Author Awards List
Big Bug Big B

         General Fiction / GF Apr-2014 4 /
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            2014 Publishers Weekly -- Starred Review (*)
            2014 School Library Journal -- Starred Review (*)
A Nest for Celeste Nest

         General Fiction / GF Mar-2010 3 /
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            2010 Florida Book Award -- Children's Literature (Bronze Medal Winner)
            2010 Kirkus Review - Children -- Starred Review (*)
            2010 Publishers Weekly -- Starred Review (*)
            2012 Charlie May Simon Children's Book Award -- Grades 4-6 (Nominee)
            2014 California Young Reader Medal -- Intermediate (Nominee)
Nesting Nesti

         General Fiction / GF Mar-2020 5 /
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            2020 Kirkus Reviews -- Starred Review (*)
On Meadowview Street On Me

         General Fiction / GF May-2007 2 /
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            2007 Booklist -- Starred Review (*)



            2007 Publishers Weekly -- Starred Review (*)
            2007 School Library Journal -- Starred Review (*)
            2009 Flicker Tale Children's Book Award -- Picture Book (Nominee)
            2009 South Carolina Childrens, Junior and Young Adult Book Award -- Picture Book (Nominee)
            2010 Golden Sower Award -- Primary (Nominee)
            2011 Young Hoosier Book Award -- Picture Book (Nominee)
            2012 California Young Reader Medal -- Primary (Nominee)
Spot & Dot Spot & Dot

         General Fiction / GF Aug-2019 5 /
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            2019 Kirkus Reviews -- Starred Review (*)
Spot, the Cat Spot,

         General Fiction / GF Mar-2016 5 /
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            2016 Booklist -- Starred Review (*)
            2016 Kirkus Reviews -- Starred Review (*)
            2016 School Library Journal -- Starred Review (*)
Unspoken Unspo

         General Fiction / GF Nov-2012 4 /
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            2012 Kirkus Reviews -- Starred Review (*)
            2012 Parents Choice Award (Fall) (2008-Up) -- Picture Book (Gold Medal Winner)
            2012 Publishers Weekly -- Starred Review (*)
            2012 School Library Journal -- Starred Review (*)
            2013 Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens -- Up to Seven (Recommended)
            2013 Florida Book Award -- Children's Literature (Gold Medal Winner)
            2013 Jefferson Cup -- Younger Readers (Winner)
            2014 Keystone to Reading Book Award -- Intermediate (Nominee)
            2015 Volunteer State Book Award -- Primary (Nominee)