Awards & Nominations

The Cheshire Cheese Cat

Parents’ Choice Gold Award / Parents’ Choice Foundation / 2011

Notable Children’s Books / ALSC / 2012

14 Cows for America

Beehive Award (informational book nominee) / Children’s Literature Association of Utah / 2011

Best Books for Kids (multicultural category) / Page Ahead / 2010

Best Children’s Books of the Year (starred) / Bank Street College of Education / 2012

Bill Martin, Jr. Picture Book Award (nominee) / Kansas Reading Association / 2011

Black-Eyed Susan Book Award (nominee, picture book) / Maryland Association of School Librarians / 2010

Bluestem Book Award (Master List) / Illinois School Library Media Association / 2012

CCBC Choices (Historical People, Places and Events) / Cooperative Children’s Book Center / 2010

Colorado Children’s Book Award (nominee) / Colorado Council of the International Reading Association / 2011

Comstock Book Award / Minnesota State University Moorhead / 2010

Cybils (finalist, non-fiction picture books) / Cybils / 2009

E.B. White Read-Aloud Honor / Association of Booksellers for Children / 2010

Great Lakes’ Great Books Award (nominee, grades 2-3) / Michigan Reading Association / 2010-2011

Kansas State Reading Circle Recommended Reading List (intermediate) / Kansas National Education Association / 2010

KC3 Reading Program (nominee) / Greater Kansas City Assoc of School Librarians / 2011-2012

Land of Enchantment Book Awards (Picture Narrative Master List) / New Mexico Library Association, New Mexico Council of IRA / 2011-2012

North Carolina Children’s Book Award (nominee, junior book category) / North Carolina Reading Association / 2011

Notable Books for a Global Society / International Reading Association / 2010

Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People / NCSS/CBC / 2010

Parents’ Choice Gold Award / Parents’ Choice Foundation / 2009

Society of School Librarians International Book Awards (honor book, Social Studies K-6) / Society of School Librarians International / 2010

South Carolina Picture Book Award (nominee) / South Carolina Association of School Librarians / 2011-2012

Teachers’ Choices (intermediate) / IRA / 2010

Texas Bluebonnet Award (Master List) / Texas Library Association / 2010-2011

Wilde Awards (Best Older Read-Aloud) / News & Observer / 2009

Prairie Pasque Children’s Book Award (nominee) / South Dakota Library Association, South Dakota Reading Council, South Dakota State Library, South Dakota Elementary School Principals / 2011-2012

Charlotte Award suggested reading list (primary) / New York State Reading Association / 2012

Librarians’ Choices / Librarians’ Choices / 2010

Martina the Beautiful Cockroach

Amelia Bloomer Project (nominee) / ALA Booklist, Feminist Task Force / 2008

Americas Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature (commended title) / National Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP) / 2008

Anne Izard Storytellers’ Choice Award / Westchester Library System / 2008

Best Children’s Books of the Year / Bank Street College of Education / 2008

Black-Eyed Susan Book Award (nominee, picture book) / Maryland Educational Media Organization / 2008-2009

California Young Reader Medal (primary) / CRA, CLA, CATE, CSLA / 2010-2011

Charlotte Award (nominee, primary) / New York State Reading Association / 2010

Children’s Book Award / Florida Reading Association / 2008-2009

E. B. White Award (nominee) / Association of Booksellers for Children / 2008

Georgia Children’s Picture Storybook Award (nominee) / University of Georgia / 2010-2011

Golden Sower Award (nominee, primary) / Nebraska Library Association / 2010-2011

International Latino Book Awards (Best Children’s Picture Book, English) / Latino Book & Family Festival, Latino Literacy Now / 2008

Irma Simonton and James H. Black Award for the Best Picture Book of the Year (honor book) / Bank Street College of Education / 2008

Kansas State Reading Circle Recommended Reading List (starred, primary) / Kansas National Education Association / 2008

Louisiana Young Readers’ Choice Award (nominee, grades 3-5) / State Library of Louisiana and Louisiana Center for the Book / 2010

Mockingbird Award (nominee) / Abilene Independent School District / 2008-2009

Monarch Award (Master List) / Illinois School Library Media Association / 2011

North Carolina Children’s Book Award (nominee, junior book category) / North Carolina Reading Association / 2009

Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People / NCSS/CBC / 2008

Pennsylvania Young Reader’s Choice Awards (nominee, grades K-3) / Pennsylvania School Librarians Association / 2009-2010

Pura Belpre Medal (honor book) / ALA/ALSC, REFORMA, National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos / 2008

