets in the House of Delgado
New York Public Library
Books for the Teenage
Award List
Secrets in the House of Delgado
National Council for the Social Studies & Children’s Book Council
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People
Award List
Secrets in the House of Delgado
Association of Jewish Libraries
Notable Books for Older Readers
2001
Award List
Secrets in the House of Delgado
Bank Street College
Best Children’s Books of the Year
2002
Award List
Secrets in the House of Delgado
Jewish Community Center Washington DC
Sugarman Family Award for Jewish Children’s Literature
Award
Scout’s Heaven
Publishers Weekly
Starred Review
List
2019
Starred Review
Scout’s Heaven
International Literacy Association (ILA) and the Children’s Book Council (CBC)
2019 ILA-CBC Children’s Choices List
List
2019
Award List
The Secret Cat
Children’s Book Council (CBC)
CBC Showcase: Women of Color Protagonists
2020
Highlight/
Spotlight List
The Secret Cat
Shelf Awareness
Starred Review
Starred Review
The Secret Cat
Junior Library Guild Selection
2019
Award
The Sheep Go on Strike
Parents’ Choice Foundation
Parents’ Choice Awards
Recommended
2015
Award List
The Sheep Go on Strike
Poetry Center at Passaic County CC
Paterson Prize for Books for Young People
2015
Award
The Sheep Go on Strike
Society of Illustrators
“The Original Art” annual exhibition
Winner Gr. Pre-K – 3
2015
Award List
Snowmen Live Forever
Children’s Book Council
Hot Off the Press Reading List
2019
Highlight/
Spotlight List
Soldier Bear
American Library Association (ALA)
Batchelder Award
2009-2010
Award
Soldier Bear
American Library Association (ALA)
Notable Children’s Books
2012
Award List
Soldier Bear
Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC)
Choices
2012
Award List
Soldier Bear
Discussion Guide Available Online
2012
N/A
Soldier Bear
Michigan Reading Association (MRA)
Great Lakes Great Books Award
Award
Soldier Bear
Poetry Center at Passaic County CC
Paterson Prize for Books for Young People
Honor Book
2013-2014
Award
Soldier Bear
United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY)
Outstanding International Books
2012
Award List
Son of a Gun
American Library Association (ALA)
Batchelder Award
Honor
2013
Award
Son of a Gun
Poetry Center at Passaic County CC
Paterson Prize for Books for Young People
Winner, Grades 4-6 Winner
2013
Award
Son of a Gun
United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY)
Outstanding International Books
Winner Grades 4-6 Winner
2013
Award List
Song of Creation
Booklist
Top 10 Religion
Award List
Song of Creation
Kirkus Reviews
Starred Review
?
Starred Review
Song of Creation
Midwest Independent Publishers Association
Book Awards – Children’s Books category
Winner
2004
Award
Song of Creation
Publishers Weekly
Starred Review
2004
Starred Review
The Song of Francis and the Animals
Catholic Press Association
Book Awards – Children’s Books category
2nd Place
Award
The Song of Francis and the Animals
Poetry Center at Passaic County CC
Paterson Prize for Books for Young People
Special Recognition
Award
The Song of Francis and the Animals
Society of Illustrators
“The Original Art” annual exhibition
Award List
A Story Like the Wind
New York Journal of Books
Notable Children’s Books
Award List
A Story Like the Wind
Children’s Book Council (CBC)
Notable Social Studies Book
Award List
A Story Like the Wind
International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY)
Outstanding International Books
2018
Award List
A Story Like the Wind
Kirkus Reviews
Starred Review
Starred Review
A Story Like the Wind
School Library Journal
Starred Review
Starred Review
A Story Like the Wind
Foreword Reviews
Starred Review
Starred Review
A Story Like the Wind
Arizona Library Association
Grand Canyon Reader Award Nominee
2021
State Award
A Story Like the Wind
Alabama Department of Education
Alabama Camellia Children’s Choice Book Award Nominee (Grades 4-5)
2019-2020
State Award
Sweet Dreamers
Shelf Awareness
Starred Review
Starred Review
Sweet Dreamers
Publishers Weekly
Starred Review
Starred Review
Sweet Dreamers
Kirkus Reviews
Starred Review
Starred Review
Sweet Dreamers
School Library Journal
Starred Review
2019
Starred Review
Sweet Dreamers
American Booksellers Association
ABC Best Books
2019
Highlight/
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Sweet Dreamers
Capitol Choices
Noteworthy Titles for Children and Teens
2020
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Sweet Dreamers
Bank Street College
Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Books of the Year
2020
Award List
Sweet Dreamers
Alabama Department of Education
Alabama Camellia Children’s Choice Book Award Nominee (Grades 2-3)
2020
State Award
Thank You!
