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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Andrew Clements  

Pen Name: None

Genre:

Audience: Children; Children;

Born: 1949 in Camden, New Jersey


-- Website -- http://www.andrewclements.com
-- Andrew Clements on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=andrew+clements


Illinois Connection

Clements was raised in Springfield. He graduated from Northwestern University and National Louis University. He also taught and worked in and around Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Andrew Clements grew up in Camden, New Jersey and Springfield, Illinois. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Northwestern University and a Masters of Arts in Elementary Education from National Louis University, he worked as a teacher. He started his literary career by writing songs. Then he worked for several publishing companies where he published, acquired, edited, marketed, and developed quality children's books. In 1985, Clements added his own work to the market with a picture book entitled ''Bird Adalbert''. His first novel was the award-winning ''Frindle'', which has won sixteen state book awards, as well as the Christopher Award. Clements currently lives in Maine.


Published Works

    Picture Books:
  • Bird Adalbert, Picture Book Studio, 1983
  • Santa's Secret Helper, Simon & Schuster, 1990
  • Noah and the Ark and the Animals, Scholastic, 1992
  • Mother Earth's Counting Book, Simon & Schuster, 1992
  • Billy & the Bad Teacher, Simon & Schuster, 1993
  • Who Owns the Cow, Clarion, 1995
  • Double Trouble in Walla Walla, Lerner, 1996
  • Temple Cat, Clarion, 1996
  • Bright Christmas: An Angel Remembers, Clarion, 1996
  • Big Al, Atheneum, 1997
  • Workshop, Clarion, 1999
  • Circus Family Dog, Clarion, 2000
  • Big Al and Shrimpy, Simon & Schuster, 2002
  • Because Your Daddy Loves You, Clarion, 2004
  • Slippers At Home, Dutton, 2004
  • Naptime For Slippers, Dutton, 2005
  • Slippers At School, Dutton, 2005
  • Slippers Loves to Run, Dutton, 2006
  • A Million Dots, Simon & Schuster, 2006
  • Dogku, Simon & Schuster, 2007
  • The Handiest Things in the World, Atheneum, 2010
  • Because Your Mommy Loves You, HMH, 2015'Books for Early Readers:
  • Tara and Tiree, Fearless Friends, A True Story, Simon & Schuster, 2002
  • Brave Norman, A True Story, Aladdin, 2002
  • Ringo Saves the Day!, Aladdin, 2002
  • Dolores and the Big Fire, A True Story, Simon & Schuster, 2002Chapter Books:
  • Jake Drake, Know-It-All, Simon & Schuster, 2001
  • Jake Drake, Bully Buster, Aladdin, 2002
  • Jake Drake, Teacher's Pet, Aladdin, 2002
  • Jake Drake, Class Clown, Simon & Schuster, 2002Novels:'
  • Frindle, Atheneum, 1998
  • The Landry News, Simon & Schuster, 1999
  • The Janitor`s Boy, Simon & Schuster, 2000
  • The School Story, Aladdin, 2002
  • The Jacket, Atheneum, 2002
  • Things Not Seen, Philomel Books, 2002
  • A Week in the Woods, Simon & Schuster, 2002
  • The Report Card, Simon & Schuster, 2003
  • The Last Holiday Concert, Simon & Schuster, 2004
  • Lunch Money, Atheneum, 2007
  • No Talking, Simon & Schuster, 2007
  • Things Hoped For, Puffin, 2008
  • Room One, A Mystery or Two, Aladdin, 2008
  • Things That Are, Philomel Books, 2008
  • Lost and Found, Antheneum, 2008
  • Extra Credit, 2009 Antheneum, 2009
  • We the Children, Antheneum, 2010
  • Fear Itself, Antheneum, 2010
  • Troublemaker, Atheneum, 2013
  • We Hold These Truths,Atheneum, 2013
  • The Whites of Their Eyes, Atheneum, 2013
  • In Harm's Way, Atheneum, 2014
  • The Map Trap, Atheneum, 2014
  • About Average, Atheneum, 2014
  • The Losers Club'', Random House, 2017


Selected Titles At Your Library

Bird Adalbert /
ISBN: 0907234453. OCLC Number:

Picture Book Studio USA ;. Boston, MA :. ©1983.

