Lantern art by Victoria Tentler-Krylov

Lantern art by Victoria Tentler-Krylov

 

14 Fibs of Gregory K., The • Greg Pincus

Children’s Book Committee, Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Book
Rhode Island Children’s Book Award Nomination


Above • Leah Bobet

A Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Book of 2012
Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association Aurora Award


Absolutely, Positively Not • David LaRochelle

Sid Fleischman Humor Award 2006
Named a Booklist Top Ten Novel by a New Author
CCBC Choice
Booklist Editor's Choice
ALA Best Book for Young Adults


Adventures of Marco Polo, The • Russell Freedman • Bagram Ibatoulline

School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
Book Links Lasting Connections for 2006
Kirkus Best Book of 2006
Society of Illustrators Original Art Show
New York Public Library "100 Best Books for Reading and Sharing"
2006 Parents' Choice Silver Honor
Booklist Editors' Choices
Junior Library Guild Selection
2006 Golden Kite Award


Agent A to Agent Z • Andy Rash

Parent's Choice Silver Honor
Amazon Editor's Choice 2004
2006 Washington Children's Picture Books Award Nominee
Brown County Book Award (Indiana)


Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp • Philip PullmanSophy Williams

Chosen one of The Guardian's favorites of the year


Almost AutumnMarianne KaurinRosie Hedger

Sydney Taylor Award Honor Book


Alvie Eats Soup • Ross Collins

Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Medal


Amber House • Tucker Reed Larkin Reed Kelly Moore

2014 Tayshas High School Reading List
IRA Teachers’ Choices


Arrival, The • Shaun Tan

New South Wales Premier's Literary Award
2006 Cybils Award
Bologna Ragazzi Award, Special Mention
Spectrum Award
Junior Library Guild Selection
World Fantasy Artist of the Year
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2007
A New York Times Best Illustrated Book of 2007
Amazon.com's Best Teen Book of 2007
2007 Parents' Choice Gold Award
A Book Sense Winter 2007-2008 Top Ten Children's Pick
A New York Public Library Best Book for Reading and Sharing
A New York Times Notable Children's Book of 2007
Rocky Mountain News, A Top Ten Book of the Year
The Columbus Dispatch, A Best Book of 2007
Booklist Editors' Choice 2007
A School Library Journal Best Book of 2007
A Washington Post Best Book for Young People for 2007
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books Blue Ribbon for Fiction
ALA Notable Children's Book, 2008
ALA Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults, 2008
ALA Top Ten Great Graphic Novels for Teens, 2008
Horn Book Fanfare Book 2007
Metropolitan Home Magazine's Design 100, 2008
An IRA Notable Book for a Global Society, 2008
2008 Locus Award, Best Art Book
2008 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, special citation for excellence in graphic storytelling
CCBC Choices 2008
Nominated for an International Horror Guild Award, Illustrated Narrative
New York Public Library's 100 Best Children's Books from the Last 100 Years


At the Crossing-Places • Kevin Crossley-Holland

Smithsonian Magazine Notable Books for Children
Booklist Top 10 Fantasy Novels for Youth
Washington Post Top 10 Kids' Books of 2002
#5 Pick on Book Sense 76 Teen Readers List


Baby Food • Saxton Freymann

Child Magazine Best Children's Book of 2003
Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Medal
Society of Illustrators Original Art Show


Beautiful Warrior. The Legend of the Nun's Kung Fu
Emily Arnold McCully

Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books Blue Ribbon Award
ALA Notable Children's Book
School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing
Nominated for the 2000-2001 North Carolina Children's Book Award


Behold The Trees  Sue Alexander • Leonid Gore

Chosen for the Original Art Show at the Society of Illustrators
Association of Jewish Libraries Notable Children's Book of Jewish Content
Children's Book Sense 76 selection, Summer 2001
Children's Literature Council of Southern California Award for Distinguished Literary Quality
2005 California Collection


Best Friend Battle, The (Sylvie Scruggs series) Lindsay EyreCharles Santoso

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


Beware the Storybook Wolves • Lauren Child

Shortlisted for the Smarties Prize


Bird King, The: An Artist's Notebook • Shaun Tan

USBBY Outstanding International Book
2014 Cooperative Children's Book Center Choices
Capitol Choices Noteworthy Titles for Children and Teens
Children’s Book Committee, Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Books


Birdwing • Rafe Martin

Washington Post 2005 Best Kid's Book
Book Sense Winter Pick
Selected to New York Public Library's List of Books for the Teen Age 2006
Chicago Public Library "Best of the Best"


Blister • Susan Shreve

ALA Notable Book for Middle Readers
Publishers Weekly Best Children's Books of 2001
A Children's Book Sense 76 selection, Winter 2001-2002


Blue Mountain Trouble • Martin Mordecai

Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Books of 2009
USBBY Outstanding International Book, 2010


Bobby vs. Girls (Accidentally) • Lisa Yee • Dan Santat

New York Public Library's One Hundred Titles for Reading and Sharing, 2009


Book of Everything, The • Guus Kuijer

Golden Owl (the Flemish equivalent of the Newbery)
Golden Pencil (the Dutch equivalent of the Newbery)
Book Sense 2006 Summer Pick
The Washington Post's 10 Best Books for Children


Book of Time II: The Gate of Days • Guillaume Prévost

Indie Bound Kids' Next List


Book! Book! Book! • Deborah Bruss • Tiphanie Beeke

#11 on the Children's BookSense 76
Original Art Show at the Society of Illustrators
Nominated for the South Carolina Picture Book award


Boy on Cinnamon Street, The • Phoebe Stone

Kansas State Reading Circle
Booklist Editors’ Choice
Vermont Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children’s Book Award
Pennsylvania Keystone to Reading Book Award


