Brother, Brother


A 2013 Bank Street College Book of the Year

Wild Things


A 2010 ALA Notable Children's Book

A 2010 NCTE Notable Children's Book in the Language Arts

A 2010 Bank Street College Book of the Year/Starred

A 2009 Kirkus Children's Book of the Year

2009 AAUW North Carolina Juvenile Literature Award

2009 Nat'l Parenting Publication (NAPPA) Gold Award

Used-Up Bear


1999 Storytelling World Award Winner

1998 American Booksellers Association Pick of the Lists

1998 Best Illustrated Book, Cincinnati Enquirer


Bear at the Beach

1996 National Parenting Publications (NAPPA) Gold Award

The Best Kids' Books for 1996

"Bear lives by the sea with little Clara, but he longs for a father.

He searches everywhere for that father, and he asks the crab, the fish

and everyone he meets for that father. But at the end of this delicately drawn, exquisitely designed, quiet little book, Bear discovers that what he searches for he already possesses--right at home."


Other awards

1994 Don Freeman Grant (Illustration),

Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators




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