When Adalbert's wish for great beauty suddenly comes true, he becomes so proud and overbearing with the other birds that he is left alone and unhappy.

Santa's secret helper /
ISBN: 0887081363. OCLC Number:

Picture Book Studio,. Saxonville, MA :. ©1990.

One Christmas Eve Santa has a secret helper who sets off in a reindeer-drawn sleigh with a huge sack of toys, just like Santa. But who is it? And will the helper do the job as well as Santa?

Noah & the ark & the animals /
ISBN: 0590444573. OCLC Number:

Scholastic Inc.,. New York, NY :. ©1984.

Retells the Bible story of Noah's ark from an animal's point of view.

Mother Earth's counting book /
ISBN: 088708138X. OCLC Number:

Picture Book Studio ;. Saxonville, Mass. :. ©1992.

Enumerates some of the features of the planet Earth, including its climate zones, oceans, and deserts, going from one up to ten and then back down to one again.

Billy and the bad teacher /
ISBN: 0887082440. OCLC Number:

Picture Book Studio ;. Saxonville, Mass. :. ©1992.

Billy makes lists of the things he dislikes about his teacher, but when he starts to think about what his new teacher should be like he makes an interesting discovery.

Bright Christmas :
ISBN: 0395720966. OCLC Number:

Clarion Books,. New York :. ©1996.

An angel who was present at the birth of Jesus remembers that very special night, graced by heavenly light and an angelic song like the smile of God.

Big Al /
ISBN: 0689817223. OCLC Number:

Picture Book Studio,. Saxonville, MA :. ©1988

A big, ugly fish has trouble making the friends he longs for because of his appearance--until the day his scary appearance saves them all from a fisherman's net.

Workshop /
ISBN: 0395855799. OCLC Number:

Clarion Books,. New York :. c1998.

Describes, in rhyming text and illustrations, the characteristics of tools commonly found in most toolboxes.

Circus family dog /
ISBN: 0395786487. OCLC Number:

Clarion Books,. New York :. ©2000.

Grumps is content to do his one trick in the center ring at the circus, until a new dog shows up and steals the show--temporarily.

Big Al and Shrimpy /
ISBN: 0689842473. OCLC Number:

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,. New York :. 2002.

Shrimpy learns that even though he may be small, he can still make a big difference to his friend, Big Al.

Because your daddy loves you /
ISBN: 0618003614. OCLC Number:

Clarion Books,. New York :. ©2005.

When things go wrong during a day at the beach, like a ball that drifts away or a gooey ice cream mess, a father could do a lot of things but always picks the loving one.

Slippers at school /
ISBN: 0525471383. OCLC Number:

Dutton Children's Books,. New York :. ©2005.

Slippers is sad that Laura and Edward have no time for him on the first day of school, but he finds a comfortable backpack in which to fall asleep before they leave.

Naptime for Slippers /
ISBN: 0525472878. OCLC Number:

Dutton Children's Books,. New York :. ©2005.

Slippers the puppy would rather pay attention to interesting smells, sounds, and sights than take a nap.

Slippers at school /
ISBN: 0525471898. OCLC Number:

Dutton Children's Books,. New York :. ©2005.

Slippers is sad that Laura and Edward have no time for him on the first day of school, but he finds a comfortable backpack in which to fall asleep before they leave.

Museum trip /
ISBN: 0525476482. OCLC Number:

Houghton Mifflin,. Boston, Mass. :. 2006.

In this wordless picture book, a boy imagines himself inside some of the exhibits when he goes on a field trip to a museum.

Jake Drake, bully buster /
ISBN: 1416939334. OCLC Number:

Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers,. New York :. ©2001.

