Awards and Honors

State “children’s choice” awards, voted on by students:

Connecticut – STOLEN CHILDREN

Florida – Young Reader’s Award for THE VOLCANO DISASTER, ESCAPING THE GIANT WAVE, and THE GHOST’S GRAVE

Indiana – Young Hoosier Award for NIGHTMARE MOUNTAIN, HORROR AT THE HAUNTED HOUSE, SMALL STEPS, ABDUCTION!, ESCAPING THE GIANT WAVE and THE GHOST’S GRAVE.

Iowa – Children’s Choice Award for NIGHTMARE MOUNTAIN, TERROR AT THE ZOO, ESCAPING THE GIANT WAVE, ABDUCTION, STOLEN CHILDREN, and RUNAWAY TWIN.

Kansas – William Allen White Award for GHOST DOG SECRETS

Minnesota – Maud Hart Lovelace Award for NIGHTMARE MOUNTAIN, CAGES, ESCAPING THE GIANT WAVE and STOLEN CHILDREN

Missouri – Mark Twain Award for SMALL STEPS, ABDUCTION,  STOLEN CHILDREN and RUNAWAY TWIN

Nevada – Young Reader’s Award for THE STRANGER NEXT DOOR, ESCAPING THE GIANT WAVE , THE GHOST’S GRAVE, and STOLEN CHILDREN

Nebraska – Golden Sower Award for NIGHTMARE MOUNTAIN, ESCAPING THE GIANT WAVE, and STOLEN CHILDREN

New Mexico – Land of Enchantment Award for TERROR AT THE ZOO and STOLEN CHILDREN

New Hampshire – The Great Stone Face Award for THE GHOST’S GRAVE

New York – NY Young Reader Award for STOLEN CHILDREN

Oklahoma – Sequoyah Award for HORROR AT THE HAUNTED HOUSE and THE STRANGER NEXT DOOR

Pacific Northwest Young Reader Award (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska, Alberta and British Columbia) for TERROR AT THE ZOO

Pennsylvania – Keystone Award for THE GHOST’S GRAVE

South Dakota – Prairie Pasque for SPY CAT, ABDUCTION! and THE GHOST’S GRAVE

Tennessee – Volunteer State Book Award for THE GHOST’S GRAVE

Utah – Children’s Choice Award for TERROR AT THE ZOO

Vermont – Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award for SMALL STEPS

Virginia – Young Reader’s Award for EARTHQUAKE TERROR and THE GHOST’S GRAVE

Washington – Sasquatch Award for THE GHOST’S GRAVE

West Virginia – Children’s Book Award for EARTHQUAKE TERROR


PEN Center West Award in Children’s Literature for SMALL STEPS

Henry Bergh Award from the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) for SAVING LILLY

Golden Kite Award from the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators for SMALL STEPS

International Reading Assoc./Children’s Book Council “Children’s Choice” award for:

DON’T TELL ANYONE, DEADLY STRANGER, EARTHQUAKE TERROR,
I’M NOT WHO YOU THINK I AM, DANGER AT THE FAIR, SMALL STEPS,
SEARCHING FOR CANDLESTICK PARK, THE STRANGER NEXT DOOR,
SPY CAT, STOLEN CHILDREN, RUNAWAY TWIN

Junior Library Guild selections:  DANGER AT THE FAIR, EARTHQUAKE TERROR, SPY CAT, ABDUCTION!, HORROR AT THE HAUNTED HOUSE, TRAPPED, RUNAWAY TWIN,  GHOST DOG SECRETS, and ANIMALS WELCOME.

Edgar Allen Poe Award nominee from the Mystery Writers of America for ABDUCTION!

Lamplighter Award from National Christian School Assoc. for I’M NOT WHO YOU THINK I AM

Children’s Crown Award from National Christian School Assoc. for EARTHQUAKE TERROR, ESCAPING THE GIANT WAVE and TRAPPED.

American Library Association “Best Books for Reluctant Readers”:

EARTHQUAKE TERROR, SHELTER DOGS, CAGES, DANGER AT THE FAIR,
I’M NOT WHO YOU THINK I AM, SMALL STEPS

International Reading Assoc. Young Adults’ Choice:  SISTERS, LONG AGO, CAGES

Child Study Children’s Book Committee Children’s Books of the Year: THE RICHEST KIDS IN TOWN

Book of the Year – Family Fun Magazine:  SMALL STEPS

Society of School Librarians International Honor Book: I’M NOT WHO YOU THINK I AM

Forest A. Roberts Playwriting Award: SPIRIT!

American Library Assoc. Notable Books for Children:  SMALL STEPS

New York Public Library “Books for the Teen Age” list:  CAGES and WINNING MONOLOGS FOR YOUNG ACTORS

Pacific Northwest Writer’s Assoc. Lifetime Achievement Award

Celebrate Literacy Award from Northwest chapter International Reading Assoc.