Novels:

SPITTING IMAGE.  Clarion, 2003 ISBN# 0-6182-3477-2. Starred review: School Lib. Journal. Listed: VOYA: Top Shelf Fiction for Middle School Readers, 2004. Best Books for Children, supplement to 7th edition. New York Pub. Lib. 100 Books for Reading and Sharing—2003. Borders Books: Original Voices selection, 2003. Listed: 2005, KY Bluegrass Award; 2006, South Carolina Jr. Book Award.

THOMAS AND THE DRAGON QUEEN.  Knopf, 2010. ISBN# 978-0-376-85703-4. Starred review: School Library Journal. Listed: New York Pub. Library’s 100 Books for Reading and Sharing–2010. Listed: School Lib. Journal, Best Books of the Year, 2010. Short-listed: Sunshine State Young Reader’s Award, 2013-2014.

 

 

Picture Books: 

WHO TOOK MY HAIRY TOE? Illus.: Katya Krenina. Whitman, 2001. ISBN# 0-8075-5972-5. Listed: Bank St. College, Best Children’s Books of the Year, 2002. Listed: Black-eyed Susan Award (Md.), 2003-2004.

ALL ON A SLEEPY NIGHT. Illus.: Sylvie Daigneault. F. & W., 2001. ISBN# 0-7737-3315-9. Listed: Canada’s, “Our Choice,” 2002. Listed: Teacher Librarian (2003) notable titles for children and young adults, Assoc. for Library Service to Children and Young Adult Lib. Services Assoc, of ALA.

FOX & FLUFF. Illus.: John Bendall-Brunello. Whitman, 2002. ISBN# 0-8075-2544-8. Award: Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum, 2003. Listed: Bank St. College, Best Children’s Books of the Year, 2003. Listed: 2007, Volunteer State Book Award (Tenn.).

THE HOUSE IN THE MEADOW. Illus.: Paige Billin-Frye. Whitman, 2003. ISBN# 0-8075-3393-9. Listed: 2004, Great Lakes, Great Books Award, Mich. Reading Assoc.

CLICK! Illus.: John Beder. F. & W. 2003. ISBN# 1-5500-5074-5/paper: 1-55005-079-6. Listed: Canada’s juried “Our Choice,” 2003, and (paper) 2005. Listed: 2005, Chocolate Lily Young Readers Award, British Col., Canada.

MY MOUNTAIN SONG. Illus.: Ted Rand. Clarion, 2004. ISBN# 0-618-15970-3. Listed: Bank St. College, Best Children’s Books of the Year, 2005. Listed: Georgia Picture Storybook, 2009.

BRAVEST OF THE BRAVE. Illus.: Tim Bowers. Knopf, 2005. ISBN# 0-375-82637-8. Listed: Chicago Pub. Lib., Best of the Best, 2005. A Children’s Choices winner, 2006. Listed: 2008-2009 Young Hoosier Book Award.

A FAMILY FOR OLD MILL FARM. Illus.: Niki Daly. Clarion, 2007. ISBN# 0-618-42846-1. Listed: Cybil Awards, 2008. Bank St. College, Best Children’s Books of the Year, 2008. Selected: representing KY at the National Bk. Fest., Washington, D.C., 2009.

THUNDER-BOOMER! Illus.: Carol Thompson. Clarion, 2009. ISBN# 978-0-618-61865-1. 4 starred reviews: Kirkus, School Lib. Journal, Horn Book Magazine, and the Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books. Nominated: Cybil Award, 2009. Listed: SLJ, Best Books of the Year, 2009, a Smithsonian Magazine Notable Book, 2009, and an American Library Assoc. Notable Book, 2010.

MINE! Illus.: Patrice Barton. Knopf, 2011. ISBN# 978-0375867118. 4 starred reviews: Kirkus, School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, and the Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books. Listed: School Lib. Journal, Best Books of the Year, 2011. SCBWI Crystal Kite Award winner (OK & TX), 2012.

DOZENS OF COUSINS. Illus.: David Catrow. Clarion, 2013. ISBN# 978-0-618-15874-4. NEW!!