Author Awards List
Color Zoo Color

         General Fiction / GF May-1989 3 /
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            1990 Caldecott Medal -- Picture Book (Honor Book)
Heart 2 Heart Heart

         General Fiction / GF Jan-2017 5 /
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            2016 Publishers Weekly -- Starred Review (*)
Leaf Man Leaf

         General Fiction / GF Sep-2005 4 /
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            2005 Booklist -- Starred Review (*)
            2005 National Outdoor Book Award -- Children's (Honorable Mention)
            2005 School Library Journal -- Starred Review (*)
            2006 Black-Eyed Susan Award -- Picture Book (Nominee)
            2006 Book Sense Book of the Year Award -- Children's Illustrated (Honor Book)
            2006 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award -- Picture Book (Winner)
            2006 Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens -- Up to Seven (Recommended)



            2006 Delaware Diamonds Award -- Grades K-2 (Nominee)
            2006 Midwest Booksellers' Choice Award -- Children's Picture (Winner)
            2007 Colorado Children's Book Award -- Picture Book (Nominee)
            2007 North Carolina Children's Book Award -- Picture Book (Nominee)
            2007 South Carolina Childrens, Junior and Young Adult Book Award -- Picture Book (Nominee)
            2007 Washington Children's Choice Picture Book Award -- Picture Book (Nominee)
            2009 Young Hoosier Book Award -- Picture Book (Nominee)
Lots of Spots Lots

         General Fiction / GF Jul-2010 2 /
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            2012 Grand Canyon Reader Award -- Nonfiction (Nominee)
            2013 Young Hoosier Book Award -- Picture Book (Nominee)
Rain Fish Rain

         General Fiction / GF May-2016 5 /
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            2016 Booklist -- Starred Review (*)
            2016 School Library Journal -- Starred Review (*)
Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf Red L

         General Fiction / GF Oct-1991 5 /
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            1998 Buckaroo Book Award -- Children's (Nominee)
Rrralph Rrral

         General Fiction / GF May-2011 5 /
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            2011 Booklist -- Starred Review (*)
            2011 Horn Book Magazine -- Starred Review (*)
            2011 Kirkus Reviews -- Starred Review (*)
            2012 Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens -- Up to Seven (Recommended)
            2012 Missouri Building Block Picture Book Award -- Picture Book (Nominee)
            2012 Texas 2x2 Reading List -- Children's (Recommended)
            2013 South Carolina Childrens, Junior and Young Adult Book Award -- Picture Book (Nominee)
The Scraps Book Scraps Boo

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



            2014 Horn Book Magazine -- Starred Review (*)
            2014 Publishers Weekly -- Starred Review (*)
            2014 School Library Journal -- Starred Review (*)
            2015 Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens -- Seven to Ten (Recommended)
            2015 South Carolina Childrens, Junior and Young Adult Book Award -- Picture Book (Nominee)
            2015 Star of the North Picture Book Award -- Grades K-2 (Nominee)
            2016 Bluebonnet Award -- Children's (Nominee)
            2016 Monarch Award -- Grades K-3 (Nominee)
Snowballs Snowb

         General Fiction / GF Dec-1995 4 /
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            1995 Kirkus Review - Children -- Starred Review (*)
            1995 Publishers Weekly -- Starred Review (*)
Waiting for Wings Waiti

         General Fiction / GF May-2001 4 /
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            2001 Booklist -- Starred Review (*)
            2001 Kirkus Review - Children -- Starred Review (*)
            2002 Bookseller's Choice -- Nonfiction (Winner)
            2004 Charlotte Award -- Primary (Nominee)
            2004 Young Hoosier Book Award -- Picture Book (Nominee)
            2005 South Carolina Childrens, Junior and Young Adult Book Award -- Picture Book (Nominee)
            2006 Monarch Award -- Grades K-3 (Nominee)