Awards and Honors

Alley Oops

Awards

  • New Mexico Land of Enchantment Picture Narrative Book Award List, 2010-11
  • Delaware Diamonds Award nominee, 2007-8
  • Storytelling World Award Honor Book, 2006
Being Frank

Awards

  • Abilene Texas ISD Mockingbird list, 2014-15
  • Alabama Camellia Children's Choice Book Award list, 2013-14
  • Kansas Bill Martin, Jr. Picture Book Award list, 2013-14
  • Nebraska Golden Sower Award list, 2014-2015
  • North Carolina Lit & Hist Awards, American Association of University Women Award for Juvenile Literature Nominee, 2013
  • South Dakota Prairie Bud list, 2014-15
  • Washington Children's Choice Picture Book Award list, 2013-14
  • SCWBI Crystal Kite Award, Southeast Division Finalist, 2013
  • About.com Reader's Choice Awards Runner-Up for Favorite Children's Book Featuring Grandparents, 2013
  • Indiana Young Hoosier Book Award Summer Reading List, 2013
Ben and Zip

AWARDS

  • Atlanta Parent Magazine Best Book, 2014
Carla’s Sandwich

Awards

  • NY State Reading Association Charlotte Award list, 2006
  • Society of School Librarians International Honor Book, 2005
  • Storytelling World Award Honor Book, 2005
  • NSW Premier Reading Challenge Book in Australia
  • Atlanta Parent Magazine Staff Book Pick
Dragon and Captain

Awards

  • IN Young Hoosier Book Award list, 2017-18
  • Literary Classics Seal of Approval, 2015
Getting to Know Ruben Plotnick

Awards

  • New York Library Association Book of the Season, winter 2006
  • Alabama Emphasis on Reading Award list, 2007-8
  • Arizona Grand Canyon Award list, 2007-8
  • Georgia Children's Storybook Award list, 2007-8
  • New York State Reading Association Charlotte Award list, 2007-8
Grandfather’s Wrinkles

Awards

  • Bank Street Best Children's Books of the Year 2008, starred for Outstanding Merit
Grandpa for Sale

Awards

  • Storytelling World Award Winner, 2008
  • North Texas Book Festival Book Award Winner, 2008
  • Writers' League of Texas Teddy Children's Book Award Winner, 2007
  • Arizona Grand Canyon Reader Award List, 2010
  • Indiana Young Hoosier Book Award List, 2009-2010
  • Borders Original Voices Selection. October 2007
Hammer and Nails

Awards

  • CLEL Bell Award List in the Talk Category, 2017
  • Children's Book of the Month Club Main Selection, July 2016
  • Literary Classics Seal of Approval
  • Maine Chickadee Children's Choice Picture Book Award list, 2017-2018
Hey, That’s MY Monster!

Awards

  • Literary Classics Book Award Finalist, 2017
  • Children's Literary Classics Seal of Approval
  • Oklahoma and Publishers Weekly Best Seller, 2017
Holly Bloom’s Garden

Awards

  • Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award list, 2005-6
  • NSW Premier Reading Challenge Book in Australia
I Always, ALWAYS Get My Way

Awards

  • Florida Reading Association Children’s Book Award Honor Book
  • NSW Premier Reading Challenge Book in Australia

I Need My Monster

Awards

  • Wall Street Journal Best Seller List, for two weeks in October 2016
  • Alabama Camellia Award, 2010-11
  • Arizona Grand Canyon Reader Award, 2011
  • California Young Readers Medal, 2011-12
  • Georgia Picture Storybook Award, 2011-12
  • Mississippi Magnolia Children's Choice Award list, 2012-13
  • Nebraska Golden Sower Award 2nd place winner, 2011-12
  • Nevada Young Reader Award, 2011-12
  • South Dakota Prairie Bud Award 3rd place winner, 2011-12
  • Virginia Reader's Choice Award Primary, 2012-13
  • Washington Children's Choice Book Award 2nd place winner, 2010-2011 
  • Wyoming Buckaroo Award 2nd runner-up, 2011-12
  • Iowa Regional Goldfinch Award, 2009-10
  • Storytelling World Award Honor Book, 2010
  • Indie Next Kids' Pick, Summer 2009
  • Included on the California Department of Education Recommended Literature List
  • NSW Premier Reading Challenge Book in Australia
  • Scholastic Book Club Selection
Maddi’s Fridge

