Awards/Achievements

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  • 2016 Leaf Jumpers selected as one of 20 titles promoted by the Ohio Reads program.
  • 2015 Seeds, Bees, Butterflies, and More! translated into Korean and sold by Daeko, Ltd.
  • 2014 Seeds, Bees, Butterflies, and More! named a Notable Poetry Book by the NCTE.
  • 2013 contributing author, The Poetry Friday Anthology: Poems for the School Year with Connections to the Common Core, Grades 6-8
  • 2012 contributing author, The Poetry Friday Anthology: Poems for the School Year with Connections to the Common Core, K-5
  • 2011 edition of Best Books for Children: Preschool to Grade Six references my titles: Leaf Jumpers, Firefly Night, Blizzard, and Hush! A Gaelic Lullaby.
  • 2010 Selected by SCBWI as one of three judges to choose the outstanding nonfiction children’s book for 2009 Golden Kite Award.
  • 2009 Outstanding Picture book award from Children’s Book Council and National Science Teachers Association for Winter Trees (Charlesbridge Publishing 2008).
  • 2009 Just Read! Florida Summer Reading List for Leaf Jumpers (Charlesbridge Publishing)
  • 2008 John Burroughs Nature Writing Award for Winter Trees (Charlesbridge Publishing)
  • 2004 Leaf Jumpers (Charlesbridge Publishing) chosen as “Commended Book” by the National Science Teachers Association.
  • 2001 Blizzard named one of Cooperative Children’s Book Center’s “Best Books.”