Fourth-grader Jake Drake relates how he comes to terms with SuperBully Link Baxter, especially after they are assigned to be partners on a class project.

Things hoped for /
ISBN: 014241073X. OCLC Number:

Philomel Books,. New York :. ©2006.

Seventeen-year-old Gwen, who has been living with her grandfather in Manhattan while she attends music school, joins up with another music student to solve the mystery of her grandfather's sudden disappearance.

The handiest things in the world /
ISBN: 1416961666. OCLC Number:

Atheneum Books for Young Readers,. New York :. ©2010.

Celebrates in verse, accompanied by photographs, the many things hands can do.

Because your mommy loves you /
ISBN: 0544456130. OCLC Number:

Clarion Books,. New York :. 2012.

When challenges arise during a hiking and camping trip a mother could do a lot of things herself, such as carrying her son's heavy pack or putting up the tent by herself, but always finds a way to lovingly teach self-reliance.

Tara and Tiree, fearless friends :
ISBN: 0689834411. OCLC Number:

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,. New York :. 2002.

When Jim falls through the ice on a lake in Canada, his two dogs try to rescue him.

Brave Norman :
ISBN: 0689834381. OCLC Number:

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,. New York :. ©2001.

Norman, a blind Labrador retriever, saves a girl from drowning in the ocean.

Ringo saves the day! :
ISBN: 068983439X. OCLC Number:

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,. New York :. ©2001.

A young woman and her husband are glad that they gave a stray kitten a home when it saves their lives by alerting them to a gas leak.

Dolores and the big fire :
ISBN: 0689834403. OCLC Number:

Simon & Schuster,. New York :. ©2002.

A usually aloof cat risks her own life to save her owner from a deadly fire.

No talking /
ISBN: 1416909834. OCLC Number:

. .

The noisy fifth grade boys of Laketon Elementary School challenge the equally loud fifth grade girls to a "no talking" contest.

Jake Drake, teacher's pet /
ISBN: 1416939326. OCLC Number:

Aladdin Paperbacks,. New York ;. [2007]

Jake remembers the terrible days in third grade when everybody thought he was the teachers' pet.

The Landry News /
ISBN: 1416905332. OCLC Number:

. .

A fifth-grader starts a newspaper with an editorial that prompts her burnt-out classroom teacher to really begin teaching again, but he is later threatened with disciplinary action as a result.

Jake Drake, class clown /
ISBN: 1416949127. OCLC Number:

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,. New York :. ©2002.

"Miss Bruce is the new student teacher in Jake's second-grade class, and she never smiles. Never. But when Jake cracks up during class during a spelling bee, he sees the tiniest hint of a smile at the corner of her mouth. Suddenly, Jake has a new mission in life; to be so funny that even Miss Bruce will laugh!"

Frindle /
ISBN: 0689818769. OCLC Number:

. .

When he decides to turn his fifth grade teacher's love of the dictionary around on her, clever Nick Allen invents a new word and begins a chain of events that quickly moves beyond his control.

The Landry News /
ISBN: 0689828683. OCLC Number:

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,. New York :. ©1999.

A fifth-grader starts a newspaper with an editorial that prompts her burnt-out classroom teacher to really begin teaching again, but he is later threatened with disciplinary action as a result.

The janitor's boy /
ISBN: 068983585X. OCLC Number:

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,. New York :. ©2000.

Fifth grader Jack finds himself the target of ridicule at school when it becomes known that his father is one of the janitors, and he turns his anger onto his father.

The school story /
ISBN: 0689851863. OCLC Number:

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,. New York :. ©2001.

After twelve-year-old Natalie writes a wonderful novel, her friend Zoe helps her devise a scheme to get it accepted at the publishing house where Natalie's mother works as an editor.

The jacket /
ISBN: 0689860102. OCLC Number:

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,. New York :. 2002.

An incident at school forces sixth grader Phil Morelli, a white boy, to become aware of racial discrimination and segregation, and to seriously consider if he himself is prejudiced.

