Awards & Recognition

West Coast WildI am extremely grateful for the kind recognition my books have received. Thank you to everyone involved!

West Coast Wild: A Nature Alphabet
• Winner, Information Book Award, Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada
• Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children’s Book Centre
• Featured Book for Vancouver Schools, Vancouver Elementary Principals and Vice Principals Association
• Silver Birch Express Award, shortlist, Ontario Library Association
• Chocolate Lily Award, shortlist

Bear’s Winter Party
• Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children’s Book Centre

Rescuing the Children: The Story of the Kindertransport
• National Jewish Book Awards, Finalist, Children’s and Young Adult Literature, Jewish Book Council
• Information Book Award, Honour Book, Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada
• Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Nonfiction, Finalist
• Lasting Connections of 2012 List, Book Links, American Library Association
• Hackmatack Award, shortlist
• Red Cedar Award, shortlist
• Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children’s Book Centre
• The Year’s Best Books, Resource Links, 2012

Watch Me Grow! A Down-to-Earth Look at Growing Food in the City
• Winner, Green Prize for Sustainable Literature, 2012, Best Community Garden Book for Children, Santa Monica Public Library
• Best Children’s Books of the Year, 2012, Bank Street College of Education, NYC
• Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children’s Book Centre
• Best Books of 2011, Resource Links
• Crystal Kite Award, Finalist, Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators
• Green Earth Book Award, Finalist, Newton Marasco Foundation

Up We Grow! A Year in the Life of a Small Local Farm
• Top Ten Best Environmental Books for Youth, Booklist, American Library Association
• Information Book Award, Finalist, Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada
• Christie Harris Illustrated Book Award, Finalist, BC Book Prizes
• Crystal Kite Award, Finalist, Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators
• Best Book for Children and Teens, Canadian Children’s Book Centre
• The Year’s Best Books, Resource Links, 2010

The Kids Book of Canadian Immigration
• Information Book Award, Honour Book, Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada
• Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize, Finalist, BC Book Prizes
• Honor Book in Social Studies: K-6, Society of School Librarians International
• Our Choice starred selection, Canadian Children’s Book Centre
• Best Books for 2007, Resource Links

Who Lives Here? series
• Best Books for Children and Teens, Canadian Children’s Book Centre
• Best Books for 2008, Resource Links

Lily and the Mixed-up Letters
• Outstanding Book for Young People with Disabilities, IBBY, International Board on Books for Young People
• Best Books for 2007, Resource Links
• Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children’s Book Centre

The Kids Book of Canada’s Railway
• Winner, Information Book Award, Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada
• Our Choice starred selection, Canadian Children’s Book Centre
• Silver Birch Award, shortlist, Ontario Library Association
• Red Cedar Award, shortlist
• Alcuin Society Book Design Award, Honorable Mention

Emma’s Story
• Our Choice selection, Canadian Children’s Book Centre

Kids Can Press Wildlife series
• Parents’ Choice Approval, U.S. Parents’ Choice Foundation for Bears; Whales; Wild Dogs; Wild Cats
• Best Books for Children by Science Books and Films, 1999, for Deer, Moose, Elk and Caribou
• Best Books for Children by Science Books and Films, 1998 for Bears
• “Pick of the Lists” by American Bookseller
• Our Choice selection, Canadian Children’s Book Centre (for all books)

Simple Machines
• Parents’ Choice Approval, U.S. Parents’ Choice Foundation
• Parents’ Guide to Children’s Media Award for Outstanding Activity Book
• Our Choice selection, Canadian Children’s Book Centre