AWARDS

Various

  • 2007. Queen’s University Education Alumni Outstanding Service Award.

The Cat’s Pajamas (Published 2010)

  • Shortlisted, Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Award (Picture Book Category);
  • Shortlisted, Rocky Mountain Book Award 2012;
  • Junior Library Guild Award, USA, Children’s Choices – Best Books of 2011.

The Painted Circus (Published 2007)

  • Finalist (one of top five books), for the Governor General’s Literary Award for children’s book illustration;
  • Nominee, Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award 2007;
  • Shortlisted, Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Award (Picture Book Category);
  • Shortlisted, Libris Illustrator of the Year Award 2008;
  • Shortlisted, Rocky Mountain Book Award 2009.

The Extinct Files (Published 2006)

  • Gold Medal, ‘IPPY’ (Independent Publisher Book Award) for best Children’s Picture Book, age 7 & over, 2007;
  • Listed in Our Choice 2007, the Canadian Children’s Book Centre’s guide to the best new Canadian books, with titles for the guide chosen by seven committees of children’s literature professionals from coast to coast;
  • Nominee, Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award 2006.

Mixed Beasts (Published 2005)

  • Finalist (one of top five books), for the Governor General’s Literary Award for children’s book illustration;
  • Winner, 2005 MVP (‘most valuable pick’) award from Canada’s largest book wholesaler, “North 49 Books;”
  • Semi-Finalist, 2006 “IPPY” Award;
  • Honour Book, Canadian Library Association, children’s picture book category;
  • Shortlisted, Libris Illustrator of the Year Award;
  • Selected as a “Heather’s Pick” book (Indigo and Chapters bookstores).

Monkey Business (Published 2003)

  • Winner, Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Award;
  • Winner, Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award for best children’s picture book in Canada;
  • Winner, Great Book Award 2005 from the Canadian Toy Testing Council;
  • Silver Medal, ForeWord Magazine’s 2004 Book-of-the-Year-Award (United States), picture book category;
  • Winner, 2005 Children’s Choices Award (Beginning and Young Readers) from the International Reading Association. (The award selection process involves a jury of 10,000 children from four different U.S. regions.)
  • Winner, 2009 Grand Canyon Reader Award, non-fiction category, Arizona Library Association _ AzLA (nominated and selected by children of the state of Arizona).

Alphabeasts (Published 2002)

  • Winner, Governor General’s Literary Award for children’s book illustration, 2002;
  • Gold Medal, ForeWord Magazine’s 2002 Book-of-the-Year-Award (United States), picture book category;
  • Winner, 2003 Children’s Choices Award (Beginning and Young Readers) from the International Reading Association;
  • Finalist, 2003 Independent Publisher Book Awards (Children’s Picture Book Category);
  • Finalist, Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Award (Picture Book Category);
  • Shortlisted, Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award;
  • Selected by the International Youth Library in Munich for inclusion in its White Ravens 2003 Catalogue Collection (which contains only 250 titles in 36 languages from 47 countries);
  • Profiled in 1,550 U.S. newspapers as part of the Associated Press “Back to School Round-up.”