Awards and Praise for Books I’ve Edited: A Sampling

All Rivers Flow to the Sea

by Alison McGhee

ALA (American Library Association) Best Book for Young Adults

Junior Library Guild Selection

Book Sense Children’s Pick Top Ten

1 starred review

 

Andy Shane and the Very Bossy Dolores Starbuckle

by Jennifer Richard Jacobson, illustrated by Abby Carter

Junior Library Guild Selection

2 starred reviews

 

Because of Winn-Dixie

by Kate DiCamillo

Newbery Award Honor Book 2001

Book Sense Book of the Year Award

Parents’ Choice Awards Gold Award

Riverbank Review Children’s Books of Distinction

School Library Journal Best Books of the Year

Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, Bulletin Blue Ribbon

Judy Lopez Memorial Awards for Children’s Literature

New York Public Library Children’s Books: 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing

New York Times Book Review Notable Books of the Year

Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year

SEBA (Southeast Booksellers Association) Best Books of the Year

Smithsonian’s Notable Books for Children

ALA (American Library Association) Notable Children’s Books

Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children’s Book Award

Publishers Weekly Best Children’s Books of the Year

Nutmeg Award (Connecticut)

Washington State Book Award

Pennsylvania Young Reader’s Choice Awards 2002-2002

Hedgie Award for Best Read-Aloud Chapter Book

ABC (Association of Booksellers for Children) Children’s Choices Award

Offspring Magazine “Best Books of 2000”

Land of Enchantment Book Award, Master List

A New York Times Bestseller

Texas Bluebonnet Award Winner

Massachusetts Children’s Book Award Winner

Alabama Children’s Choice Award Winner

Colorado Children’s Book Award Nominee

Sasquatch Reading Award Nominee (Washington)

Sunshine State Young Reader’s Award Winner

California Young Reader Medal

IRA Young Adults’ Choice

Maine Student Book Award Winner

Oklahoma State Children’s Sequoyah Award

Bank Street College Josette Franklin Award

NAHEE (National Association for Humane and Environmental Education) KIND Children’s Book Award

Volunteer State Book Award Winner (Tennessee)

William Allen White Children’s Book Award

Virginia State Reading Association’s Young Readers Award

Mark Twain Award (Missouri Association of School Librarians)

Golden Sower Award (Nebraska)

Golden Archer Award (Wisconsin)

West Virginia Children’s Book Award

Pacific Northwest Library Association Young Reader’s Choice Award in the Junior Division

Young Hoosier Book Award (Indiana)

Book Sense Best Books

3 starred reviews

Released as a major motion picture from 20th Century Fox (2004)

 

Boy Proof

by Cecil Castellucci

ALA (American Library Association) Best Books for Young Adults

ALA (American Library Association) Recommended Books for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, Quick Pick

Book Sense Children’s Picks List Selection

2 starred reviews

 

The Cat Who Liked Potato Soup

by Terry Farish, illustrated by Barry Root

Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, Bulletin Blue Ribbon

New England Book Show, Juvenile Category Winner

New Hampshire Literary Award for Outstanding Work of Children’s Literature

4 starred reviews

 

Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen

by Dyan Sheldon

Booklist Editors’ Choice

ALA (American Library Association) Recommended Books for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, Quick Pick

New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age

YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adult Lists

A New York Times Bestseller

USA Today, “Top 150 Best-selling Books” List

Released as a major motion picture from Walt Disney Studios (2004)

 

Dear Baby

by Sarah Sullivan, illustrated by Paul Meisel

Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award Winner

 

Mercy Watson Fights Crime

by Kate DiCamillo, illustrated by Chris Van Dusen

Junior Library Guild Selection

Nick Jr. Family Magazine Best Books of the Year

New York Times Bestseller

BookSense Bestseller

 

Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride

by Kate DiCamillo, illustrated by Chris Van Dusen

Theodore Seuss Geisel Beginning Reader Honor Winner

ALA (American Library Association) Notable Children’s Books

New York Times Bestseller

BookSense Bestseller

 

