Author Awards List
The Big Field Big F

         General Fiction / GF Mar-2008 3 /
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            2009 Massachusetts Children's Book Award -- Children's Book (Nominee)
            2009 South Carolina Childrens, Junior and Young Adult Book Award -- Junior Book (Nominee)
            2010 Beehive Award -- Fiction (Nominee)
            2013 Iowa Teen Award -- Young Adult (Nominee)
Dead Air Dead

    Amateur Sleuth / AS Apr-1986 4 /
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            1987 Anthony Award -- First Novel (Nominee)
            1987 Edgar Allan Poe Award -- First Novel (Nominee)
Fantasy League Fanta

         General Fiction / GF Sep-2014 4 /
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            2014 Booklist -- Starred Review (*)
Heat Heat

         General Fiction / GF Apr-2006 3 /
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            2006 Booklist -- Starred Review (*)
            2006 Cybils -- Middle Grade Fiction (Finalist)



            2007 Black-Eyed Susan Award -- Grades 6-9 (Nominee)
            2007 Isinglass Teen Read Award -- Grades 6-8 (Nominee)
            2007 Texas Lone Star Reading List -- Young Adult (Commended)
            2008 Charlotte Award -- Young Adult (Winner)
            2008 Golden Archer Award -- Middle/Junior High (Nominee)
            2008 Maine Student Book Award -- Grades 4-8 (Third Place)
            2008 South Carolina Childrens, Junior and Young Adult Book Award -- Junior Book (Nominee)
            2008 Sunshine State Young Reader's Award -- Grades 6-8 (Nominee)
            2008 Volunteer State Book Award -- Grades 4-6 (Nominee)
            2009 California Young Reader Medal -- Middle School (Winner)
            2009 Colorado Children's Book Award -- Junior Novel (Nominee)
            2009 Delaware Diamonds Award -- Middle School (Nominee)
            2009 Georgia Children's Book Award -- Children's Book (Nominee)
            2009 Golden Sower Award -- Young Adult (Honor Book)
            2009 Iowa Teen Award -- Young Adult (Nominee)
            2009 Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Award -- Grades 6-8 (Nominee)
            2009 Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award -- Grades 6-8 (Nominee)
            2009 Nevada Young Readers' Award -- Intermediate (Nominee)
            2009 Nutmeg Book Award -- Teen (Nominee)
            2009 Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award -- Grades 6-8 (Nominee)



            2009 Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Book Award -- Grades 4-8 (Nominee)
            2009 Sequoyah Book Award -- Young Adult (Nominee)
            2009 Young Hoosier Book Award -- Middle Grades (Nominee)
            2010 Land of Enchantment Book Award -- Young Adult (Nominee)
            2010 Sasquatch Award -- Children/Young Adult (Nominee)
Hero Hero

         General Fiction / GF Nov-2010 3-5 /
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            2011 Delaware Diamonds Award -- Middle School (Nominee)
            2012 Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award -- Children's (Nominee)
            2012 Kentucky Bluegrass Award -- Grades 6-8 (Nominee)
            2012 Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award -- Grades 6-8 (Nominee)
            2012 South Carolina Childrens, Junior and Young Adult Book Award -- Junior Book (Winner)
            2013 Bluebonnet Award -- Children's (Nominee)
            2013 Georgia Children's Book Award -- Children's Book (Winner)
            2013 Massachusetts Children's Book Award -- Children's Book (Nominee)
            2014 Nevada Young Readers' Award -- Intermediate (Nominee)
Million-Dollar Throw Milli

         General Fiction / GF Nov-2009 3 /
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            2010 Alabama Camellia Award -- Grades 4-6 (Winner)
            2010 Isinglass Teen Read Award -- Grades 6-8 (Nominee)
            2011 Kentucky Bluegrass Award -- Grades 6-8 (Winner)
            2012 Iowa Children's Choice (ICCA) Award -- Children's (Nominee)
The Only Game Only Game

    General Fiction / GF Feb-2015 3 /
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            2015 Parents Choice Award (Fall) (2008-Up) -- Fiction (Silver Medal Winner)
QB 1 QB 1

         General Fiction / GF Sep-2013 3 /
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            2015 South Carolina Childrens, Junior and Young Adult Book Award -- Junior Book (Nominee)



            2016 Golden Sower Award -- Young Adult (Nominee)
            2016 Iowa Teen Award -- Young Adult (Nominee)
            2016 Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Award -- Grades 6-8 (Nominee)
Robert B. Parker's Blood Feud Robert B.

    Suspense / S Nov-2018 4 /
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            2018 Publishers Weekly -- Starred Review (*)
Safe at Home Safe

    General Fiction / GF Aug-2008 3 /
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            2011 Sunshine State Young Reader's Award -- Grades 3-5 (Nominee)
Shoot-Out Shoot

    General Fiction / GF May-2010 3 /
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            2012 Massachusetts Children's Book Award -- Children's Book (Nominee)
Strike Zone Strike Zon

         General Fiction / GF Sep-2019 5 /
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            2019 Kirkus Reviews -- Starred Review (*)
Summer Ball Summe

    General Fiction / GF May-2007 3 /
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            2009 Golden Archer Award -- Middle/Junior High (Nominee)
            2011 Colorado Blue Spruce Award -- Young Adult (Nominee)
            2011 Young Hoosier Book Award -- Middle Grades (Nominee)
Travel Team Trave

    General Fiction / GF Oct-2004 3 /
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            2005 Black-Eyed Susan Award -- Grades 6-9 (Nominee)
            2005 Massachusetts Children's Book Award -- Children's Book (Nominee)
            2005 Texas Lone Star Reading List -- Young Adult (Commended)
            2006 Sequoyah Book Award -- Children's (Nominee)
            2008 Iowa Teen Award -- Young Adult (Nominee)
            2008 Nevada Young Readers' Award -- Intermediate (Nominee)
            2008 Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award -- Grades 6-8 (Nominee)
            2008 Young Hoosier Book Award -- Middle Grades (Nominee)
            2009 Flicker Tale Children's Book Award -- Juvenile (Nominee)
True Legend True

         General Fiction / GF Sep-2012 3 /
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            2015 Iowa Teen Award -- Young Adult (Nominee)
Two-Minute Drill Two-M

    General Fiction / GF Sep-2007 3-5 /
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            2009 Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award -- Grades 3-6 (Nominee)
            2009 South Carolina Childrens, Junior and Young Adult Book Award -- Children's (Nominee)
            2010 Bluebonnet Award -- Children's (Nominee)
            2010 Iowa Children's Choice (ICCA) Award -- Children's (Nominee)
            2012 Young Hoosier Book Award -- Intermediate (Nominee)
Underdogs Under

         General Fiction / GF Sep-2011 3 /
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            2013 Mark Twain Readers Award -- Grades 4-6 (Nominee)
            2013 South Carolina Childrens, Junior and Young Adult Book Award -- Junior Book (Nominee)
            2014 Iowa Children's Choice (ICCA) Award -- Children's (Nominee)
            2015 Golden Sower Award -- Intermediate (Nominee)