Case for Loving, The  Selina Alko • Sean Qualls

Society of Illustrators Original Art Show 2015 selection
NAIBA Carla Cohen Free Speech Award 2015
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2015
A Book Links 2015 Lasting Connection
A New York Public Library Notable Book for Reading and Sharing
ILA-CBC Children’s Choices List
Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Books of the Year
California Eureka! Nonfiction Children’s Book Award Honor
Book Links Lasting Connections
NAPPA Silver Award Winner


Cinderelephant • Emma Dodd

An Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Best Book of the Year, Gold Seal
IRA-CBC Children’s Choices List


Cleo Edison Oliver, Playground MillionaireSundee Frazier

Children’s Book Council — Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People
Seattle Global Reading Challenge Master List


Cleopatra's Moon • Vicky Alvear Shecter

2012 SCBWI Crystal Kite Award (Southeast)
Children’s Book Committee, Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Book
KNEA Kansas Reading Circle List


Clockwork: Or All Wound Up • Philip Pullman • Leonid Gore

School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
Booklist Top Ten Fantasy Novels for Youth, 1998-99
ALA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers
New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing
IRA Children's Choice for 1999
First Place for Manufacturing and Design Excellence, Bookbinder's Guild of New York
Highly commended for the Carnegie Medal
Shortlisted for the Whitbread Children's Award
Shortlisted for the Smarties Prize


Confucius: The Golden Rule • Russell Freedman • Frédéric Clément

ALA Notable Book
Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2002
School Library Journal Best Book of 2002
New York Public Library 100 Best Books for Reading & Sharing
New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age
Washington Post Top 10 Kids' Books of 2002
Parent's Choice Recommended Award
Orbis Pictus Honor Book 2003 for outstanding nonfiction for children
NCTE Notable Children's Book in the Language Arts
IRA Notable Book for a Global Society
NCSS•CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People


Corner of White, A (The Colors of Madeleine, Book 1) • Jaclyn Moriarty

Boston Globe - Horn Book Honor
A Kirkus Best Book of the Year
A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
A Horn Book Fanfare Book
A Los Angeles Public Library Best Teen Book of 2013
New South Wales Premier Literary Award Ethel Turner Prize
NPR.com Best of 2013 ‘Book Concierge’
Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy
Children’s Book Committee, Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Books


Crossing to Paradise • Kevin Crossley-Holland

Smithsonian 2008 Notable Children's Book
USBBY Outstanding International Book 2009


Curse Dark as Gold, A • Elizabeth C. Bunce

Smithsonian 2008 Notable Children's Book
ALA Best Book for Young Adults, 2009
William C. Morris YA Debut Award, 2009
CCBC Blue Ribbon
A 2009 Kansas Notable Book
2016 YALSA Popular Paperbacks List



Deep Down Popular • Phoebe Stone

A Summer 2008 Book Sense Children's Pick
Booklist Top Ten Youth Romances


Devine Intervention • Martha Brockenbrough

A Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Book of 2012
Kansas State Reading Circle
Children’s Book Committee, Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Bank


Disappeared Francisco X. Stork

Walter Award Honor Book
YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults


Divided We Fall • Trent Reedy

2015 International Literacy Association Young Adults Choices Reading List
Arkansas Teen Book Award Master List
Lincoln Award: Illinois Teen Readers’ Choice Master List


Divine Wind: A Love Story, The  Garry Disher

New South Wales Premier's Literary Award
Praised as one of the best books of 1999 by the Times London
New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age 2003


Dizzy • Jonah Winter • Sean Qualls

Society of Illustrators Original Art Show
Kirkus Best Book of 2006
School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
Booklist Editors' Choices
Horn Book Magazine Fanfare Book
Chicago Public Library's list of "Children's Books for Year-Round Gift Giving"
BCCB Blue Ribbon Book
Child Magazine Best Book
CBC Choices 2007


Dog Food  • Saxton Freymann

New York Times Best Illustrated Book 2002
Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Medal


Dogs of Winter, The • Bobbie Pyron

A Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Book of 2012
Kansas State Reading Circle, Top Selection
ABC Best Books for Children
Children’s Book Committee, Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Books
New York State Reading Association Charlotte Award
Vermont Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children’s Book Award
Pennsylvania Keystone to Reading Book Award
William Allen White Children’s Book Award


Ella Sets the Stage • Carmela D'Amico • Steven Henry

2006 National Parenting Publications Gold Award
Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal


Ella Takes the Cake  Carmela D'Amico • Steven Henry

Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal


Ella The Elegant Elephant • Carmela D'Amico • Steven Henry

Washington State Book Award
Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal
Child Magazine Best Book of the Year
Society of Illustrators Original Art Show Collection
2005 Pacific Northwest Bookseller's Association Book Award
Book Sense 2004 Autumn Pick
Junior Literary Guild Selection


Encyclopedia of Me, The • Karen Rivers

YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2013
Kansas State Reading Circle
NAPPA Honor
Children’s Book Committee, Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Books
NCTE Notable Children’s Books in Language Arts


End, The • David LaRochelle • Richard Egielski

A New York Public Library Best Book for Reading and Sharing
A Parenting Mom-Tested Book of the Year
The Columbus Dispatch, A Best Book of 2007
Book Links Lasting Connections 2007


Fast Food • Saxton Freymann

Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award
Society of Illustrators Original Art Show Selections
New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing
Grand Canyon Reader Award Nominee
CBC Choices 2007


Favorite Daughter, The • Allen Say

2013 NAPPA Silver Award
Association of Children’s Librarians of Northern California Reading List
Oregon Book Awards
Capitol Choices Noteworthy Titles for Children and Teens
CBC/NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People
Arkansas Diamond Book Award Master List


Fighting Ruben Wolfe • Markus Zusak

An ALA Best Book for Young Adults
A CCBC Choice
Winner of the CCBE Straw Poll for the Printz Award
Honor Book, Australia Book of the Year for Older Readers
New South Wales Premier's Award