Mercy Watson to the Rescue

by Kate DiCamillo, illustrated by Chris Van Dusen

ALA (American Library Association) Notable Children’s Books

Child’s Best of the Year

Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award Winner

Junior Library Guild Selection

Parenting Books of the Year Awards

Chicago Public Library Best Books for Children and Teens

Nick Jr. Family Magazine Best Books of the Year

New York Times Bestseller

BookSense Bestseller

2 starred reviews

 

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

by Kate DiCamillo, illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline

Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Winner

Christopher Award Winner

Bank Street College Best Children’s Book of the Year

ALA (American Library Association) Notable Children’s Books

New York Times Bestseller

Junior Library Guild Selection

Book Sense Children’s Picks List Selection

New York Times Book Review Notable Books of the Year

Amazon.com Best Books of the Year

Parenting Books of the Year Awards

Parents’ Choice Awards Gold Award

Child Magazine’s Best Children’s Book Award

Nick Jr. Family Magazine Best Books of the Year

Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year

School Library Journal Best Books of the Year

Booklist Editors’ Choice

Publishers Weekly Cuffie Award

Quill Awards Nominee

Midwest Booksellers’ Choice Award

Sunshine State Young Readers Award Winner

Kentucky Bluegrass Award Winner

3 starred reviews

To be released as a major motion picture from New Line Cinema

 

Seeing the Blue Between

poems and letters collected by Paul B. Janeczko

NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English) Notable Children’s Books in the Language Arts

New York Public Library Children’s Books: 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing

 

The Silver Spoon of Solomon Snow

by Kaye Umansky

Junior Library Guild Selection

Book Sense Children’s Picks List Selection

1 starred review

 

The Tale of Despereaux

by Kate DiCamillo, illustrated by Timothy Basil Ering

Newbery Medal 2004

Parents’ Choice Awards Silver Honor

Book Sense 76 Top 10 Picks

Booklist Editors’ Choice

Children’s Literature Choices

NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English) Notable Children’s Books in the Language Arts

ALA (American Library Association) Notable Children’s Books

Child’s Best of the Year

Publishers Weekly Best Children’s Books of the Year

A New York Times Bestseller

Rhode Island Children’s Book Award Winner

Maine Student Book Award Winner

Oklahoma State Children’s Sequoyah Award

New England Book Show, Juvenile Category Winner

Chicago Public Library Best Books for Children and Teens

Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children’s Book Award Master List

Golden Archer Award (Wisconsin)

Nick Jr. Family Magazine Best Books of the Year

USA Today, “Top 150 Best-selling Books” List

Pennsylvania School Librarians Assoc. YA Top Ten Fiction Titles

Association of Children’s Librarians of Northern CA Distinguished Books

Chapman Awards for Best Classroom Read-Alouds

Great Lakes’ Great Books Award

Garden State Children’s Book Award

Four starred reviews

To be released as a major motion picture from Universal Pictures (December 2008)

 

This Place I Know

poems collected by Georgia Heard, illustrated by various picture book artists

Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People

Child Magazine’s Best Children’s Book Award

Chicago Public Library Best Books for Children and Teens

 

The Tiger Rising

by Kate DiCamillo

National Book Award Finalist

Parents’ Choice Awards Silver Honor

Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award Winner

Book Sense 76 selection

2 starred reviews

 

Top Secret

by Paul B. Janeczko, illustrated by Jenna LaReau

Booklist Editors’ Choice

NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English) Notable Children’s Books in the Language Arts

New York Public Library Children’s Books: 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing

New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age

School Library Journal Best Books of the Year

CBC (Children’s Book Council) Children’s Choices

Chicago Public Library Best Books for Children and Teens

Cooperative Children’s Book Center Choices List

2 starred reviews

 

Zachary’s Ball

by Matt Tavares

Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award Winner

Boston Authors Club Book Awar