Things not seen /
ISBN: 0142400769. OCLC Number:

Philomel Books,. New York :. 2002.

When fifteen-year-old Bobby wakes up and finds himself invisible, he and his parents and his new blind friend Alicia try to find out what caused his condition and how to reverse it.

A week in the woods /
ISBN: 0689858027. OCLC Number:

Atheneum Books for Young Readers,. New York :. ©2002.

The fifth grade's annual camping trip in the woods tests Mark's survival skills and his ability to relate to a teacher who seems out to get him.

The report card /
ISBN: 0689845243. OCLC Number:

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,. New York :. ©2004.

Fifth-grader Nora Rowley has always hidden the fact that she is a genius from everyone because all she wants is to be normal, but when she comes up with a plan to prove that grades are not important, things begin to get out of control.

The last holiday concert /
ISBN: 0689845251. OCLC Number:

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,. New York :. ©2004.

Life is usually easy for popular fifth grader Hart Evans, but when his music teacher puts him in charge of the holiday concert, Hart must use all of his leadership skills to unite the other students.

Lunch money /
ISBN: 0689866852. OCLC Number:

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,. New York :. ©2005.

Twelve-year-old Greg, who has always been good at moneymaking projects, is surprised to find himself teaming up with his lifelong rival, Maura, to create a series of comic books to sell at school.

No talking /
ISBN: 1416909842. OCLC Number:

. .

The noisy fifth grade boys of Laketon Elementary School challenge the equally loud fifth grade girls to a "no talking" contest.

Things hoped for /
ISBN: 014241073X. OCLC Number:

Philomel Books,. New York :. ©2006.

Seventeen-year-old Gwen, who has been living with her grandfather in Manhattan while she attends music school, joins up with another music student to solve the mystery of her grandfather's sudden disappearance.

Room one :
ISBN: 0689866879. OCLC Number:

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,. New York :. ©2006.

Ted Hammond, the only sixth grader in his small Nebraska town's one-room schoolhouse, searches for clues to the disappearance of a homeless family. Ted Hammond loves a good mystery, and in the spring of his fifth-grade year, he's working on a big one. How can his school in the little town of Plattsford stay open next year if there are going to be only five students? Out here on the Great Plains in western Nebraska, everyone understands that if you lose the school, you lose the town. But the mystery that has Ted's full attention at the moment is about that face, the face he sees in the upper window of the Andersons' house as he rides past on his paper route. The Andersons moved away two years ago, and their old farmhouse is empty, boarded up tight. At least it's supposed to be. A shrinking school in a dying town. A face in the window of an empty house. At first these facts don't seem to be related. But Ted Hammond learns that in a very small town, there's no such thing as an isolated event. And the solution of one mystery is often the beginning of another.

Things that are /
ISBN: 0399246916. OCLC Number:

Philomel Books,. New York :. ©2008.

Still adjusting to being blind, Alicia must outwit an invisible man who is putting her family and her boyfriend, who was once invisible himself, in danger.

Lost and found /
ISBN: 1416909869. OCLC Number:

. .

Twelve-year-old identical twins Jay and Ray have long resented that everyone treats them as one person, and so they hatch a plot to take advantage of a clerical error at their new school and pretend they are just one.

Extra credit /
ISBN: 1416949313. OCLC Number:

Atheneum Books for Young Readers,. New York :. ©2009.

As letters flow back and forth--between the prairies of Illinois and the mountains of Afghanistan, across cultural and religious divides--sixth-grader Abby, ten-year-old Amira, and eleven-year-old Sadeed begin to speak and listen to each other.

We the children /
ISBN: 1416939075. OCLC Number:

Atheneum Books for Young Readers,. New York :. 2011.

Sixth-grader Ben Pratt's life is full of changes that he does not like--his parents' separation and the plan to demolish his seaside school to build an amusement park--but when the school janitor gives him a tarnished coin with some old engravings and then dies, Ben is drawn into an effort to keep the school from being destroyed.