Finding Ruby Starling • Karen Rivers

2015 Children's Choices List


Fire Horse Girl, The • Kay Honeyman

2014 Tayshas High School Reading List
Parents’ Choice Award, Gold Award
CBC/NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People
Children’s Book Committee, Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Book
Keystone to Reading Book Award Nomination
YALSA Popular Paperbacks List


Firework-Maker's Daughter, The • Philip Pullman Susan Saelig Gallegher

Booklist Editors' Choice 1999
Smarties Prize Gold Medal


Food for Thought Saxton Freymann

Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Seal
New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing
CCBC Choice
Pennsylvania Center for the Book: Best Children's Book for Family Literacy 2005


Frida • Jonah Winter • Ana Juan

ALA Notable Book
Américas Award Honor Book
Society of Illustrators' Original Art Show selection
Parenting Magazine Best Book of 2002
2002 Parents' Choice Gold Award (includes both English and Spanish texts)
National Association of Parenting Publications Gold Award


Game of Love and Death, The Martha Brockenbrough

An Amazon Best Book of the Month, Teen & YA
An Amazon Best Book of 2015
A Booklist Top Ten Arts Book for Youth
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2015
A Kirkus Best Teen Book of 2015
A Booklist Editors' Choice 2015
Parents’ Choice Awards, Gold Award Winner
Washington State Scandiuzzi Children’s Book Award
YALSA Teens Top Ten Title
Garden State Teen Book Award Master List


Geeks, Girls, and Secret Identities  Mike Jung • Mike Maihack

Kansas State Reading Circle
NAPPA Gold Award
Parents’ Choice Award, Silver Honor


Getting the Girl Markus Zusak

Queensland Premier's Literary Award for Young Adult Fiction
Shortlisted for the Victoria Premier's Award


Giggler Treatment, The • Roddy Doyle • Brian Ajhar

A Los Angeles Times Best Book
Nominated for the Book Sense Children's Book of the Year
Children's BookSense 76 selection


Girls of No Return, The • Erin Saldin

2012 Montana Book Award Honor
Kansas State Reading Circle
Spring 2012 Kid’s Indie Next List


Gold Medal Summer • Donna Freitas

Kansas State Reading Circle
Missouri State Teachers Association Reading Circle


Gold Medal Winter • Donna Freitas

2015 Children's Choices List


Gold Star for Zog, A  Julia Donaldson  Axel Scheffler

New York Times Notable Children's Book of 2012


Good-Pie Party, TheLiz Garton ScanlonKady MacDonald Denton

Spring 2014 Kid’s Indie Next List


Grand Old Tree, A • Mary Newell DePalma

IRA Children's Choices


Granddaughter Necklace, TheSharon Dennis WyethBagram Ibatouiline

CBC/NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People


Great Greene Heist, The • Varian Johnson

A Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Book of 2014
2015 ALSC Notable Children's Book
A Bank Street College Center for Children's Literature Best Book of the Year
Minnesota Maud Hart Lovelace Master List
NCSS-CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Book
Washington State Reading Association Children’s Book Award Nomination
Lone Star Reading List
Pennsylvania Keystone to Reading
Spirit of Texas Reading Program


Guild of Geniuses, The • Dan Santat

Society of Illustrators Original Art Show Selections
Los Angeles Society of Illustrators Bronze Medal for Book Illustration
Marion Vannett Ridgeway Memorial Award Honor Book


Half a World Away • Libby Gleeson • Freya Blackwood

Parents' Choice Foundation Silver Honor
Booklist Editors' Choice 2007
CCBC Choices 2008


Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets • J.K. Rowling • Mary GrandPre

ALA Notable Children's Books, 2000
ALA/YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2000
Booklist Editors' Choices, 1999
Booklist Top Ten Fantasy Novels for Youth, 1998-99
CCBC Choices 2000: Fiction for Children
International Reading Association: Children's Choices, 2000
International Reading Association: Young Adult Choices, 2000
Publishers Weekly: Best Books of 1999
School Library Journal: Best Books 1999
CBC Not Just for Children Anymore! List
British Book Awards 1998 Children's Book of the Year (NIBBY)
Shortlisted for the 1998 Guardian Children's Award
Shortlisted for the 1998 Carnegie Award
Nestlé Smarties Book Prize 1998 Gold Medal 9-11 years
Scottish Arts Council Children's Book Award 1999
FCBG Children's Book Award 1998 Overall winner and Longer Novel Category
North East Book Award 1999
North East Scotland Book Award 1998
The Booksellers Association • The Bookseller Author of the Year 1998
Whitaker's Platinum Book Award 2001


Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows • J.K. Rowling • Mary GrandPre

New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2007
A New York Times Notable Children's Book of 2007
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2007
The Kansas City Star, Top 100 Books of 2007
The Columbus Dispatch, A Best Book of 2007
Booklist Editors' Choice 2007
A Los Angeles Times Favorite Children's Book of 2007
A Washington Post Best Book for Young People for 2007
ALA Notable Children's Book, 2008
ALA Best Book for Young Adults, 2008
2008 Colorado Blue Spruce Book Award
CCBC Choices 2008


Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire  J.K. Rowling • Mary GrandPre

ALA Notable Children's Books, 2001
Booklist Editors' Choices, 2000
CCBC Choices 2001: Fiction for Children
Publishers Weekly Best Children's Books 2000
Hugo Award for Best Novel
Smithsonian Notable Children's Book
Voice of Youth Advocates: Best Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror, 2000
CBC Not Just for Children Anymore! List
New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age
Friends of Libraries USA Readers' Choice Award
Scottish Arts Council Book Award 2001
Children's Book Award in 9-11 category 2001
Whitaker's Platinum Book Award 2001
W. H. Smith Children's Book of the Year Award
New York State Children's Choice Award Nominee


Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince  J.K. Rowling • Mary GrandPre

