Author Awards List
Bad Monkey Bad M

         Thriller / T Jun-2013 4 /
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            2013 Booklist -- Starred Review (*)
Chomp Chomp

         Mystery / M Apr-2012 4-5 /
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            2012 Cybils -- Middle Grade Fiction (Finalist)
            2012 Kirkus Reviews -- Starred Review (*)
            2012 School Library Journal -- Starred Review (*)
            2013 Black-Eyed Susan Award -- Grades 6-9 (Nominee)
            2013 Buckeye Children's Book Award -- Grades 3-5 (Nominee)
            2013 Florida Book Award -- Young Adult (Silver Medal Winner)
            2013 Massachusetts Children's Book Award -- Children's Book (Nominee)
            2013 Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize -- Children's (Finalist)



            2013 SIBA Book Award -- Children's (Finalist)
            2013 South Carolina Childrens, Junior and Young Adult Book Award -- Junior Book (Nominee)
            2014 Alabama Camellia Award -- Grades 4-5 (Nominee)
            2014 Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award -- Children's (Nominee)
            2014 Kentucky Bluegrass Award -- Grades 6-8 (Nominee)
            2014 Mark Twain Readers Award -- Grades 4-6 (Nominee)
            2014 North Carolina Children's Book Award -- Junior Book (Nominee)
            2014 Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award -- Grades 6-8 (Winner)
            2014 Sunshine State Young Reader's Award -- Grades 6-8 (Nominee)
            2015 Georgia Children's Book Award -- Children's Book (Nominee)
            2015 Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award -- Grades 6-8 (Nominee)
            2015 Young Reader's Choice Award -- Junior/Grades 4-6 (Nominee)
            2016 Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Book Award -- Grades 4-8 (Nominee)
Flush Flush

         Mystery / M Sep-2005 3-5 /
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            2005 Agatha Award -- Children/Young Adult (Winner)
            2005 NAPPA Gold Award -- Ages 9 & Up (Winner)
            2006 Book Sense Book of the Year Award -- Children's Literature (Honor Book)
            2006 Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens -- Ten to Fourteen (Recommended)
            2006 Edgar Allan Poe Award -- Juvenile (Nominee)
            2006 Quill Award -- Children's Chapter (Nominee)
            2006 Texas Lone Star Reading List -- Young Adult (Commended)



            2007 Colorado Children's Book Award -- Junior Novel (Runner-Up)
            2007 Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award -- Children's (Winner)
            2007 Maine Student Book Award -- Grades 4-8 (Second Place)
            2007 Nene Award -- Children's Fiction (Recommended)
            2007 Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award -- Grades 6-8 (Nominee)
            2007 Sunshine State Young Reader's Award -- Grades 6-8 (Nominee)
            2008 Flicker Tale Children's Book Award -- Juvenile (Nominee)
            2008 Georgia Children's Book Award -- Children's Book (Winner)
            2008 Golden Sower Award -- Young Adult (Nominee)
            2008 Iowa Teen Award -- Young Adult (Nominee)
            2008 Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Award -- Grades 6-8 (Nominee)
            2008 Sequoyah Book Award -- Young Adult (Nominee)
            2008 Young Hoosier Book Award -- Middle Grades (Nominee)
            2008 Young Reader's Choice Award -- Intermediate/Grades 7-9 (Nominee)
            2009 Colorado Blue Spruce Award -- Young Adult (Nominee)
            2009 Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award -- Grades 3-5 (Winner)
            2009 Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award -- Grades 6-8 (Third Place)
Hoot Hoot

         Mystery / M Sep-2002 4 /
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            2003 Bookseller's Choice -- Middle Readers (Winner)
            2003 Newbery Medal -- Children's (Honor Book)
            2003 Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize -- Children's (Winner)



            2003 SIBA Book Award -- Children's (Winner)
            2004 Black-Eyed Susan Award -- Grades 6-9 (Nominee)
            2004 Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award -- Children's (Nominee)
            2004 Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award -- Grades 6-8 (Winner)
            2004 Sunshine State Young Reader's Award -- Grades 6-8 (Nominee)
            2005 Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Book Award -- Grades 4-8 (Winner)
            2005 Young Reader's Choice Award -- Junior/Grades 4-6 (Third Place)
            2006 Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award -- Grades 6-8 (Winner)
            2007 Golden Archer Award -- Middle/Junior High (Winner)
Native Tongue Nativ

         Suspense / S Sep-1991 4-5 /
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            1992 Dilys Award -- Mystery Novel (Winner)
Razor Girl Razor

         Thriller / T Sep-2016 4-5 /
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            2016 Booklist -- Starred Review (*)
            2016 Kirkus Reviews -- Starred Review (*)
Scat Scat

         Mystery / M Feb-2009 5 /
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            2009 Grammy Award (Spoken Word) -- Child. Spoken Word Album (Nominee)
            2009 Great Stone Face Book Award -- Grades 4-6 (Nominee)
            2009 School Library Journal -- Starred Review (*)
            2010 Grammy Award (Spoken Word) -- Child. Spoken Word Album (Nominee)
            2010 Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize -- Children's (Finalist)
            2010 SIBA Book Award -- Children's (Finalist)
            2010 South Carolina Childrens, Junior and Young Adult Book Award -- Junior Book (Nominee)
            2011 Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award -- Children's (Nominee)
            2011 Iowa Teen Award -- Young Adult (Nominee)
            2011 Massachusetts Children's Book Award -- Children's Book (Honor Book)
            2011 North Carolina Children's Book Award -- Junior Book (Nominee)
            2011 Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Book Award -- Grades 4-8 (Nominee)
            2011 Rhode Island Teen Book Award -- Ages 12 & Up (Nominee)
            2012 Georgia Children's Book Award -- Children's Book (Nominee)
            2012 Nutmeg Book Award -- Teen (Nominee)
            2012 Sunshine State Young Reader's Award -- Grades 6-8 (Nominee)
            2012 William Allen White Childens Book Award -- Grades 6-8 (Nominee)
            2012 Young Hoosier Book Award -- Middle Grades (Nominee)
            2012 Young Reader's Choice Award -- Junior/Grades 4-6 (Nominee)
            2013 Golden Archer Award -- Middle/Junior High (Nominee)
            2013 Golden Sower Award -- Young Adult (Nominee)
Skink -- No Surrender Skink -- N

         Mystery / M Sep-2014 3 /
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            2014 Booklist -- Starred Review (*)
            2014 National Book Award -- Young People's Literature (Nominee)
            2015 Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize -- Young Adult (Finalist)
            2015 SIBA Book Award -- Young Adult (Finalist)
            2016 Kentucky Bluegrass Award -- Grades 6-8 (Nominee)
            2016 Sunshine State Young Reader's Award -- Grades 6-8 (Nominee)
Star Island Star

         Thriller / T Aug-2010 4 /
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            2010 Booklist -- Starred Review (*)