2013 Awards for Guild Member Books

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Guild Members Among the Best of the Best


Fred BowenQuarterback Season

  • IRA-CBC Children's Choices 2012 Reading List

Elisa Carbone - Heroes of the Surf

  • 2013 Bank Street Best Books for Children

Priscilla Cummings - The Journey Back

  • 2013 Bank Street Best Books for Children
  • Junior Library Guild selection
  • Scholastic Book Club selection

Marfe Ferguson DelanoMaster George's People

  • Starred review from Booklist
  • Junior Library Guild selection

Marty Rhodes Figley - Emily and Carlo

  • 2013 Bank Street Best Books for Children

Cynthia GradyI Lay My Stitches Down: Poems of American Slavery

Jacqueline Jules

Hena Kahn

  • Worst-Case Scenario Ultimate Adventure #2: Mars!
    2012 Golden Duck Award

  • Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns
    2013 Bank Street Best Books for Children
    American Library Association 2013 Notable Children's Book

Katy KellyMelonhead

  • 2012 Oklahoma and Iowa State Master List
  • The Sunshine State Young Readers Master List.
Karen Leggett with Susan L. Roth - Hands Around the Library: Protecting Egypt's Treasured Books
  • 2013 Children's Africana Book Award
  • 2013 Arab American Book Award
  • 2013 Notable Social Studies Trade Books
  • 2013 Bank Street Best Books for Children
  • 2013 Notable Books for a Global Society (International Reading Association)
  • 2013 Best Books for Young Children (Children's Africana Book Awards)
  • 2013 NCTE Orbis Pictus Nonfiction Award Recommended List
Kristin LevineLions of Little Rock
  • 2013 Notable Social Studies Trade Books
  • 2013 YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults

Debbie LevyThe Year of Goodbyes

  • 2013 Eureka Nonfiction Honor Award from the California Reading Association
  • 2012 - Finalist for Beehive Book Awards from Children's Literature Association of Utah (CLAU)
Katherine Marsh - Jepp, Who Defied the Stars
  • 2013 Bank Street Best Books for Children
  • 2012 New York Times Notable Children's Books
Laura Krauss Melmed - Moishe's Miracle
  • Included by the Association of Jewish Libraries in its "Hanukkah Read Up, Great Hanukkah Books for Kids Recommended by the Sydney Taylor Book Award Committee."

Claudia Mills - Mason Dixon: Pet Disasters

  • 2012 Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Books of the Year

Laura MurrayThe Gingerbread Man Loose in the School

  • Junior Library Guild Selection
  • A Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Book
  • Starred ALA Booklist Review
  • Featured in NY Society of Illustrators Original Art Show
  • Finalist for the 2012 SCBWI Crystal Kite Award
  • Scholastic Book Club and Fair Selection
  • Nominated for the Washington State, Kentucky, and Mississippi Children's Choice Book Award
  • 2013 Florida Children's Choice Award Honor Book
  • 2013-2014 Virginia, Illinois, Nevada, and South Dakota Reader's Choice Award Nominee
  • 2014-2015 Indiana Children's Choice Nominee

Marc Tyler Nobleman - Boy Wonder

  • 2013 Bank Street Best Books for Children

Jennifer O'Connell

  • 2013 Moonbeam Children’s Book Gold Award in the Nonfiction Animal/Pet category
  • Society of School Librarians International, Honor Book in the Language Arts–Picture Book category
  • Reading Is Fundamental, STEM to STEAM list

Katherine Paterson

Erica Perl – When Life Gives You O.J.

  • Sidney Taylor Award Honor Book
  • Finalist 2012-13 Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award (Vermont State Book Award)

Catherine Reef - The Bronte Sisters: The Brief Lives of Charlotte, Emily and Ann

  • 2013 Bank Street Best Books for Children
  • Kirkus Best Teen Books of 2012
  • Parrots over Puerto Rico
    2013 Society of Illustrators Original Art Exhibition

  • Hands Around the Library: Protecting Egypt's Treasured Books
    See Karen Leggett with Susan L. Roth, above

Rosalyn Schanzer – Witches! The Absolutely True Tale of Disaster in Salem

  • 2013 Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults Award from YALSA
  • Society of Illustrators Gold Medal for Best Illustrated Children's Book of 2011
  • 2012 Robert F. Sibert Honor Award
  • ALA Notable Children’s Book
  • School Library Journal Starred Review and Best Book of the Year
  • NCTE Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction
  • 2012 NCSS/CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Book
  • A Junior Library Guild Selection for Fall 2011
  • NY Public Library's 25 best Nonfiction Titles of 2011
  • A Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Book
  • Fuse #8 list of 100 Magnificent Children's Books of 2011
  • Kid Lit Frenzy Top 5 Middle Grade Picks of 2011
  • 2012 Nominee YALSA Nonfiction Award (Young Adult Library Services Association
  • Smithsonian Notable Children's Book
  • A Read Kiddo Read Best Book for Hallowwn Reading
Pam Smallcomb - Earth to Clunk

Susan Stockdale – Stripes of All Types

  • 2014 NSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Book for Children
  • 2014 Junior Guild Selection (bilingual Spanish/English version)
  • 2013 Parents' Choice Silver Honor Award
  • 2013 California Reading Association Eureka! Nonfiction Children's Book Gold Award
  • 2013 ALA Notable Children's Book nominee
  • 2013 Cybil's Bloggers' Literary Award nominee
  • 2013 Capitol Choices Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens nominee

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