Author Awards List
  Action Adventure / AA 4 Buy
2011 Booklist -- Starred Review (*)
2011 Kirkus Reviews -- Starred Review - Children (*)
2011 School Library Journal -- Starred Review (*)
2012 Carolyn W. Field Award -- Children's (Winner)
2013 Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award -- Grades 3-6 (Nominee)
  Graphic Novel / GN 5 Buy
2013 Booklist -- Starred Review (*)
2013 Cybils -- Graphic Novel Elem/Mid (Finalist)
2013 Horn Book Magazine -- Starred Review (*)
2013 Kirkus Reviews -- Starred Review - Children (*)



2013 Publishers Weekly -- Starred Review (*)
2013 School Library Journal -- Starred Review (*)
2014 Black-Eyed Susan Award -- Graphic Novel (Nominee)
2014 Jefferson Cup -- Younger Readers (Winner)
2014 Michigan Notable Books -- Notable Book (Winner)
  Action Adventure / AA 4 Buy
2016 Keystone to Reading Book Award -- Preschool (Nominee)
  Action Adventure / AA 5 Buy
2018 Booklist -- Starred Review (*)
2018 Kirkus Reviews -- Starred Review - Children (*)
2018 Publishers Weekly -- Starred Review (*)
2018 School Library Journal -- Starred Review (*)
  General Fiction / GF 5 Buy
2019 School Library Journal -- Starred Review (*)
  General Fiction / GF 5 Buy
2017 Publishers Weekly -- Starred Review (*)
2018 School Library Journal -- Starred Review (*)
  Historical / H 5 Buy
2016 Kirkus Reviews -- Starred Review - Children (*)
2016 Publishers Weekly -- Starred Review (*)
2016 School Library Journal -- Starred Review (*)
  Historical / H 5 Buy
2009 Booklist -- Starred Review (*)
2009 Horn Book Magazine -- Starred Review (*)
2009 IndieFab Award -- Graphic Novel (Gold Medal Winner)
2009 Kirkus Reviews -- Starred Review - Children (*)



2009 School Library Journal -- Starred Review (*)
2010 Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens -- Ten to Fourteen (Recommended)
2010 Carolyn W. Field Award -- Children's (Nominee)
2010 Scott O Dell Award for Historical Fiction -- Historical Fiction (Winner)
2012 Bluebonnet Award -- Children's (Nominee)
2012 West Virginia Children's Book Award -- Children's (Winner)
  General Fiction / GF 5 Buy
2020 Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks -- Starred Review (*)
2020 Publishers Weekly -- Starred Review (*)
2020 School Library Journal -- Starred Review (*)