Children’s Book Council
Hot Off the Press Reading List
2019
Highlight/
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Thank You!
Bank Street College
Best Children’s Books of the Year
2020
Award List
Thank You, God
Booklist
Starred Review
Starred Review
Thank You, God
Booklist
Top Ten Religion & Spirituality Books for Youth
2014
Award List
Thank You, God
Publishers Weekly
Starred Review
2015
Starred Review
Thank You, God
Spirituality & Practice
10 Best Spiritual Children’s Books of the Year
2014
Award List
Thomas the Toadilly Terrible Bully
National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) & Children’s Book Council (CBC)
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People
Award List
Time to Keep Silent
Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC)
Choices
Award List
Time to Keep Silent
Publishers Weekly
Starred Review
2007
Starred Review
Traitor among Us
California Collections
High School and Middle Collections
OUT OF PRINT
State Award List
Traitor among Us
Discussion Guide Available Online
N/A
Traitor among Us
Mark Twain Book Award
Master List
State Award List
Traitor among Us
National Council for the Social Studies & Children’s Book Council
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People
Award List
Traitor among Us
New York Public Library
Books for the Teenage List
Award List
Traitor among Us
Parent Council Ltd. Magazine
Selected as Outstanding
Award List
Traitor among Us
Parents’ Guide to Children’s Media
Award
1998
Award
Traitor among Us
Pennsylvania Young Readers
Pennsylvania Young Readers Choice Award List
State Award List
Two Little Birds
American Booksellers Association
ABC Best Books
Spotlight/
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Two Little Birds
Booklist
Starred Review
2014
Starred Review
Two Little Birds
Discussion Guide Available Online
2014
N/A
Two Little Birds
Florida Reading Association
Children’s Book Award
Nominee
State Award
Two Little Birds
Poetry Center at Passaic County CC
Paterson Prize for Books for Young People
Nominee
2015
Award
The Very Big Carrot
Bank Street College
Best Children’s Books of the Year
2015
Award List
The Very Big Carrot
Society of Illustrators
“The Original Art” annual exhibition
Award List
Vanishing Colors
Kirkus Reviews
Starred Review
Starred Review
Vanishing Colors
United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY)
Outstanding International Books
Award List
Vanishing Colors
Alabama Department of Education
Alabama Camellia Children’s Choice Book Award Nominee
2019-2020
State Award List
Vincent van Gogh and the Colors of the Wind
International Reaching Association (IRA) / Children’s Book Council (CBC)
Children’s Choices
2013
Award List
The War within These Walls
American Library Association (ALA) Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)
Batchelder Award
Honor
2012
Award
The War within These Walls
American Library Association (ALA) Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)
Notable Children’s Books
2014
Award List
The War within These Walls
Association of Jewish Libraries (AJL)
Sydney Taylor Book Award
Honor
2014
Award
The War within These Walls
Bank Street College
Best Children’s Books of the Year
Honor Book – Teen Readers
2014
Award,
Award List
The War within These Walls
Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (BCCB)
Blue Ribbon
2014
Award
The War within These Walls
Christian Science Monitor
25 Best Middle Grade Books
2014
Award List
The War within These Walls
Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC)
Choices
#18
2014
Award
The War within These Walls
Discussion Guide Available Online
2014
N/A
The War within These Walls
Foreword Reviews
IndieFab Awards
Honorable Mention in Young Adult Fiction
Award
The War within These Walls
Jewish Book Council (JBC) / American Library Association (ALA)
National Jewish Book Award
Honorable Mention
2013
Award
The War within These Walls
Kirkus Reviews
Best Books of the Year
Winner – Children’s /
YA Book category
2013
Award
The War within These Walls
Kirkus Reviews
Starred Review
2013
Starred Review
The War within These Walls
National Council for the Social Studies & Children’s Book Council
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People
2013
Award List
The War within These Walls
Publishers Weekly
Best Books of the Year
Teen
2014
Award List
The War within These Walls
Publishers Weekly
Starred Review
2013
Starred Review
The War within These Walls
School Library Journal
Starred Review
2013
Starred Review
The War within These Walls
Society of Illustrators
“The Original Art” annual exhibition
2013
Award List
The War within These Walls
Storytelling World
Storytelling World Awards
Honor
2013
Award
The War within These Walls
United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY)
Outstanding International Books
2014
Award List
The War within These Walls
Children’s Book Council (CBC)
CBC Showcase: Champions of Change
2020
Spotlight/
Highlight List
The Watcher
Booklist
Starred Review
2014
Starred Review
The Watcher
Foreword Reviews
Foreword INDIES Award
Bronze
2017
Award
The Watcher
Junior Library Guild Selection
Award
The Watcher
Kirkus Reviews
Best Children’s Books of the Year
2017
Award List
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/
Highlight List
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/
Spotlight List
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/
Spotlight List
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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