ALA Best Book for Young Adults
New York Times Notable Book
2005 Quill Book of the Year
2005 Quill Children's Chapter • Middle Grade Book of the Year
New York Times Notable Book
Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Seal
CCBC Choice
Publishers' Weekly Cuffie
Booklist Editor's Choice
Chicago Public Library "Best of the Best"
New York State Children's Choice Award Nominee
2006-2007 Indian Paintbrush Book Award Nominee


Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix  J.K. Rowling • Mary GrandPre

ALA Notable Book
ALA Best Books for Young Adults
Booklist Editor's Choice 2003
Booklist Top Ten Fantasy Titles For Youth
Child Best Children's Books of 2003 Awards
Oppenheim Toy Portfolio 2004 Gold Medal
Shortlisted for the WH Smith Books Award (Adult)
New York State Children's Choice Award Nominee
Anthony Award for Best Young Adult Mystery


Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban • J.K. Rowling • Mary GrandPre

ALA Notable Children's Book, 2000
ALA/YALSA Best Book for Young Adults, 2000
Booklist Editors' Choices, 1999
Publishers Weekly Best Book of 1999
Los Angeles Times Best Book of 1999
Bram Stoker Award, Work for Young Readers (Horror)
2000 Hugo Award Nominee: Best Novel
CCBC Choices 2000: Fiction for Children
National Council of Teachers of English: Notable Children's Books in the Language Arts, 2000
Voice of Youth Advocates: Books in the Middle: Outstanding Titles of 1999
New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing
CBC Not Just for Children Anymore! List
Oppenheim Toy Portfolio, Platinum Award
Friends of Libraries USA Readers' Choice Award, 1999 Locus Award
Wisconsin Educational Media Association Golden Archer Award (Intermediate), 2001
Maine Student Book Award
Whitbread Children's Book Prize, 1999
Nestlé Smarties Book Prize 1999 Gold Medal 9-11 years
British Book Awards 1999 Author of the Year
The Booksellers Association • The Bookseller Author of the Year, 2000
1998 FCBG Children's Book Award 1999 • Longer Novel Category
Whitaker's Platinum Book Award 2001
W. H. Smith Children's Book of the Year Award
Nominated for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize
Nominated for the Carnegie Medal
New York State Children's Choice Award Nominee


Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone • J.K. Rowling • Mary GrandPre

ALA/YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 1999
ALA/YALSA Best of the Best 100 (Selected from BBYA 1966-99)
ALA/YALSA Top Ten Books for Teens, 1999 (Ranked #1)
ALA Notable Children's Books, 1999
Book Links Lasting Connections, 1998
Booklist Editors' Choices, 1998
Booklist: Top Ten Fantasy Novels for Youth
CCBC Choices, 1998: Fiction for Children
Publishers Weekly Best Books 1998
School Library Journal: Best Books 1998
School Library Journal: One Hundred Books that Shaped the Century
Parenting magazine: Book of the Year, 1998
Parenting magazine: Reading Magic Books, 1998
Voice of Youth Advocates: Best Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror, 1998
Anne Spencer Lindbergh Prize for Children's Literature
American Booksellers Association Book of the Year (ABBY)
CBC Not Just for Children Anymore! List
International Reading Association: Children's Choices, 1999
International Reading Association: Teacher's Choices, 1999
National Council of Teachers of English: Notable Children's Books in the Language Arts, 1999
New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing
Wisconsin Educational Media Association Golden Archer Award (Middle•Junior High), 2000
Sasquatch Reading Award (Washington), 2000
Great Stone Face Children's Book Award (New Hampshire), 2000
Arizona Young Reader's Award, 2000
Wyoming Indian Paintbrush Book Award, 2000
Nene Award (Hawaii), 2000
Rebecca Caudill Young Reader's Award (Illinois), 2001
Michigan Reading Association Readers' Choice Award, 2001
Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award, 2001
Nominated for the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children's Literature, 1999
Nominated for Children's Book Award (Massachusetts), 2000
Nominated for Children's Book Award (Utah), 2000
Nominated for New York State Charlotte Award, 2000
Nominated for Young Reader's Choice Award (Pacific Northwest Library Association), 2001
Nestlé Smarties Book Prize, Gold Medal 9-11 years, 1997
FCBG Children's Book Award, Overall and Longer Novel Category Winner, 1997
Birmingham Cable Children's Book Award, 1997
Young Telegraph Paperback of the Year, 1998
British Book Awards Children's Book of the Year (NIBBY), 1997
Sheffield Children's Book Award, 1998
Whitaker's Platinum Book Award, 2001
Commended for the 1997 Carnegie Award
Shortlisted for the 1997 Guardian Children's Award
W. H. Smith Book of the Year Award, 1997
New York State Children's Choice Award Nominee
New York Public Library's 100 Best Children's Books from the Last 100 Years


Hector and HummingbirdNicholas John Frith

International Literacy Association Children’s Choices Reading List


Hickory Chair, The • Lisa Rowe Fraustino • Benny Andrews

ALA Notable Children's Book
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books Blue Ribbon Book
NCTE Notable Children's Book in the Language Arts
IRA Young Adults•Teacher's Choice
Openheim Toy Portfolio Gold Medal
Brooklyn Public Library Great Books of 2002
Chicago Public Library Systems Best of the Best


Hidden Like Anne Frank: 14 True Stories of Survival • Peter Henk SteenhuisMarcel Prins

A Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Book of 2014
2015 USBBY Outstanding International Book
A Bank Street College Center for Children's Literature Best Book of the Year, Outstanding Merit
2015 Children's Choices List
NCSS-CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People


Highway Rat, The • Julia Donaldson • Axel Scheffler

A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year


Hive for the Honeybee, A  Soinbhe Lally • Patience Brewster

American Booksellers Pick of the List 1999
New York Book Show Third Place Hardcover Fiction Book
New York Book Show Merit Hardcover Fiction Jacket


