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
El sándwich de Carla

Awards

  • STARRED REVIEW in Criticas Magazine

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, Silver Medal in Fantasy, 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
  • Selected as one of 30 books that embody the six core tenets of the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child (food, health, safety, education, shelter, and participation) and included in the Human Rights in Children’s Literature exhibition at the University of Connecticut in 2016
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