Awards

  • The 9/11 Attacks © 2017

      Top 10 Series Nonfiction 2017, Booklist
  • The Adventures of Pinocchio, © 2005

      2006 Award of Excellence, Society of Illustrators   Booksense Children's Pick, 2005–06, American Booksellers Association
  • And the Soldiers Sang © 2011

    Honor Picture Book, Boston Globe–Horn Book Award for Excellence in Children's Literature, 2012
  • Area 51 © 2015

    Top 10 Series Nonfiction, Booklist
  • The Cat Who Invented Bebop © 2008

    2008 Book of the Year Award–Bronze, ForeWord Magazine
  • Cheyenne Medicine Hat © 2006

    Silver Medal for the Independent Publisher Book Award (IPPY), 2007
  • Dark Fiddler the Life and Legend of Nicolo Paganini © 2008

      Gold Medal for the Independent Publisher Book Award (IPPY), 2009 The Original Art 2008 Exhibition, Society of Illustrators
  • Dolphins © 2011

    2012 Maryland Blue Crab Young Reader Award for Transitional Nonfiction, Maryland Library Association
  • Erika's Story © 2003

      Best Foreign Picture Book of 2004, Japan School Library Association The English 4-11 Award for the Best Children's Illustrated Books of 2004, Th...
  • A Glass © 2013

    Illustrators 56 Silver Medal, Society of Illustrators
  • The Great North Woods © 2016

    2016 Best Book in Children's Literature, Adirondack Center for Writing
  • Harlem Hellfighters © 2014

      2015 Ohioana Book Award for Juvenile Literature, The Ohioana Library Association NCTE 2015 Notable Poetry List, National Council of Teachers of ...