How Are You Peeling? • Saxton Freymann

The New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books 1999
CCBC Book of the Week
National Association of Parenting Publications Gold Award 1999
Oppenheim Portfolio Platinum Medal
Northern California Independent Bookseller Association Bestseller List
Parent Paper National Parenting Publication Award 1999
National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis Gradiva Award for Best Children's Book 2000
Publishers Weekly Bestseller List
Not Just for Children Anymore! 2001 list


How to Make a Bird • Martine Murray

USBBY Outstanding International Book, 2011
Children’s Book Committee, Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Books


I Am Princess X Cherie Priest Kali Ciesemier

An Amazon Best Book of the Month, Teen & YA
A New York Public Library Best Book for Teens
2016 YALSA Quick Pick for Young Adult Readers
Northbrook Junior High Book Award
Texas Lone Star Reading List
Westchester Fiction Award
Utah Beehive Master List
Oregon Battle of the Books
Illinois Rebecca Caudill Award Master List
Connecticut Nutmeg Book Award Master List
Florida Teen Reads Master List
Georgia Peach Book Award for Teen Readers Master List
Maryland Black Eyed Susan Book Award Master List
Vermont Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children’s Book Award
Indiana Young Hoosier Award Master List
Nebraska Golden Sower Master List


I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Dreidel Caryn Yacowitz David Slonim

A Bank Street College Center for Children’s Literature Best Book of the Year


I Will Hold You 'Til You SleepLinda ZuckermanJon J Muth

Society of Illustrators Original Art Show
Book Sense Winter 2006-2007 Children's Pick


Ice-Cream Cones for Sale!Elaine Greenstein

Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Medal


If I Ever Get Out of HereEric Gansworth

2014 YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults
2014 American Indian Library Association's Youth Literature Award, Young Adult Honor
2014 Cooperative Children's Book Center Choices
Michigan Great Lakes Great Books Award
CBC/NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People
IRA Notable Books for a Global Society


If You’re Reading ThisTrent Reedy

NCSS-CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People
Washington State Reading Association Children’s Book Award
Pennsylvania Keystone to Reading
South Carolina Children’s Book Award and Junior Book Award


In the Shadow of the ArkAnne Provoost

Children's Book Sense Picks
Long Listed for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award


Innocent Soldier, AnJosef Holub

ALA Best Book for Young Adults
2006 Mildred L. Batchelder Award Winner
Horn Book Magazine Fanfare Book
USBBY Outstanding International Book



Just Behave, Pablo Picasso! Jonah Winter •  Kevin Hawkes

International Latino Book Awards, Best Picture Book (Spanish) 2012
2012 Eureka! Nonfiction Children’s Book Award, Silver Honor
Kansas State Reading Circle
Cooperative Children’s Book Center Choices
Missouri State Teachers Association Reading Cirlce


Just Enough and Not Too Much Kaethe Zemach

Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Medal
Children’s BookSense 76 Selection
Parent’s Guide to Children’s Media


Just How Long Can a Long String Be?! Keith Baker

IndieBound’s Summer 2009 Kid's Indie Next List


King BabyKate Beaton

Kirkus Best Picture Books
NAPPA Award
International Literacy Association Children’s Choices Reading List


King of the Middle March Kevin Crossley-Holland

Horn Fanfare Book 2004
Children's Book Sense Winter 2004•2005 Pick
Walter Mayes List of Best Titles 2004


Last Summer of the Death Warriors, TheFrancisco X. Stork

A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2010
YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults 2011
2011 Nautilus Silver Award
2011 Boston Authors Club Award
2011 Américas Award Commended Title
International Latino Book Award, Best Young Adult Fiction (English) 2012
Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award
Spring 2010 Kid’s Indie Next List
Westchester Fiction Awards
Spur Award, Best Western Juvenile Fiction Finalist
Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award
Texas Lone Star Reading List
Texas Tayshas High School Reading List
Children’s Book Committee, Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Books
Cooperative Children’s Book Center Choices
Massachusetts Book Award Must Read Children’s / Young Adult Literature


Legend of the Wandering King, TheLaura Gallego Garcia

ALA Best Book for Young Adults
CCBC Choice
USBBY Outstanding International Book


Letter Q, The • Edited by Sarah Moon

Summer 2012 Kids’ Indie Next List
ABC Best Books for Children
Children’s Book Committee, Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Book
ALA Rainbow Project List (“Top Ten”)


Liar's Moon Elizabeth C. Bunce

2012 ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults
Kansas Notable Book


Lips TouchLaini Taylor Jim Di Bartolo

National Book Award Finalist, 2009
Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2009
Kids' Indie Next List, Winter '09•'10
NPR.org, Best Young Adult Fiction for 2009
A YALSA Best Book for Young Adults, 2010
YALSA Top Ten Books for Young Adults, 2010
Texas Tayshas High School Reading List
Capitol Choices Noteworthy Titles for Children and Teens


Lost & Found: Three by Shaun TanShaun Tan

A 2012 ALA Notable Children’s Book
Parents’ Choice Gold Award
2012 USBBY Outstanding International Book
Booklist Editors’ Choice
Texas Maverick Graphic Novel List
Capitol Choices Noteworthy Titles for Children and Teens
Cooperative Children’s Book Center Choices
IRA-CBC Children’s Choices List


Love is the Drug Alaya Dawn Johnson

A Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Book of 2014
Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy


Lucky StrikeBobbie Pyron

Texas Horned Toad Tales Master List
Kansas William Allen White Children’s Book Award


Mad at MommyKomako Sakai

A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2010
Parents’ Choice Approved Seal
A Baker’s Dozen: The Best Children’s Books for Family Literacy