Fear itself /
ISBN: 1416939083. OCLC Number:

Atheneum Books for Young Readers,. New York :. ©2011.

As the new Keepers of the School, sixth-graders Ben and Jill must decipher a handful of clues written as maritime riddles to save their school from demolition by a greedy company.

Trouble-maker /
ISBN: 1416949321. OCLC Number:

Atheneum Books for Young Readers,. New York :. ©2011.

When his older brother gets in serious trouble, sixth-grader Clay decides to change his own mischief-making ways, but he cannot seem to shake his reputation as a troublemaker.

We hold these truths /
ISBN: 1416938907. OCLC Number:

. .

"The Keepers of the School--known to their friends as Ben, Jill, and Robert--have one last chance to save their school before it's torn down to make room for a seaside amusement park. But their nemeses, janitors Lyman and Wally, are just as determined to keep the kids out of the way and the demolition on schedule"--

The whites of their eyes /
ISBN: 1416939091. OCLC Number:

Atheneum Books for Young Readers,. New York :. ©2012.

With a key to the Oakes School in his possession Benjamin, his friend Jill, and a new friend continue to seek ways to protect the school and their town but Lyman, the janitor and a spy, has new tricks up his sleeve.

In harm's way /
ISBN: 1416939105. OCLC Number:

. .

As Benjamin Pratt and his friends Jill and Robert continue their efforts to save their school, they find themselves dodging two evil janitors, Lyman and Wally, but their team has also grown and now has a secret fund of millions of dollars.

The map trap /
ISBN: 141699727X. OCLC Number:

. .

Sixth-grader Alton Ziegler loves maps, and when his portfolio of secret maps is stolen, he begins getting notes with orders that he must obey to get the maps back but, with the help of a popular classmate, he just might succeed before his teacher, principal, or someone else learns he has been studying and mapping things about them.

About average /
ISBN: 1416997253. OCLC Number:

Atheneum Books for Young Readers,. New York :. ©2012.

As the end of sixth grade nears, Jordan Johnson, unhappy that she is only average in appearance, intelligence, and athletic ability, reveals her special skills when disaster strikes her central Illinois elementary school.

The Losers Club /
ISBN: 0399557555. OCLC Number:

. .

Alec, a sixth-grade bookworm always in trouble for reading instead of listening and participating in class, starts a book club, solely to have a place to read, and discovers that real life, although messy, can be as exciting as the stories in his favorite books.


Awards

Brave Norman

  • Henry Bergh Award Honor Book, ASPCA
  • Dogku

  • Bank Street Best Books of the Year
  • Black Eyed Susan Book Award Master List, State of Maryland
  • Golden Sower Masterlist, Nebraska
  • KIND Children's Book Award Honor Book
  • Bluegrass Award, Kentucky
  • Monarch Award Master List, Illinois
  • Children's Book Award Master List, North Carolina
  • Beehive Award Master List, Utah
  • A Million Dots

  • Prairie Pasque Award, South Dakota
  • SSLI Book Award Honor Book
  • Young Hoosier Book Award Master List, Indiana
  • Big Al and Shrimpy

  • Young Hoosier Book Award Master List, Indiana
  • Double Trouble in Walla Walla

  • Children's Books Mean Business, CBC
  • Young Hoosier Book Award, Indiana
  • Jake Drake, Bully Buster

  • Pick of the Lists, ABA
  • The Map Trap

  • Black Eyed Susan Book Award Master List, Maryland
  • Charlie May Simon Book Award ML, Arkansas
  • Gate City Book Award Master List, New Hampshire
  • State Reading Circle List Intermediate Title, Kansas
  • Horned Toad Tales List, Texas
  • Readers Choice Award Master List, Virginia
  • Volunteer State Book Award Master List, Tennessee
  • William Allen White Children's Book Award Master List, Kansas
  • State Reading Association's Reading List, Wisconsin
  • About Average

