Awards

For Picture Books

The Man with the Violin

  • Winner of TD Children’s Literature Award
  • Winner of Digital Book of the Year Award
  • Winner of the Eric Hoffer Award
  • Winner of the Gold Award of NAPPA
  • Storytelling World Award
  • Independent Publishers Award (tied for Gold)
  • Winner of Next Generation Indie Book Award (tied)
  • Honourable Mention for Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Picture Book Award
  • Honourable Mention for ForeWord Magazine’s IndieFab Award
  • Shortlisted for Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award
  • TD Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award nominee
  • Blue Spruce Award nominee
  • Frances Howard-Gibbon Award nominee
  • ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year finalist
  • Selected for the White Ravens collection
  • An IRA Notable Book for a Global Society
  • Heather’s Pick (Chapters/Indigo)
  • A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year
  • Starred reviews in Kirkus and Quill & Quire
  • Canadian Children’s Book Centre “Best Books for Kids & Teens” selection
  • “49th Shelf” Booksellers’ Pick
  • OLA Best Bet
  • Toronto Public Library “First & Best” title

The Dance of the Violin

  • Canadian Children’s Book Centre “Best Books for Kids & Teens” selection
  • A Top 10 Recommended Read for the TD Summer Reading Club
  • Next Generation Indie Book Awards finalist

Harry and Walter

  • Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Award finalist
  • Winner of National Parenting Product Award (NAPPA)
  • Blue Spruce Award nominee
  • OLA Best Bet
  • Starred Selection of Canadian Children’s Book Centre “Best Books for Kids & Teens”
  • Next Generation Indie Book Awards finalist

A Pocket Can Have a Treasure In It

  • Winner of Canadian Library Association Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award
  • Winner National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) Children’s Products Honors Award
  • Shortlisted for Ruth & Sylvia Schwartz Award
  • Resource Links “Year’s Best” Picture Book
  • Canadian Children’s Book Centre Best Books for Kids & Teens selection

Red is Best

  • Winner of Toronto Chapter IODE Award

Big or Little?

  • Resource Links “Year’s Best” Picture Book

For Juvenile Fiction

Marie-Claire: Dark Spring

  • Diamond Willow Award nominee
  • Starred Choice of Canadian Children’s Book Centre

Marie-Claire: A Season of Sorrow

  • Hackmatack Award nominee
  • Starred Choice of Canadian Children’s Book Centre

King of the Castle

  • Silver Birch Award nominee

For Young Adult Fiction

101 Ways to Dance

  • Canadian Library Association Young Adult Book of the Year finalist

  • Ontario Library Association Ten Best YA Books of the Year selection

Becoming Ruby

  • Canadian Library Association Young Adult Book Award finalist
  • White Pine Award nominee

What Happened to Ivy

  • Canadian Library Association Honour Book

One Year Commencing

  • Red Cedar Award nominee

Fish House Secrets

  • Starred Choice of Canadian Children’s Book Centre

For Non-Fiction

Highway of Heroes

  • Ontario Historical Society’s J.J. Talman Award nominee
  • Red Cedar Award nominee
  • Silver Birch Award nominee
  • Golden Oak Award nominee
  • Hackmatack Award nominee

Love Every Leaf: the life of landscape architect Cornelia Hahn Oberlander

  • Starred Selection in Canadian Children’s Book Centre Best Books for Kids & Teens
  • Resource Links “Year’s Best” Book