Marcelo in the Real World Francisco X. Stork

Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2009
2009 Amazon Top Ten Books for Teens
School Library Journal Best Books for the Year for 2009
New York Times Notable Children’s Book of 2009
NPR.org, Best Young Adult Fiction for 2009
Washington Post Best Kids' Books of the Year
Smithsonian Notable Book of 2009
Booklist Editors’ Choices for 2009
Horn Book Fanfare Book
A YALSA Best Book for Young Adults, 2010
YALSA Top 10 Best Books for Young Adults, 2010
Schneider Family Book Award, 2010
CBC/NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People 2010
2010 IRA Notable Books for a Global Society
Once Upon a World Children’s Book Award
Massachusetts Book Awards Recommended Reading List
Capitol Choices Noteworthy Titles for Children and Teens
Julia Ward Howe and Young Reader Book Award
Americas Award Commended Titles
IRA Notable Books for a Global Society
Texas Tayshas High School Reading List
James Cook Award


Me and Marvin Gardens • Amy Sarig King

Pennsylvania Young Readers’ Choice Award Masterlist


Memory Bank, The Carolyn ComanRob Shepperson

A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2010


Memory of Light, TheFrancisco X. Stork

2016 Parents’ Choice Awards Gold Award
Kirkus Best Book of the Year
Texas Tayshas Reading List
Americas Award Finalist
Latino Literacy Now’s International Latino Book Award Finalist
2017 Westchester Fiction Award Honorable Mention


Millicent Min, Girl Genius Lisa Yee

Sid Fleischman Humor Award 2004
Publishers Weekly Flying Start
CCBC Choice
Bank Street Book of the Year 2004
IRA Children's Choice
2005-2006 Texas Lone Star List Nominee
The Young Hoosier Book Award Nominee
Georgia Book Award Nominee
Garden State Book Awards Nominee
Pennsylvania Young Readers Choice Award Nominee
Nevada Young Readers Award Nominee
Nene Award Nominee (Hawaii)
Insinglass Teen Award Nominee (New Hampshire)
Young Reader's Choice Award Nominee - Pacific Northwest Library Association
South Carolina Junior Book Award Nominee


Moribito II: Guardian of the Darkness Nahoko Uehashi

An ALA Notable Book for Children, 2010
Mildred L. Batchelder Honor for Translation, 2010
USBBY Outstanding International Book, 2010


Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit Nahoko Uehashi

Indie Bound Kids’ Next List, Fall 2008
ALA Notable Children's Book, 2009
Mildred L. Batchelder Award, 2009
USBBY Outstanding International Book 2009


Mouse and His Child, The Russell HobanDavid Small

Society of Illustrators Gold Medal
CBC Choice
Publishers Weekly Book Happiest to See Back in Print Cuffies Award
BookSense 76 Selection


Murder of Bindy Mackenzie, TheJaclyn Moriarty

CBC Choices 2007
Texas Tayshas High School Reading List


My ChairBetsy James Mary Newell DePalma

2004 NYPL 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing
IRA Children's Choice


My Guardian Angel Sylvie Weil

New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing
ALA "Amelia Bloomer Project" Award Winner
Sydney Taylor Honor Book
Prix Sorcieres



Nazi Hunters, TheNeal Bascomb

2014 YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction
Sydney Taylor Book Award, Gold Medal
Parents’ Choice Recommended Seal
2014 Tayshas High School Reading List
2014 Cooperative Children's Book Center Choices
Association of Children’s Librarians of Northern California Reading List
California Reading Association Eureka! Nonfiction Children’s Book Award
Society of Midland Authors Award
Capitol Choices Noteworthy Titles for Children and Teens
CBC/NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People
Kentucky Bluegrass Award Nomination
New York Charlotte Award Nomination
Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award
Washington Evergreen Teen Book Award Nomination


Night Eater, The Ana Juan

Society of Illustrators Original Art Show Selection
Ezra Jack Keats Award


Nobody Rides the Unicorn Adrian Mitchell Stephen Lambert

Recommended and approved by Parents' Choice 2000


Noisy Way to Bed, The Ian WhybrowTiphanie Beeke

School Library Journal 2004 Best Book
Oppenheim Toy Portfolio 2005 Gold Seal


No-Nothings and Their Baby, The Anne MazerRoss Collins

Selected by Nest Literary Classics


Oliver Who Would Not Sleep!Mara BergmanNick Maland

A Nick Jr. Magazine Best Book of 2007


One Lonely Sea HorseSaxton Freymann

IRA Children’s Choice 2001
Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Medal


Openly Straight Bill Konigsberg

SCBWI Sid Fleischman Award for Humor
2014 YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults
2014 Rainbow List
Summer 2013 Kids' Indie Next List
2014 Tayshas High School Reading List
A Los Angeles Public Library Best Teen Book of 2013
Finalist, Lambda Literary Award
2014 Cooperative Children's Book Center Choices
Association of Children’s Librarians of Northern California Reading List
Georgia Peach Book Award
Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award Finalist
Capitol Choices Noteworthy Titles for Children and Teens
CBC/NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People
Children’s Book Committee, Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Book
IRA Notable Books for a Global Society
North Carolina Young Adult Award Nomination


Operation YesSara Lewis Holmes

Michigan Mitten Honor Book


Peaceful HeroesJonah Winter Sean Addy

NAPPA 2009 Honor
Smithsonian Notable Book of 2009
Nautilus Award Silver Winner


Pet Shop Revolution, TheAna Juan

International Latino Book Awards, Best Picture Book (English) 2012, Honorable Mention
Children’s Book Committee, Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Book
Parents’ Choice Award, Silver Honor


Plain KateErin Bow

Winter 2010-2011 Kids' Indie Next List
YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults 2011
Capitol Choices Noteworthy Titles for Children and Teens
Cooperative Children’s Book Center Choices


