Awards & Honors


 
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Winner of the National Book Award for Young People's Literature


 

For Body of Work

 
  • Saint Katharine Drexel Award 2013, Catholic Library Association

 


The Water Seeker

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  • 2011 YALSA BEST FICTION for Young Adults

  • New York Public Library Best 100 Books for 2010

  • 2010 Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Books

  • Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People 2011


Piper Reed Party Planner

(Formerly Piper Reed Gets A Job)

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  • Book of the Month Selection by the Rutgers University Project on Economics and Children


Piper Reed Clubhouse Queen

(Formerly Piper Reed The Great Gypsy)

  • 2009 Kansas Reading Circle List


Piper Reed Navy Brat

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  • 2010/2011 Sunshine State Young Reader Award Nominee

  • A Book Sense Autumn 2007 Children's Picks List

  • A Family Circle Book of the Month Selection

  • New Mexico's 2008/2009 Land of Enchantment Children's Book Award Nominee

  • 2007 Cleveland Public Library Celebrate with Books for Children and Teens List

  • A Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List Selection

  • South Dakota's 2009-2010 Prairie Pasque Children's Master List

  • Oregon's Battle of the Books 2009-2010 Selection

  • Oregon's 2010 Beverly Cleary Children's Choice Award Nominee

  • Minnesota's Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award Nominee


Skinny Brown Dog

  • A Book Sense Autumn 2007 Children's Picks List

  • Nominee for the E.B. WHITE READ ALOUD AWARD

  • Oppenheim Gold Toy Award Winne


Part of Me

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  • Texas State Reading Association's Golden Spur Honor

  • Winner of The Literary Merit Award given by the Louisiana Library Association

  • An ABC Best Books for Children selection

  • A Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance Book Award Nominee

  • A Cooperative Children's Book Center Choices Selection

  • A Parenting Magazine Pick

  • A 2007 Kansas State Reading Circle Recommendation

  • Arkansas's Charlie May Simon Children's Book Award Nominee


Waiting for Gregory

  • 2006 Cybil Award Finalist


Keeper of the Night

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  • A School Library Journal's "Best Books of the Year" selection

  • A "Kirkus Reviews 2003 Editor's Choice" selection

  • An ALA "Best Books for Young Adults"

  • An ALA "Notable Book"

  • Amazon's #1 Favorite for Teens, 2003

  • A Parent's Choice Gold Award Winner

  • Bank Street College's "Best Children's Books of the Year" Selection

  • Notable Book for a Global Society

  • Volunteer State Book Award Nominee

  • New York Public Library's Books for the Teen Age Selection

  • Sunshine State Young Reader's Award Nominee

  • A Capital Choices Book

  • Michigan Reading Association Great Lakes Book Award Nominee

  • A Book Sense 76 Selection


Dancing in Cadillac Light

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  • Finalist for Illinois's Rebecca Caudill Reader's Book Award

  • Finalist for Vermont's Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award

  • Kansas' William Allen White Award Nominee

  • Missouri's Mark Twain Award Nominee

  • West Virginia Children's Book Award Nominee

  • Indiana's Young Hoosier Book Award Nominee

  • Garden State Teen Book Award Nominee

  • Iowa Teen Book Award Nominee

  • Arkansas’s Charlie May Simon Children’s Book Award Nominee

  • Virginia Young Reader’s Book Award Nominee

  • A School Library Journal Best Books of 2001 Selection


When Zachary Beaver Came to Town

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  • Winner of the National Book Award for Young People's Literature

  • One of ALA's Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults

  • An ALA Notable Book

  • Horn Book Fanfare

  • A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year

  • An American Bookseller "Pick of the List"

  • Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List

  • Finalist for Illinois Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award

  • Finalist for the Kansas Heartland Award for Excellence in YA Literature

  • Pennsylvania Young Readers Choice Awards Master List

  • New Mexico Land of Enchantment Book Award YA Master List

  • Tennessee Volunteer State Award Master List

  • Winner of the 2002 Michigan Reader's Choice Award

  • Finalist for the Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award

  • Arizona Young Reader Selection Nominee

  • Iowa Teen Book Award Nominee

  • Connecticut’s Nutmeg Award Nominee

  • Georgia Children’s Book Award Nominee

  • Maine Student Book Award Nominee

  • Maryland’s Black-eyed Susan Award Nominee

  • Vermont’s Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award Nominee


Mister and Me

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  • Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List

  • Louisiana Young Reader's Choice Master List

  • New York Library's Top 100 Books for Reading and Sharing

  • Cuyahoga County Public Library's Children's Books to Read and Own

  • Junior Library Guild Selection

  • Young Hoosier Book Award Nominee

  • Sunshine State Young Reader Award Nominee

  • Maryland’s Black-eyed Susan Award Nominee


My Louisiana Sky

  • Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor for Fiction

  • One of ALA's Best Ten Books For Young Adults

  • An ALA Notable Book for Children

  • Bank Street College's Josette Frank Award

  • The Louisiana Literary Award

  • A Booklist Editor's Choice

  • One of Booklist's Top Ten First Novels of the Year

  • A Texas Lone Star Book

  • A Parenting Magazine Best Book of the Year

  • San Francisco Chronicle's Best Books Roundup for the Year

  • Junior Library Guild Selection

  • A VOYA Outstanding Title of the Year

  • A Book Links "Book for Lasting Connections"

  • Oklahoma's Sequoyah Young Adult Master List

  • Vermont's Dorthy Canfield Fisher Book Award Master List

  • Finalist for the Kansas Heartland Award for Excellence in YA Literature

  • Finalist for the Illinois Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award

  • Finalist for William Allen White Children's Book Award (Kansas)

  • Finalist for Georgia Book Award

  • New Mexico Land of Enchantment Book Award YA Master Reading List

  • Wyoming Indian Paintbrush Book Award Master List

  • Sunshine State Young Reader Award Nominee

  • Iowa Teen Book Award Nominee

  • Connecticut’s Nutmeg Award Nominee

  • Maine Student Book Award Nominee

  • Rhode Island Children’s Book Award

  • Utah’s Beehive Young Adult Book Award