Author Awards List
Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride Ameli

         General Fiction / GF Nov-1999 1 /
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            1999 Publishers Weekly -- Starred Review (*)
            2000 Black-Eyed Susan Award -- Picture Book (Nominee)
            2000 Book Sense Book of the Year Award -- Children's (Nominee)
            2000 Bookseller's Choice -- Nonfiction (Winner)
            2000 New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association Award -- Children's (Winner)
            2001 South Carolina Childrens, Junior and Young Adult Book Award -- Children's (Nominee)
            2002 Young Hoosier Book Award -- Grades K-3 (Nominee)
            2003 Nevada Young Readers' Award -- Picture Book (Nominee)
Becoming Naomi Leon Becom

         General Fiction / GF Sep-2004 0 /
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            2007 Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award -- Grades 6-8 (Nominee)



            2007 North Carolina Children's Book Award -- Junior Book (Nominee)
            2007 Sunshine State Young Reader's Award -- Grades 6-8 (Nominee)
            2008 Nevada Young Readers' Award -- Young Readers (Nominee)
The Dreamer Dream

         General Fiction / GF Apr-2010 5 /
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            2010 Booklist -- Starred Review (*)
            2010 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award -- Fiction & Poetry (Honor Book)
            2010 Horn Book Magazine -- Starred Review (*)
            2010 Kirkus Review - Children -- Starred Review (*)
            2010 NAPPA Gold Award -- Ages 9 & Up (Winner)
            2010 Publishers Weekly -- Starred Review (*)
            2010 School Library Journal -- Starred Review (*)
            2011 Americas Award for Children & Young Adult Literature -- Children/Young Adult (Winner)
            2011 Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens -- Ten to Fourteen (Recommended)
            2011 Nautilus Award -- Fiction-Teen (Winner)
            2011 Pura Belpre Award -- Author (Winner)
            2012 Charlie May Simon Children's Book Award -- Grades 4-6 (Nominee)
            2012 Nene Award -- Children's Fiction (Nominee)
            2013 Young Hoosier Book Award -- Middle Grades (Nominee)
Echo Echo

         Historical / H Feb-2015 5 /
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            2015 Audio File -- Starred Review (*)
            2015 Kirkus Prize -- Young Readers (Finalist)
            2015 Kirkus Prize -- Young Readers (Winner)



            2015 Kirkus Reviews -- Starred Review (*)
            2015 Parents Choice Award (Fall) (2008-Up) -- Fiction (Gold Medal Winner)
            2015 Publishers Weekly -- Starred Review (*)
            2015 School Library Journal -- Starred Review (*)
            2016 Audies -- Middle Grades (Finalist)
            2016 Audies -- Multi-Voice Performance (Finalist)
            2016 Newbery Medal -- Children's (Honor Book)
            2016 Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook Production -- Audiobook (Honor Book)
Esperanza Rising Esper

         Historical / H Oct-2000 4 /
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            2000 Americas Award for Children & Young Adult Literature -- Grades 4-8 (Honor Book)
            2000 L.A. Times Book Prize -- Young Adult Fiction (Nominee)
            2000 Publishers Weekly -- Starred Review (*)
            2001 Jane Addams Children's Book Award -- Books for Older Children (Winner)
            2001 Jefferson Cup -- Young Adults (Notable)
            2001 WILLA Literary Award -- Young Adult (Winner)
            2002 Charlie May Simon Children's Book Award -- Grades 4-6 (Nominee)
            2002 Massachusetts Children's Book Award -- Children's Book (Honor Book)
            2002 Pura Belpre Award -- Author (Winner)
            2002 South Carolina Childrens, Junior and Young Adult Book Award -- Junior Book (Nominee)
            2003 Bluebonnet Award -- Children's (Nominee)
            2003 California Young Reader Medal -- Middle School (Nominee)



            2003 Georgia Children's Book Award -- Children's Book (Nominee)
            2003 Golden Sower Award -- Young Adult (Nominee)
            2003 Iowa Children's Choice (ICCA) Award -- Children's (Nominee)
            2003 Nevada Young Readers' Award -- Intermediate (Nominee)
            2003 Young Hoosier Book Award -- Grades 6-8 (Nominee)
            2004 Nutmeg Book Award -- Grades 4-6 (Nominee)
            2004 Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Book Award -- Grades 4-8 (Nominee)
            2005 Sunshine State Young Reader's Award -- Grades 3-5 (Nominee)
            2005 Sunshine State Young Reader's Award -- Grades 6-8 (Nominee)
Hello Ocean Hello

         General Fiction / GF Mar-2001 1 /
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            2001 Booklist -- Starred Review (*)
Mice and Beans Mice

         General Fiction / GF Sep-2001 3 /
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            2001 NAPPA Gold Award -- Storybook (Winner)
            2002 Black-Eyed Susan Award -- Picture Book (Nominee)
            2002 Texas 2x2 Reading List -- Children's (Recommended)
            2003 North Carolina Children's Book Award -- Picture Book (Nominee)
            2004 California Young Reader Medal -- Primary (Nominee)
            2005 Monarch Award -- Grades K-3 (Nominee)
            2005 Virginia Readers Choice Award -- Primary (Nominee)
Riding Freedom Ridin

         Historical / H 1998 5 /
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            1999 WILLA Literary Award -- Young Adult (Winner)
            2000 California Young Reader Medal -- Intermediate (Winner)
            2000 Grand Canyon Reader Award -- Intermediate (Winner)
            2001 Nutmeg Book Award -- Grades 4-6 (Nominee)
            2001 Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Book Award -- Grades 4-8 (Nominee)
            2001 Sasquatch Award -- Children/Young Adult (Nominee)
            2001 Virginia Readers Choice Award -- Elementary (Nominee)
            2001 Young Hoosier Book Award -- Grades 4-6 (Nominee)
            2015 School Library Journal -- Starred Review (*)
Tony Baloney Tony

         General Fiction / GF Jan-2011 5 /
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            2011 Publishers Weekly -- Starred Review (*)
Tony Baloney Buddy Trouble Tony Balon

    General Fiction / GF Jun-2014 3 /
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            2014 Kirkus Reviews -- Starred Review (*)
Tony Baloney School Rules Tony Balon

    General Fiction / GF Jun-2013 3 /
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            2016 Garden State Children's Book Award -- Easy Readers (Nominee)