Author Awards List
    Fantasy / F 5
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            2018 Kirkus Reviews -- Starred Review - Children (*)
         General Fiction / GF 5
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            2010 Booklist -- Starred Review (*)
            2010 Publishers Weekly -- Starred Review (*)
            2010 School Library Journal -- Starred Review (*)
            2011 Black-Eyed Susan Award -- Grades 4-6 (Nominee)
            2011 Jane Addams Children's Book Award -- Books for Older Children (Winner)
            2012 Flicker Tale Children's Book Award -- Juvenile (Nominee)
            2012 Kentucky Bluegrass Award -- Grades 6-8 (Nominee)
            2012 South Carolina Childrens, Junior and Young Adult Book Award -- Junior Book (Nominee)



            2012 Volunteer State Book Award -- Middle School (Runner-Up)
            2013 Golden Sower Award -- Young Adult (Nominee)
            2013 Iowa Children's Choice (ICCA) Award -- Children's (Nominee)
            2013 Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award -- Grades 6-8 (Nominee)
            2013 Nene Award -- Children's Fiction (Nominee)
            2013 North Carolina Children's Book Award -- Junior Book (Nominee)
            2013 Nutmeg Book Award -- Teen (Nominee)
            2013 Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award -- Grades 6-8 (Nominee)
            2013 Sasquatch Award -- Children/Young Adult (Nominee)
            2013 Sunshine State Young Reader's Award -- Grades 6-8 (Nominee)
            2013 Young Hoosier Book Award -- Middle Grades (Nominee)
            2014 Virginia Readers Choice Award -- Middle School (Nominee)
            2015 Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Book Award -- Grades 4-8 (Nominee)
         General Fiction / GF 5
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            Booklist Starred Review -- 2020 (*)
            Horn Book Magazine Starred Review -- 2020 (*)
            Kirkus Reviews Starred Review - Children -- 2020 (*)
            Publishers Weekly Starred Review -- 2020 (*)
            School Library Journal Starred Review -- 2020 (*)
         Historical / H 3.5
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            2001 Booklist -- Starred Review (*)
            2001 Kirkus Reviews -- Starred Review - Children (*)



            2001 Publishers Weekly -- Starred Review (*)
            2001 School Library Journal -- Starred Review (*)
            2002 Newbery Medal -- Children's (Winner)
            2003 Charlie May Simon Children's Book Award -- Grades 4-6 (Nominee)
            2003 Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award -- Children's (Nominee)
            2003 Massachusetts Children's Book Award -- Children's Book (Nominee)
            2003 Sequoyah Book Award -- Young Adult (Nominee)
            2004 Young Reader's Choice Award -- Intermediate/Grades 7-9 (Winner)
            2006 Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Book Award -- Grades 4-8 (Nominee)
         General Fiction / GF 5
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            2007 Booklist -- Starred Review (*)
            2007 Kirkus Reviews -- Starred Review - Children (*)
            2007 School Library Journal -- Starred Review (*)
            2011 Bluebonnet Award -- Children's (Nominee)
         Historical / H 3
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            2011 Publishers Weekly -- Starred Review (*)
            2012 Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens -- Seven to Ten (Recommended)
         General Fiction / GF 5
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            2013 Horn Book Magazine -- Starred Review (*)
            2013 Publishers Weekly -- Starred Review (*)
            2013 School Library Journal -- Starred Review (*)
            2014 Buckaroo Book Award -- Children's (Nominee)
            2015 Beehive Award -- Picture (Nominee)



            2015 Georgia Children's Book Award -- Picture Storybook (Nominee)
            2015 Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award -- Grades K-3 (Nominee)
            2016 Grand Canyon Reader Award -- Picture (Nominee)
         General Fiction / GF 5
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            2015 Publishers Weekly -- Starred Review (*)
            2015 School Library Journal -- Starred Review (*)