Awards

  • International Literary Association (ILA) Children's and Young Adults' Book Award Winner, Primary Fiction
  • Christopher Award Winner, Books for Young People, 2015
  • 10 Best Indie Picture Books of 2014, Foreword Reviews
  • Michigan Mitten Honor Book, 2015
  • Nevada Young Reader Award list, 2016
  • WA Children's Choice Award list, 2015-16
Maya Was Grumpy

Awards

  • Christopher Award Winner, Books for Young People, 2014
  • Indie Next Top Ten Kids' Great Read, Summer 2013, chosen by independent booksellers
  • Scholastic Book Club Selection
  • New Hampshire Ladybug Award list, 2014
Silly Frilly Grandma Tillie

Awards

  • Gelett Burgess Award, Multi-generational, 2012
  • California Department of Education Recommended Literature List
That Cat Can’t Stay

Awards

  • Bank Street Best Books for Children, 2011
  • Smithsonian Notable Books for Children, 2010
  • Storytelling World Award Honor Title, 2011
  • Cat Writers' Association Muse Medallion Winner
  • World's Best Litter-ary Award Winner
  • Wanda Gág Best Read Aloud Book Award Honor Book, 2011
  • Delaware Diamond Award list, 2011-12
  • Illinois Monarch K-3 Readers' Choice Award list, 2012-13
  • Nebraska Golden Sower Award list, 2012-13
  • NY State Charlotte Award list, 2011-12
  • Society of School Librarians International Honor Book, 2010
  • an NSW Premier Reading Challenge Book in Australia
  • 1st grade Read-Aloud Choice, 25th Annual Read-Aloud Day, Bridgeport, CT
The Busy Life of Ernestine Buckmeister

Awards

  • Comstock Read Aloud Book Award, 2012
  • ABC Best of Books Catalog pick, 2011
  • Delaware Diamonds Award list, 2012-13
The Day I Ran Away

Awards

  • Mom's Choice Award Gold Winner
  • Children's Literary Classics Seal of Approval
The Only One Club

Awards

  • South Dakota Prairie Bud Award list, 2006-7
  • Society of School Librarians International Honor Book, 2005
  • ADL Recommended Multicultural and Anti-Bias book
Too Much Glue

Awards

  • Creative Child Magazine Preferred Choice Award, Kids Book category
  • Play on Words PAL Award
  • ABC Best Books for Children pick
  • Featured in Elmer’s World of Glue Teaching Guide
  • AL Camellia Award list, 2014-15
  • MT Treasure State Award list, 2016-17
  • NY Charlotte Award list, 2015-16
Victricia Malicia

Awards

  • ABC Best of Books Catalog pick, 2012
  • Storytelling World Award Honor Book, 2013
  • South Dakota Prairie Bud list, 2014-15
  • Alamosa Bookstore's Passport Summer Reading Program in Albuquerque NM, 2012
When a Dragon Moves In

Awards

  • Library of VA's Whitney & Scott Cardozo Award for Children's Literature
  • Charter Oak Children's Book Award Winner, Connecticut, 2012-13
  • Indie Next Kids' Pick, Summer 2011
  • ABC Best of Books Catalog pick, 2011
  • Georgia Children's Book Award, 2012-13
  • Mississippi Magnolia Children's Choice Award list, 2012-13
  • Kansas Bill Martin, Jr. Picture Book Award list, 2013-14
  • Nebraska Golden Sower Award list, 2013-14
  • Wyoming READS selection, 2014
  • NSW Premier Reading Challenge Book in Australia
When a Dragon Moves In Again

Awards

  • Scholastic Book Club Selection
  • Children's Literary Classics Seal of Approval