Mr. Ferris and His Wheel

  • Junior Library Guild selection
  • American Scientist, Gift Guide 2014: Books on Science, Tech, Engineering, and Math
  • Bank Street College Center for Children’s Literature, Cook Prize (STEM) Finalist
  • Barnes & Noble 2014: “This Season’s Best Books for Aspiring Young Builders” BookPage magazine
  • CCBC 2015 Choices, Cooperative Children’s Book Center, University of Wisconsin
  • Chicago Public Library Best Books of 2014
  • Chicago Tribune’s 2015 Children’s Read & Write Program
  • Huffington Post, “26 Entertaining and Educational Books for Back-to-School Season”
  • Nerdy Book Club Award for Nonfiction Picture Books 2014
  • Oppenheim Best Books, Platinum and Gold Seals
  • Orbis Pictus Honor Book, NCTE, Outstanding Nonfiction for Children
  • Society of Illustrators, The Original Art 2014, Exhibition of Children’s Book Illustration
  • Utah’s Beehive Book Award nominee, “Information Book” category
  • Illinois School Library 2017 Monarch Award Master List

 

The Marvelous Thing That Came From a Spring

  • Junior Library Guild Selection
  • School Library Journal’s 100 Scope Notes top 20 Books of 2016 list
  • School Library Journal’s Fuse 8 Best nonfiction picture book list 2016
  • All the Wonders Best of 2016 Nonfiction Picture Books list
  • Book Links, an educational supplement for Booklist. It is included in their feature article

“Overlooked Inventors and Their Notable Inventions.” November 2016 issue

  • CBC’s Best STEM Books list 2016
  • Eurika! Honor Award from the California Reading Association
  • The Missourian magazine holiday gift ideas
  • 2016 Nerdie Book award: Best of Non-fiction list
  • Chicago Public Library Best of the Best 2016
  • NSTA Best Stem Book 2017
  • Bank Street Best List, 2017
  • 2nd place in Nonfiction in 2017 New York Book Show
  • Texas Horned Toad Tales List
  • 2018 Washington Children’s Choice Picture Book Award Master List
  • 2018-19 Louisiana Readers’ Choice Award Nominee
  • 2019 Grand Canyon Reader Award Nominees
  • 2019 Wisconsin State Reading Association’s Reading List
  • 2019 Montana Treasure State Award Nominee

Soldier Song

  • 3×3 Illustration Annual 2017
  • Society of Illustrators Original Art Exhibition 2017, silver medal
  • Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2017
  • selected for the Texas Library Association’s 2018 Topaz list
  • Honorable Mention in Huffington Post’s Best Picture Books of 2017
  • CBC’s Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People 2018

 

 How The Cookie Crumbled

  • Junior Library Guild Selection
  • School Library Journal’s Fuse 8 Best nonfiction picture book list 2017
  • CBC’s Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People 2018
  • Bank Street’s 2018 Irma Black Honor
  • Bank Street 2018 Best Children’s Book List
  • Texas Topaz Non-Fiction Reading List 2019
  • Texas Horned Toad Tales List

ITCH!

  • Junior Library Guild Selection
  • Finalist for 2019 AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books in the Middle Grade Science Book category
  • Chicago Public Library Best Books of 2018 List
  • Bank Street 2019 Best Children’s Book List

ROTTEN!

  • Junior Library Guild Selection
  • Bank Street 2020 Best Children’s Book List