Playing a Part Daria Wilke

The Rainbow List, 2016


Plum Tony MittonMary GrandPre

Society of Illustrators Original Art Show
Children’s BookSense 76 Selection


Porcupine of Truth, The Bill Konigsberg

PEN Center USA Literary Award
A New York Public Library Best Book for Teens
A Booklist Editors’ Choice 2015
YALSA 2016 Best Fiction for Young Adults
The Rainbow List, 2016
Stonewall Award
CCBC Choices List
Arizona Grand Canyon Reader Award Master List
Vermont Green Mountain Book Award Master List


Princess and the Pony, The Kate Beaton

A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2015
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2015
An Amazon Best Book of the Year
A New York Public Library Notable Book for Reading and Sharing
A Booklist Editors’ Choice 2015
A 2016 ALSC Notable Children’s Book
CBC Children’s Choice Book Award Winner (Illustrator of the Year)
Texas 2x2 Award Master List
Children’s Book Council Children’s and Teen Choice Book Award Finalist
Florida Sunshine State Young Readers’ Master List


Robots are Coming and Other Problems, TheAndy Rash

Bookselling This Week Kids’ Pick of the List 2000


Romeo and Juliet Code, The Phoebe Stone

A Boston Globe Best Book of the Year, 2011


Romeo Blue Phoebe Stone

Parents’ Choice Silver Honor


Rover Saves ChristmasRoddy DoyleBrian Ajhar

Children’s Book Sense 76 recommendation


Rules of Summer Shaun Tan

A Boston Globe/Horn Book Honor Book
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2014
A School Library Journal Best Book of 2014
A Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Book of 2014
Parents’ Choice Silver Award
Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books 2014 Blue Ribbon
2015 USBBY Outstanding International Book
A Bank Street College Center for Children’s Literature Best Book of the Year


Sabotage: The Mission to Destroy Hitler’s Atomic BombNeal Bascomb

2016 Parents’ Choice Awards Silver Award
CCBC Choice


Samir and Yonathan Daniella Carmi

ALA Mildred Batchelder Award for best translated novel
Middle East Outreach Council Award, outstanding book about the Middle East for children and young people
New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age
Not Just for Children Anymore! 2001 list
Notable Book for a Global Society 2001
IBBY Honor List
Children’s Books Mean Business Exhibit
Children’s Literature Top Choices List
Lilith Selection of Books for Young Readers


Savage Fortress, TheSarwat Chadda

A 2013 USBBY Outstanding International Book
Kansas State Reading Circle


Season of Secrets Sally Nicholls

Parents’ Choice Award Silver Honor
2012 USBBY Outstanding International Book
Children’s Book Committee, Bank Street College of Education’s Best Children’s Book


Second is a Hiccup, A: A Child's Book of TimeHazel HutchinsKady MacDonald Denton

Booklist Editors' Choice 2007
CCBC Choices 2008


Secret World of Hildegard, TheJonah WinterJeanette Winter

A New York Public Library Best Book for Reading and Sharing


Seeing Stone, TheKevin Crossley-Holland

ALA Notable Book for Older Readers
Horn Book Fanfare Honor Book
Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist
New York Public Library’s 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing
#3 selection on Children’s BookSense 76
Parents’ Guide Gold Award
Smarties Prize, Bronze Medal, ages 9-11
Shortlisted for the Whitbread Award
Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize
Welsh Books Council children’s fiction prize


ShadowshaperDaniel José Older

Kirkus Prize for Young Readers’ Literature Finalist
International Latino Book Award
New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice
A Booklist Top Ten Arts Book for Youth
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2015
Andre Norton Award Nominee
A BookPage Best Teen Book of 2015
A Kirkus Best Teen Book of 2015
A Booklist Editors’ Choice 2015
YALSA 2016 Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults
A Top Ten 2016 YALSA Quick Pick for Young Adult Readers
CCBC Choices List
Texas Tayshas Reading List
Garden State Teen Book Award Master List
Lincoln Award: Illinois Teen Readers’ Choice Master List


Shark God, TheRafe Martin David Shannon

National Association of Parenting Publications Gold Award


SidekicksDan Santat

A 2012 ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers
2014 Oklahoma Sequoyah Book Award
School Library Journal’s Top 10 Graphic Novels for Kids
New York Public Library 100 Books for Reading and Sharing
Texas Maverick Graphic Novel List
IRA-CBC Children’s Choices List
Children’s Book Committee, Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Book
Rhode Island Children’s Book Award
California Collections (Middle School)
Indiana Young Hoosier Book Award
Maryland Black Eyed-Susan Book Award


Silent Days, Silent DreamsAllen Say

Schneider Family Book Award Winner
ALA Notable Children’s Book
Notable Books for a Global Society Winner


Singer of All Songs: Book 1 in the Chanters of Tremaris Trilogy, TheKate Constable

Booklist Top Ten Fantasy Titles For Youth
Booklist Editor’s Choice
Booklist Top Ten First Novels for Youth
Book Links Lasting Connection
ALA ‘Amelia Bloomer Project’ Award winner
Georgia Peach Award for Teen Readers Nominee


Singing Bones, TheShaun Tan

Kirkus Best Book of the Year
BCCB Blue Ribbons Reading List


Slightly True Story of Cedar B. Hartley, TheMartine Murray

New York Public Library’s 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing
Shortlisted for the Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Award
Shortlisted for the New South Wales Premier’s Literary Award
Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children’s Books
Children’s BookSense 76 Selection


Snow Day, The Komako Sakai

Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2009
New York Public Library’s One Hundred Titles for Reading and Sharing, 2009
New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books, 2009
Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Books of 2009
BCCB Blue Ribbon Book 2009
Smithsonian Notable Book of 2009
Booklist Editors’ Choices for 2009
Capitol Choices Noteworthy Titles for Children’s and Teens
Baker’s Dozen List (Pennsylvania Center for the Book)


So Totally Emily EbersLisa Yee

CCBC Choices 2008


Sorrow's Knot Erin Bow

A Kirkus Best Book of the Year
Winner of the 2014 Monica Hughes Award for Science Fiction and Fantasy


