Selected Works
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Picture Books
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Lee & Low,March 2007
Farrar, Straus & Giroux, October 2005
Lee & Low, 2004.
Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2004.
Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2000.
HarperCollins, 2001.

AWARDS

FIRST COME THE ZEBRA


-2010 Bank Street Best Children's Books of the Year
-2010 Skipping Stones Honor Award
-2010-2011 Delaware Diamonds List
-2010 Spirit of Paper Tigers Project
-2010 Horace Mann Upstanders Book Award. Honor Book
-2010 Storytelling World Resource Award
-2009 Smithsonian Notable Books for Children

OWNEY THE MAIL POUCH POOCH
FSG 2008


-2009 Bank Street Best Children's Books of the Year List 100th Anniversary Edition
-Rutgers Project on Economics and Children book of the month
-2009-2010 California Young Reader Medal Nominee
-2009 Keystone to reading book Award Master List
-2009-2010 Pennsylvania Young Readers Choice Award Master List

HIROMI'S HANDS
LEE & LOW 2007


2012 Paper Tigers 10th Anniversary top 10 Multicultural Children’s Books about Food
-2009 March Book of the Month Rutgers University Project on Economics and Children
-2008 Honor Children’s Book Asian/​Pacific American Award for Literature
-2008 Kiriyama Prize Notable Children's Books
-2008 Bank Street Best Children's Books
- 2008-2009 Amelia Bloomer Project Feminist Task Force of the Social Responsibilities Round Table of the ALA
-2008-2009Maine Chickadee Award list
Cleveland Public Library Best Books for Children 2007
Noteworthy biographies 2007 San Francisco Chronicle
Best Books 2007 Miami Herald
Starred review School Library Journal
Starred review Kirkus Reviews

ASK ALBERT EINSTEIN
Farrar Straus and Giroux 2005


Natural History Magazine Best Books of 2005
Parents Choice Recommended Award Winner 2005

KNOCKIN’ ON WOOD
Lee and Low 2004


Starred review School Library Journal
Wilde best picture books 2004 list
Notable Social Studies Trade Books 2005
2005-2006 Utah Beehive Picture Book Award masterlist
2005 Paterson Prize for Books for Young People
2005-2006 Black Eyed Susan Picture Book Award Masterlist
2005-2006 Florida Reading Association’s Children’s Book Award Masterlist

THE RELUCTANT FLOWER GIRL HarperCollins 2001


Starred review Publisher’s Weekly
Children’s Literature Choice List 2002
Oppenheim Gold Award
Abilene I.S.D.Mockingbird list 2002-2003

RADIO RESCUE
Farrar Straus and Giroux 2000


Oppenheim Gold Award
American Booksellers”Pick of the Lists”2000
NYC Public Library 100 Titles to read and share
Smithsonian Institute Notable Books 2000
School Library Journal Best Books 2000
ALA Notable Books 2001
Children’s Literature Choice List 2001
Bank Street Books Best Children’s Books of the Year
2001 Society of School Librarians International (SSLI) Honor Book
2002-2003 Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List
2002-2003 Oklahoma Library Association’s Sequoia Children’s Book Award Nomination
Nomination for Children’s Crown Award (National Christian School Association grades3-5)
Nomination for Gate City Book Award. Nashua New Hampshire
2003 Rhode Island Children’s Book Award Master List
Bank Street Books to Read Aloud with Children of all Ages 2003
Austin Young Engineer’s Award 2003-2004

A WINTER WALK
Ticknor and Fields 1991


Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children 1993