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         Historical / H Feb-2018 5 /
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            2017 Publishers Weekly -- Starred Review (*)
            2018 Booklist -- Starred Review (*)
Cracker! Crack

         General Fiction / GF Jun-2008 4 /
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            2007 Cybils -- Middle Grade Fiction (Finalist)
            2007 Parents Choice Award (Spring) (1998-2007) -- Recommended (Winner)
            2008 Alabama Camellia Award -- Grades 4-6 (Winner)
            2008 Booklist -- Starred Review (*)
            2008 South Carolina Childrens, Junior and Young Adult Book Award -- Junior Book (Winner)
            2009 Buckeye Children's Book Award -- Grades 6-8 (Winner)
            2009 Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award -- Children's (Nominee)



            2009 Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award -- Grades 6-8 (Nominee)
            2009 Truman Readers Award -- Grades 6-8 (Second Place)
            2010 Golden Sower Award -- Young Adult (Winner)
            2010 Grand Canyon Reader Award -- Tween (Nominee)
            2010 Iowa Teen Award -- Young Adult (Nominee)
            2010 Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Award -- Grades 6-8 (Nominee)
            2010 Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award -- Grades 6-8 (Third Place)
            2010 Nevada Young Readers' Award -- Intermediate (Nominee)
            2010 North Carolina Children's Book Award -- Junior Book (Winner)
            2010 Sequoyah Book Award -- Intermediate (Nominee)
            2010 West Virginia Children's Book Award -- Children's (Nominee)
            2010 William Allen White Childens Book Award -- Grades 6-8 (Winner)
            2011 California Young Reader Medal -- Middle School (Winner)
            2011 Colorado Children's Book Award -- Junior Novel (Nominee)
            2011 Massachusetts Children's Book Award -- Children's Book (Honor Book)
            2011 Nene Award -- Children's Fiction (Nominee)
            2012 Colorado Blue Spruce Award -- Young Adult (Nominee)
            2012 Nene Award -- Children's Fiction (Nominee)
            2013 Nene Award -- Children's Fiction (Nominee)
Half a World Away Half a Wor

         General Fiction / GF Sep-2014 5 /
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            2014 Booklist -- Starred Review (*)



            2014 Publishers Weekly -- Starred Review (*)
            2015 Black-Eyed Susan Award -- Grades 4-6 (Nominee)
            2017 Georgia Children's Book Award -- Children's Book (Finalist)
Kira-Kira Kira-

         General Fiction / GF Feb-2004 4 /
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            2004 Booklist -- Starred Review (*)
            2004 Publishers Weekly -- Starred Review (*)
            2005 Newbery Medal -- Children's (Winner)
            2006 Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award -- Children's (Nominee)
            2007 Colorado Blue Spruce Award -- Young Adult (Nominee)
            2007 Nene Award -- Children's Fiction (Recommended)
            2007 Young Reader's Choice Award -- Intermediate/Grades 7-9 (Nominee)
            2008 Nene Award -- Children's Fiction (Recommended)
            2009 Nene Award -- Children's Fiction (Recommended)
A Million Shades of Gray Milli

         General Fiction / GF Jan-2010 3 /
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            2010 Publishers Weekly -- Starred Review (*)
Outside Beauty Outsi

         General Fiction / GF Jun-2008 4 /
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            2008 Kirkus Review - Children -- Starred Review (*)
            2008 Publishers Weekly -- Starred Review (*)
A Place to Belong Place

         Historical / H May-2019 5 /
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            2019 Publishers Weekly -- Starred Review (*)
The Thing About Luck Thing Abou

         General Fiction / GF Jun-2013 5 /
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            2013 Booklist -- Starred Review (*)
            2013 Horn Book Magazine -- Starred Review (*)
            2013 Kirkus Reviews -- Starred Review (*)
            2013 National Book Award -- Young People's Literature (Winner)



            2013 Parents Choice Award (Fall) (2008-Up) -- Fiction (Silver Medal Winner)
            2013 Publishers Weekly -- Starred Review (*)
            2013 School Library Journal -- Starred Review (*)
            2014 Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens -- Ten to Fourteen (Recommended)
            2014 Land of Enchantment Book Award -- Children's (Nominee)
            2015 Charlie May Simon Children's Book Award -- Grades 4-6 (Nominee)
            2015 Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award -- Children's (Nominee)
            2015 Keystone to Reading Book Award -- Middle School (Nominee)
            2015 Volunteer State Book Award -- Middle School (Nominee)
            2016 Sasquatch Award -- Children/Young Adult (Nominee)
Weedflower Weedf

         General Fiction / GF Jul-2008 4 /
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            2006 Cybils -- Middle Grade Fiction (Finalist)
            2007 Jane Addams Children's Book Award -- Books for Older Children (Winner)
            2008 Beehive Award -- Fiction (Nominee)
            2008 Bluebonnet Award -- Children's (Nominee)
            2008 Charlie May Simon Children's Book Award -- Grades 4-6 (Nominee)
            2008 Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award -- Children's (Nominee)
            2008 Iowa Children's Choice (ICCA) Award -- Children's (Nominee)
            2008 School Library Journal -- Starred Review (*)
            2009 Massachusetts Children's Book Award -- Children's Book (Nominee)
            2009 Young Hoosier Book Award -- Middle Grades (Nominee)
            2010 Nene Award -- Children's Fiction (Recommended)