Stanford Wong Flunks Big-Time Lisa Yee

ALA Best Book for Young Adults
CCBC Choice
Chicago Public Library "Best of the Best"
Chinese-American Librarians Association Best Book Award for Youth
California Collections
Virginia Readers Choice Master List
Great Lakes Great Books Honor Book


StarCrossedElizabeth C. Bunce

YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults 2011
Kansas Notable Book
Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award


Stick Man Julia DonaldsonAxel Scheffler

Kids' Indie Next List, Winter '09•'10
CBC/IRA Children's Choices list for 2010


Story of a Seagull and the Cat Who Taught Her to Fly, The Luis Sepúlveda • Chris Sheban

Society of Illustrators Gold Medal
Parenting Media Award Winner
Children’s BookSense 76 Selection


Summer Prince, The Alaya Dawn Johnson

National Book Award Longlist
A Kirkus Best Book of the Year
2014 Rainbow List, Top Ten Title
Spring 2013 Kids’ Indie Next List
A 2013 Tiptree Award Honor Book
2013 Cybils Award, YA Speculative Fiction
Finalist, Lambda Literary Award
A Core Collections Star Title
2014 Indies Choice Honor Book
2014 Cooperative Children's Book Center Choices
NPR.com Best of 2013
Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy
Children’s Book Committee, Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Book
YALSA Popular Paperbacks List


Superworm Julia DonaldsonAxel Scheffler

Parents’ Choice Recommended Seal
Washington State Reading Association Children’s Book Award Nomination


Tabby McTat, the Musical CatJulia DonaldsonAxel Scheffler

Kansas State Reading Circle
Children’s Book Committee, Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Book
Parents’ Choice Award


Tales from Outer SuburbiaShaun Tan

Spring 2009 Kid's Indie Next List
Best Artist, World Fantasy Awards 2009
CBCA Book of the Year, 2009
Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2009
New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books, 2009
BCCB Blue Ribbon Book 2009
Washington Post Best Kids' Books of the Year
Booklist Editors’ Choices for 2009
A YALSA Best Book for Young Adults, 2010
An ALA Notable Book for Children, 2010
USBBY Oustanding International Book, 2010
LA Times Book Prize, Finalist



Taste for Rabbit, A Linda Zuckerman

Junior Library Guild Selection
Oregon Book Award: Leslie Bradshaw Award for Young Adult literature


Third Grade AngelsJerry SpinelliJennifer A. Bell

Autumn 2012 Kids’ Indie Next List
Kansas State Reading Circle
Sakura Book Awards
ABC Best Books for Children
Children’s Book Committee, Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Books
IRA-CBC Children’s Choices List
Missouri State Teachers Association Reading Circle
Beverly Cleary Children’s Choice Award


Timothy and the Strong Pajamas Viviane Schwarz

A Summer 2008 Book Sense Children's Pick
Washington Post's Holiday Guide 2008: Best Kids' Books


To Catch a CheatVarian Johnson

Kid’s Indie Next List
CCBC Choice


Warp SpeedLisa Yee

2012 ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults
Cooperative Children’s Book Center Choices
Children’s Book Committee, Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Book
KNEA Kansas Reading Circle List
Florida Sunshine State Young Reader’s Award


Ways to Live Forever Sally Nicholls

Waterstone's Children's Book Prize, 2008
Glen Dimplex New Writers Award, 2008
New York Public Library Children's Books 2008: 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing
Horn Book Fanfare Book
The Luchs Prize (Germany)
ALA Notable Children's Book, 2009
USBBY Outstanding International Book 2009
A Junior Library Guild Selection
NCTE Notable Children’s Book for Language Arts, 2009
Illinois Rebecca Caudill Young Reader’s Award


Welcome to My Neighborhood! A Barrio ABC Quiara Alegría Hudes Shino Arihara

International Latino Book Awards, Best Picture Book (English) 2012, Honorable Mention
Parents’ Choice Award, Recommended Seal


What's New? The Zoo!: A Zippy History of ZoosKathleen KrullMarcellus Hall

A Bank Street College Center for Children’s Literature Best Book of the Year, Outstanding Merit


When She Was Good Norma Fox Mazer

ALA Best Book for Young Adults
Booklist Editor’s Choice
School Library Journal Best Book
Book Links Lasting Connection
Texas Tayshas Reading List


Why We Took the CarWolfgang Herrndorf

A Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Book of 2014
A Bank Street College Center for Children’s Literature Best Book of the Year
A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice


Wishworks, Inc. Stephanie TolanAmy June Bates

New York Public Library’s One Hundred Titles for Reading and Sharing, 2009


Words in the Dust Trent Reedy

2012 ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults
Parents’ Choice Recommended Seal
2012 Amelia Bloomer Project list
2012 SCBWI Golden Kite Honor, Fiction
A Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People 2012
Christopher Award, 2012
2012 South Asia Book Award Children’s and Young Adult Literature Highly Commended Book
ABC New Voices Project
Society of Midland Authors Award
CBC/NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People
Cooperative Children’s Book Center Choices
Children’s Book Committee, Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Book
KNEA Kansas Reading Circle List
Illinois Rebecca Caudill Young Readers’ Book Award


World Before This One, The Rafe MartinCalvin Nicholls

2004 Story Telling Resource Award


Year of Secret Assignments, The Jaclyn Moriarty

ALA Best Book for Young Adults
Horn Fanfare Book
Booklist Editor’s Choice
Amazon Editor’s Choice
Virginia Young Readers Award Nominee
IRA 2006 Young Adults' Choice


Young Man With CameraEmil Sher

VOYA Magazine Perfect Tens


Zoe Gets Ready Bethanie Deeney Murguia

Kansas State Reading Circle


Zoe's Jungle Bethanie Deeney Murguia

A Bank Street College Center for Children’s Literature Best Book of the Year