Awards and Honors
* NY Library Association Book of the Season, winter 2006
* Alabama Emphasis on Reading Award list 2007-8
* Arizona Grand Canyon Award list 2008
* Georgia Children's Storybook Award list 2007
* NY Charlotte Award list 2007-8
* NY State Reading Association Charlotte Award list 2006
* Society of School Librarians International Honor Book 2005
* Storytelling World Award Honor Book 2005
* an NSW Premier Reading Challenge Book in Australia
* New Mexico Land of Enchantment Award list 2010-11
*
Delaware Diamonds Award list 2007-8
*
Storytelling World Award Honor Book 2006
*
Stop Bullying Now! Recommended Resource
* Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award list 2005-6
* an NSW Premier Reading Challenge Book in Australia
* Society of School Librarians International Honor Book 2004
* an NSW Premier Reading Challenge Book in Australia
* South Dakota Prairie Bud Award list 2006-7
* Society of School Librarians International Honor Book 2005
* ADL Recommended Multicultural and Anti-Bias book
* Children's Literature Recommended Book for Grandparents' Day September '06
* Storytelling World Award WINNER 2008
* Arizona Grand Canyon Reader Award list 2009-10
* Indiana Young Hoosier Book Award list 2009-2010
* North Texas Book Festival Book Award WINNER 2008
* Writers' League of Texas Teddy Children's Book Award WINNER 2007
* Mom's Choice Award Gold Recipient: Bedtime Stories, 2010
* Alabama Camellia Children's Choice Award list 2009-10
* South Dakota Prairie Bud Award list 2010-11
* an NSW Premier Reading Challenge Book in Australia
* Bank Street Best Books for Children 2011
* Smithsonian Notable Books for Children 2010
* Storytelling World Award Honor Book 2011
* Cat Writers' Association Muse Medallion WINNER
* World's Best Litter-ary Award WINNER
* Wanda Gág Best Read Aloud Book Award 2011 Honor Book
* Delaware Diamond Award list 2011-12
* Illinois Monarch K-3 Readers' Choice Award list 2012-13
* Nebraska Golden Sower Award list 2012-13
* NY State Charlotte Award list 2011-12
* Society of School Librarians International Honor Book 2010
* 1st grade Read-Aloud Choice, 25th Annual Read-Aloud Day, Bridgeport, CT
* an NSW Premier Reading Challenge Book in Australia
* Florida Reading Association Children's Choice Book Award Honor Book 2011-12
* Library of VA's Whitney & Scott Cardozo Award for Children's Literature
* Indie Next Kids' Pick, summer 2011
* 2011 ABC Best of Books Catalog pick
* Georgia Children's Book Award
WINNER 2012-13
*
Mississippi Magnolia Children's Choice Award list 2012-13
* Kansas Bill Martin, Jr. Picture Book Award list 2013-14
*
Nebraska Golden Sower Award list 2013-14
* an NSW Premier Reading Challenge Book in Australia
* 2011 ABC Best of Books Catalog pick
*
Delaware Diamonds Award list 2012-13
* Society of School Librarians International Honor Book Award 2011
* South Dakota Prairie Bud Children's Book Award list 2012-13
* an NSW Premier Reading Challenge Book in Australia
* Alabama Camellia Award WINNER 2010-11
*
Arizona Grand Canyon Reader Award WINNER 2011
*
California Young Readers Medal WINNER 2011-12
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Georgia Picture Storybook Award WINNER 2011-12
*
Nebraska Golden Sower Award 2011-12 2nd place winner!
* Nevada Young Reader Award WINNER 2011-12
* Mississippi Magnolia Children's Choice Award list 2012-13
*
South Dakota Prairie Bud Award 2011-12 3rd place winner!
* Virginia Reader's Choice Award Primary WINNER 2012-13
*
Washington Children's Choice Book Award  2010-2011 2nd place winner!
* Wyoming Buckaroo Award  2011-12 2nd runner-up!
* Iowa Regional Goldfinch Award WINNER 2009-10
*
Storytelling World Award Honor Book 2010
* Indie Next Kids' Pick, summer 2009
*
Included on the California Department of Education Recommended Literature List
* an NSW Premier Reading Challenge Book in Australia
* 2012 Gelett Burgess Award, Multi-generational
* Included on the California Department of Education Recommended Literature List
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* Alabama Camellia Children's Choice Book Award list 2013-14
* Kansas Bill Martin, Jr. Picture Book Award list 2013-14
* Nebraska Golden Sower Award list 2014-2015
* North Carolina Lit & Hist Awards, American Association of University Women
Award for
Juvenile Literature Nominee, 2013
* South Dakota Prairie Bud list, 2014-15
* Washington Children's Choice Picture Book Award list 2013-14
* Finalist for the SCWBI  Crystal Kite Award, Southeast Division 2013 (covering FL,
GA,SC, NC, AL, MS)
* About.com Reader's Choice Awards Runner-Up for Favorite Children's Book
Featuring Grandparents
2013
* Indiana Young Hoosier Book Award Summer Reading List 2013
* Storytelling World Award Honor Book 2013
* 2012
ABC Best of Books Catalog pick
* South Dakota Prairie Bud list, 2014-15
* a Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year 2008 - starred for
Outstanding Merit
* Christopher Award Winner, Books for Young People, 2014
* an
Indie Next Top Ten Kids' Great Read, Summer 2013, chosen by independent
booksellers
*
New Hampshire Ladybug Award list, 2014

* 2013 ABC Best Books for Children Catalog
* Recommended and included in the Elmer's World of Glue Free Teaching Guide