  • Keystone to Reading Book Award Master List, Pennsylvania
  • Troublemaker

  • Best Children's Book of the Year Selection Title, Bank Street
  • Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Award Master List, Vermont
  • We the Children

  • Great Stone Face Book Award Master List, New Hampshire
  • Young Readers' Choice Master List, Louisiana
  • Student Book Award Master List, Maine
  • Children's Book Award Master List, Massachusetts
  • Extra Credit

  • Best Books of the Year - with Outstanding Merit, Bank Street
  • Bluestem Book Award Master List, Illinois
  • Booklinks Lasting Connections
  • Notable Social Studies Trade Book, CBC/NCSS
  • Charlie May Simon Book Award ML, Arkansas
  • Christopher Award
  • Celebrate With Books Selection, Cleveland Public Library
  • Golden Sower Masterlist, Nebraska
  • ILA/CBC Children's Choices
  • Children's Choice Award Master List, Iowa
  • Bluegrass Award Master List, Kentucky
  • Land of Enchantment Children's Master List, New Mexico
  • Young Readers' Choice Master List, Louisiana
  • Parents' Choice Award
  • Rebecca Caudill Award Master List, Illinois
  • Sunshine State Young Reader's Award Master List, Florida
  • Beehive Award Master List, Utah
  • Volunteer State Book Award Master List, Tennessee
  • William Allen White Children's Book Award Master List, Kansas
  • Lost and Found

  • Charlie May Simon Book Award Master List, Arkansas
  • Children's Book Award Master List, Colorado
  • Indian Paintbrush Book Award Master List, Wyoming
  • Children's Book Award Master List, Massachusetts
  • Volunteer State Book Award, Tennessee
  • Young Hoosier Book Award Master List, Indiana
  • No Talking

  • New York Times Bestseller
  • Bank Street Best Books of the Year
  • Black Eyed Susan Book Award, Maryland
  • Bluestem Book Award Master List, Illinois
  • Young Reader Medal, California
  • Charlie May Simon Book Award Master List, Arkansas
  • Children's Crown Award
  • Children's Book Award Master List, Colorado
  • Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Award Master List, Vermont
  • Flicker Tale Children's Book Award Master List, North Dakota
  • Golden Archer Award Master List, Wisconsin
  • Great Stone Face Book Award Master List, New Hampshire
  • Indian Paintbrush Book Award Master List, Wyoming
  • Children's Choice Award Master List, Iowa
  • Bluegrass Award Master List, Kentucky
  • Land of Enchantment Children's Master List, New Mexico
  • Children's Book Award Master List, Massachusetts
  • Maud Hart Lovelace Award Master List, Minnesota
  • 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing, New York Public Library
  • Battle of the Books List, Oregon
  • Literary Award Finalist, PEN USA
  • Young Reader's Choice Award Master List, Pacific Northwest
  • Reader's Choice Award, Pennsylvania
  • Prairie Pasque Award, South Dakota
  • Sunshine State Young Reader's Award Master List, Florida
  • Beehive Award Master List, Utah
  • Readers Choice Award Master List, Virginia
  • Volunteer State Book Award Master List, Tennessee
  • Children's Book Award Master List, West Virginia
  • Room One

  • Charlie May Simon Book Award Master List, Arkansas
  • Edgar Allan Poe Award
  • Golden Sower Master List, Nebraska
  • Indian Paintbrush Book Award Master List, Wyoming
  • Young Readers' Choice Master List, Louisiana
  • Young Reader's Choice Award Master List, Pacific Northwest
  • Book Award Honor Book, SSLI
  • Young Hoosier Book Award, Indiana
  • Things Hoped For

  • Starred Review, Publishers Weekly
  • Lunch Money

  • Best Books of the Year, Bank Street
  • Notable Social Studies Trade Book, CBC/NCSS
  • Charlie May Simon Honor Book, Arkansas
  • Garden State Children's Book Award, New Jersey Library Association
  • Golden Archer Award Master List, Wisconsin
  • Kansas State Reading Circle List Starred Intermediate Title
  • Maud Hart Lovelace Award Master List, Minnesota
  • Nene Award Master List, Hawaii
  • The Last Holiday Concert

