Author Awards List
  General Fiction / GF 3 Buy
2005 Buckaroo Book Award -- Children's (Third Place)
2006 Arkansas Diamond Primary Book Award -- Grades K-3 (Nominee)
2006 Colorado Children's Book Award -- Picture Book (Nominee)
2006 North Carolina Children's Book Award -- Picture Book (Nominee)
2007 Golden Sower Award -- Primary (Honor Book)
2007 Grand Canyon Reader Award -- Picture Book (Winner)
  Action Adventure / AA 3 Buy
1993 Book Sense Book of the Year Award -- ABBY Children's Winner (Winner)
1994 Book Sense Book of the Year Award -- Children's (Winner)
1995 Delaware Diamonds Award -- Grades K-2 (Winner)



1995 Keystone to Reading Book Award -- Children's (Winner)
1995 South Carolina Childrens, Junior and Young Adult Book Award -- Children's (Winner)
1996 California Young Reader Medal -- Primary (Winner)
1996 Grammy Award (Spoken Word) -- Child. Spoken Word Album (Winner)
1998 Buckaroo Book Award -- Children's (Winner)
2009 Indies Choice Book Award -- Picture Bk Hall of Fame (Finalist)
2010 Indies Choice Book Award -- Picture Bk Hall of Fame (Finalist)
2011 E.B. White Read Aloud Award -- Picture Bk Hall of Fame (Finalist)
2012 E.B. White Read Aloud Award -- Picture Bk Hall of Fame (Finalist)
2013 E.B. White Read Aloud Award -- Picture Bk Hall of Fame (Finalist)
2014 E.B. White Read Aloud Award -- Picture Bk Hall of Fame (Winner)
  General Fiction / GF 1 Buy
1997 Publishers Weekly -- Starred Review (*)
1998 Bookseller's Choice -- Picture Book (Winner)
1999 Bluebonnet Award -- Children's (Winner)
1999 Buckeye Children's Book Award -- Grades K-2 (Winner)
1999 North Carolina Children's Book Award -- Picture Book (Winner)
2000 Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Award -- Young Readers (Winner)
2001 Georgia Children's Book Award -- Picture Storybook (Winner)