Author Awards List
Boxes for Katje Boxes

         Historical / H Sep-2003 4 /
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            2003 Publishers Weekly -- Starred Review (*)
            2004 Great Lakes Book Award -- Children's Picture (Winner)
            2005 Arkansas Diamond Primary Book Award -- Grades K-3 (Nominee)
            2005 Black-Eyed Susan Award -- Picture Book (Nominee)
            2005 Florida Children's Book Award -- Pre K - 2nd Grade (Nominee)
            2005 Red Clover Award -- Picture Book (Nominee)
            2005 Volunteer State Book Award -- Grades K-3 (Nominee)
            2006 California Young Reader Medal -- Picture Bk/Older Reader (Winner)
            2006 Golden Sower Award -- Grades K-3 (Nominee)



            2006 Rhode Island Children's Book Award -- Grades 3-6 (Nominee)
            2006 South Carolina Childrens, Junior and Young Adult Book Award -- Picture Book (Nominee)
            2006 Virginia Readers Choice Award -- Elementary (Nominee)
            2007 Young Hoosier Book Award -- Picture Book (Nominee)
            2008 Monarch Award -- Grades K-3 (Nominee)
Bulldozer's Big Day Bulld

         General Fiction / GF May-2015 5 /
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            2015 Kirkus Reviews -- Starred Review (*)
Clever Jack Takes the Cake Cleve

         Fantasy / F Sep-2010 5 /
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            2010 Booklist -- Starred Review (*)
            2010 Kirkus Reviews -- Starred Review (*)
            2010 Publishers Weekly -- Starred Review (*)
            2010 School Library Journal -- Starred Review (*)
            2011 Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens -- Up to Seven (Recommended)
            2013 Golden Sower Award -- Primary (Nominee)
The Fabled Fourth Graders of Aesop Elementary School Fable

         General Fiction / GF Aug-2007 0 /
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            2010 Sunshine State Young Reader's Award -- Grades 3-5 (Nominee)
Gator Gumbo Gator

         General Fiction / GF Mar-2004 4 /
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            2006 Washington Children's Choice Picture Book Award -- Picture Book (Nominee)
            2007 Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Award -- Grades 3-5 (Winner)
Go Sleep in Your Own Bed Go Sl

         General Fiction / GF May-2017 5 /
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            2017 School Library Journal -- Starred Review (*)
Imogene's Last Stand Imoge

         General Fiction / GF Oct-2009 5 /
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            2009 Horn Book Magazine -- Starred Review (*)
            2010 Black-Eyed Susan Award -- Picture Book (Nominee)
            2011 Washington Children's Choice Picture Book Award -- Picture Book (Nominee)
            2012 Bluebonnet Award -- Children's (Nominee)



            2012 Monarch Award -- Grades K-3 (Nominee)
Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! Munch

         General Fiction / GF Apr-2003 4 /
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            2003 Black-Eyed Susan Award -- Picture Book (Nominee)
            2003 Booklist -- Starred Review (*)
            2003 Kirkus Review - Children -- Starred Review (*)
            2003 Publishers Weekly -- Starred Review (*)
            2003 School Library Journal -- Starred Review (*)
            2004 Grand Canyon Reader Award -- Picture Book (Winner)
            2004 North Carolina Children's Book Award -- Picture Book (Nominee)
            2005 Buckeye Children's Book Award -- Grades K-2 (Winner)
            2005 California Young Reader Medal -- Primary (Winner)
            2005 Keystone to Reading Book Award -- Primary (Nominee)
            2005 Monarch Award -- Grades K-3 (Nominee)
            2005 Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award -- Grades K-3 (Nominee)
            2005 South Carolina Childrens, Junior and Young Adult Book Award -- Picture Book (Nominee)
Oh, No! Oh, N

         General Fiction / GF Sep-2012 4 /
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            2012 Kirkus Reviews -- Starred Review (*)
            2012 Publishers Weekly -- Starred Review (*)
            2012 School Library Journal -- Starred Review (*)
            2013 Buckaroo Book Award -- Children's (Nominee)
            2013 Charlotte Zolotow Award -- Picture Book Text (Highly Commended)
            2013 E.B. White Read Aloud Award -- Picture Book (Finalist)



            2013 Parents Choice Award (Spring) (2008-Up) -- Picture Book (Gold Medal Winner)
            2013 PEN Literary Award -- Picture Book (Finalist)
            2014 Kentucky Bluegrass Award -- Grades K-2 (Nominee)
            2014 North Carolina Children's Book Award -- Picture Book (Nominee)
            2014 Washington Children's Choice Picture Book Award -- Picture Book (Nominee)
            2015 Georgia Children's Book Award -- Picture Storybook (Nominee)
            2015 Golden Archer Award -- Primary (Nominee)
            2015 Grand Canyon Reader Award -- Picture (Nominee)
            2015 Virginia Readers Choice Award -- Primary (Nominee)
On the Day I Died On th

         General Fiction / GF Jul-2012 4 /
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            2012 Kirkus Reviews -- Starred Review (*)
            2012 Publishers Weekly -- Starred Review (*)
            2014 Black-Eyed Susan Award -- Grades 6-9 (Winner)
Papa's Mechanical Fish Papa'

         General Fiction / GF Jun-2013 4 /
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            2013 School Library Journal -- Starred Review (*)
            2015 Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award -- Grades K-3 (Nominee)
            2015 Red Clover Award -- Picture Book (Nominee)
            2015 Volunteer State Book Award -- Primary (Nominee)
Strongheart: Wonder Dog of the Silver Screen Stronghear

         Action Adventure / AA Feb-2018 5 /
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            2017 Booklist -- Starred Review (*)