  • Charlie May Simon Book Award Master List, Arkansas
  • Common Sense Media Best Book Award
  • Garden State Children's Book Award, New Jersey Library Association
  • Great Stone Face Book Award Master List, New Hampshire
  • Kansas State Reading Circle List Intermediate Title
  • Bluegrass Award Master List, Kentucky
  • Young Readers' Choice Master List, Louisiana
  • Mark Twain Award Master List, Missouri
  • Children's Book Award Master List, North Carolina
  • Children's Book Award Master List, Rhode Island
  • Prairie Pasque Children's Book Award Master List, South Dakota
  • Young Readers List, Virginia
  • Volunteer State Book Award Master List, Tennessee
  • William Allen White Children's Book Award Master List, Kansas
  • Young Hoosier Book Award Master List, Indiana
  • The Report Card

  • Blue Hen Book Award Master List, Delaware
  • Charlie May Simon Book Award Master List, Arkansas
  • Charlotte Award Suggested Reading List, New York
  • Gate City Book Award Master List, New Hampshire
  • Golden Archer Award Master List, Wisconsin
  • Reading Circle List Intermediate Title, Kansas
  • Bluegrass Award, Kentucky
  • Land of Enchantment Children's Master List, New Mexico
  • Mark Twain Award Master List, Missouri
  • Parents' Choice Award
  • SSLI Book Award Honor Book
  • William Allen White Children's Book Award Master List, Kansas
  • A Week in the Woods

  • Golden Sower Masterlist, Nebraska
  • Children's Choices, ILA/CBC
  • Bluegrass Award, Kentucky
  • Keystone to Reading Book Award, Pennsylvania
  • Land of Enchantment Children's Master List, New Mexico
  • The Jacket

  • Booklinks Lasting Connections
  • Young Readers' Choice Master List, Louisiana
  • The School Story

  • Young Reader Medal, California
  • Indian Paintbrush Book Award Master List, Wyoming
  • The Janitor's Boy

  • Nene Award Master List, Hawaii
  • Frindle

  • Black Eyed Susan Book Award< Maryland
  • Capitol Choices List, Washington, DC
  • Charlie May Simon Children's Book Award, Arkansas
  • Best of the Best, Chicago Public Library
  • Christopher Award
  • Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Award Master List, Vermont
  • Family Fun Magazine - Best Kids Books
  • Children's Book Award, Georgia
  • Golden Sower Master List, Nebraska
  • Great Stone Face Children's Book Award, New Hampshire
  • Horn Book Fanfare
  • Judy Lopez Memorial Award Honor Book
  • Bluegrass Award Master List, Kentucky
  • Land of Enchantment Children's Master List, New Mexico
  • Student Book Award Master List, Maine
  • Children's Book Award, Massachusetts
  • Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award, Minnesota
  • 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing, New York Public Library
  • Young Readers' Award, Nevada
  • Children's Book Award, North Carolina
  • Battle of the Books List, Oregon
  • Young Reader's Choice Award, Pacific Northwest
  • Parents' Choice Silver Honor Winner
  • Young Reader's Choice Award Pennsylvania
  • Phoenix Award Winner
  • Prairie Pasque Award, South Dakota
  • Rebecca Caudill Young Reader's Book Award, Illinois
  • Children's Book Award, Rhode Island
  • Sasquatch Reading Award, Washington
  • Sequoyah Children's Master List, Oklahoma
  • Sunshine State Young Reader's Award Master List, Florida
  • Bluebonnet Master List, Texas
  • Children's Choice Award, Utah
  • Young Readers List, Virginia
  • William Allen White Children's Book Award, Kansas
  • Young Hoosier Book Award, Indiana
  • ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2013

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