Picture Books that Delight and Inform

Awards and Honors

The Hawk of the Castle

  • Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People 2018 
  • A 2018 Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Book of the Year.
  • Chicago Public Library's list of Best Informational Books for Younger Readers 2017 
  • Starred Review Publishers Weekly
  • Starred Review School Library Journal 
  • A Junior Library Guild Selection 
  • Reviewed in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal.

Mother Goose's Pajama Party

  • Missourian Baby Buzz Pick
  • An Amazon Best Children's Book of the Month selection.
  • Scholastic Book Fair Selection.
  • Nominee for the Colorado Libraries of Early Literacy 1016 CLEL Bell Picture book award.
  • A Missouri Building Block Picture Book Award nominee.

Balloon Trees

  • Florida Authors and Publishers Association President's Book Award Gold Medal Winner.
  • Finalist in Florida Reading Association Book Award.
  • Selected in Alaska Association of School Librarian's Battle of the Books.
  • 2014 New Books for Missouri Students Selection 2014.

Arctic White

  • SCBWI (The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators) Crystal Kite Award Finalist 2017.
  • Literati's Best 25 Books of 2017.

Two at the Zoo

Featured in Parent Magazine: The Early Years.

  • A Missourian Baby Buzz Pick.
  • A Raising Readers special edition board book.
  • Children's Literary Classic Seal of Approval.

A Wild Cowboy

  • Creative Child's Magazine Top Creative Toy Award - Seal of Excellence.
  • Nominee for the Missouri Building Block Picture Book Award