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Bravos, Awards, and Hoorays

Whenever my books are honored, I feel like jumping up and down and doing a happy dance. Hooray! And on those days when a manuscript is misbehaving badly, they're a nice reminder that manuscripts can be tamed—and even win an award!

Arlo Draws an Octopus (Abrams)

Amazon Editors' Pick Best Books Ages 6-8, 2021

Cybils Awards Fiction Picture Book Finalist 2021

Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy  (CLEL) Award Nominee 2022


Away with Words, the Daring True Story of Explorer Isabella Bird (Peachtree)

Parent's Choice Recommended Award Winner 2019

Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People /NCSS/CBC/2020

Chicken Lily (Henry Holt)

South Carolina Association of School Librarians (SCASL)

2018-2019 South Carolina Picture Book Award Nominee

Cindy Moo (HarperCollins)

2013 2x2 Reading List, Texas Library Association

One of HarperCollins 11 Essential Books for Newborns

Scholastic Book Club Selection

Come See the Earth Turn, The Story of Leon Foucault (Random House)

Winner of 2011 NSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Book for K-12

Smithsonian's Notable Book for Children 2010

Cowpoke Clyde and Dirty Dawg (Houghton Mifflin)

New York Times Bookshelf: The Wild West

Winner of 2013 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Best Book Award

One of Bank Street College's Best Books for 2014

One of Amazon's Best Picture Books of 2013

2016 Charlotte Award Nominee

New Hampshire Ladybug Picture Book Award Nominee

Treasure State Award Nominee

Cowpoke Clyde Rides the Range (Houghton Mifflin)

Rhyme Revolution's Best Rhyming Picture Book of 2016

Bill Martin Jr Picture Book Award Nominee 2018

Grand Canyon Reader Award Nominee 2018

If Wendell Had a Walrus (Henry Holt)

ILF (Indiana Library Federation) Young Hoosier Award Book, 2018

In the Trees, Honey Bees! (Sourcebooks/Random House)

2012 California Readers Collection Winner

2010-2011 FL Reading Association's Children Book Awards Nominee

2010 Skipping Stones Honor Award Winner

2010 NSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Book K-12 Winner

2009 Silver Moonbeam Children's Books Awards Winner

2009 IWLA Book of the Year Award Recipient

2009 Disney's iParenting Media Awards for Outstanding Product

Gold Mom's Choice Award Winner

Nonsense! The Curious Story of Edward Gorey (HarperCollins)

Amazon Best Books of the Month: Nonfiction for Kids, 2020

Amazon, Editors' Pick, Best Nonfiction for Kids, 2020

One of New York Public Library's Best Books for Kids 2020

AML Picture Book Award 2020

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