Read On Wisconsin! (primary age group) / Read On Wisconsin! / September 2009

Society of School Librarians International Book Awards (honor book, Language Arts picture books) / Society of School Librarians International / 2008

South Carolina Picture Book Award (nominee) / South Carolina Associatoin of School Librarians / 2009-2010

Storytelling World Resource Awards (winner, Stories for Young Listeners) / Storytelling World magazine / 2009

Texas Bluebonnet Award (Master List) / Texas Library Association / 2009-2010

Treasure State Award (nominee) / Montana State Reading Council / 2010

Virginia Readers’ Choice (Master List) / Virginia State Reading Association / 2010-2011

Volunteer State Book Awards (master list, K-3) / Tennessee Association of School Librarians / 2009-2010

Young Hoosier Book Award (nominee, picture book) / Association for Indiana Media Educators / 2009-2010

Martina the Beautiful Cockroach Audio

Notable Children’s Recordings / ALA / 2009

Odyssey Award (honor) / ALA/Booklist/YALSA / 2009

The Yellow Star

ABC Children’s Booksellers’ Choices (non-fiction) / Association of Booksellers for Children / 2001

Best Bets for the Classroom (picture books) / Virginia Center for the Book / 2000

Bologna Ragazzi Award for Children’s Non-Fiction / Bologna Fiere/Children’s Book Fair / 2001

Book Sense 76 (Children’s/Young Readers) / Book Sense / Spring 2001

California Young Reader Medal (nominee, picture book for older readers) / CRA, CLA, CATE, CSLA / 2003-2004

Children’s Book Award (nominee) / Florida Reading Association / 2002-2003

Children’s Books Mean Business / American Booksellers Association and Children’s Book Council Joint Committee / 2001, 2003

Children’s Booksellers’ Choices / Association of Booksellers for Children / 2001

Children’s Literature Choice List (short books or picture books with more text than usual for younger readers) / Children’s Literature / 2001

Children’s Media Award / Parent’s Guide to Children’s Media, Inc. / 2000

Christopher Award (books for young people) / Christophers / 2001

Georgia Children’s Picture Storybook Award (nominee) / University of Georgia / 2005-2006

Great Lakes’ Great Books Award (nominee, grades 4-5) / Michigan Reading Association / 2003

Jane Addams Peace Prize (Honor Book) / Jane Addams Peace Association / 2001

Land of Enchantment Book Awards (Children’s Master List) / New Mexico Library Association, New Mexico Council of IRA / 2003-2004

Living the Dream Children’s Book Award (nominee) / Manhattan Country School / 2002

Notable Books for a Global Society / International Reading Association / 2001

Notable Children’s Books of Jewish Content: the Best of the Bunch (older readers) / Association of Jewish Libraries / 2000

Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People (Selector’s Choice) / NCSS/CBC / 2001

Parents’ Choice Gold Award / Parents’ Choice Foundation / 2000

Prairie Pasque Children’s Book Award (nominee) / South Dakota Library Association, South Dakota Reading Council, South Dakota State Library, South Dakota Elementary School Principals / 2002-2003

Read Alouds too Good to Miss (ageless) / AIME / 2001

Storytelling World Resource Awards (winner, Stories for Adolescent Listeners) / Storytelling World magazine / 2001

Teachers’ Choices (intermediate) / IRA / 2001

Texas Bluebonnet Award (Master List) / Texas Library Association / 2002-2003

Wow! Award / National Literacy Association / 2001

The Library Dragon

Buckaroo Book Award (2nd Runner Up) / Wyoming Library Association, Wyoming State Reading Council / 1999

Children’s Book Award (nominee) / Florida Reading Association / 1997-1998

Colorado Children’s Book Award (nominee) / Colorado Council of the International Reading Association / 1997

Flicker Tale Children’s Book Award (picture book) / North Dakota Library Association / 1997

Georgia Top 25 Reading List / Georgia Center for the Book / 2002

Pennsylvania Young Reader’s Choice Award (Nominee) / Pennsylvania School Librarians Association / 1999-2000

Read Alouds too Good to Miss (ageless) / AIME / 1998

Volunteer State Book Awards (master list, K-3) / Tennessee Association of School Librarians / 1997-1998

Young Hoosier Book Award (nominee, grades K-3) / Association for Indiana Media Educators / 1999-2000

The Last Dance

Best Books for Young Teen Readers / R.R. Bowker / 1999

Not Just for Children Anymore! / Children’s Book Council / 1999

Growing Up Cuban in Decatur, GA Audio

Parents’ Choice Gold Award / Parents’ Choice / 1996

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