AWARDS

Winner of the 2006 Allan Sangster Award
for outstanding dedication and service to the
Canadian Authors Association

DRAGONMASTER

  • The Canadian Children’s Centre’s Best Books 2010

A DESPERATE ROAD TO FREEDOM, The Underground Railroad Diary of Julia May Jackson

  • The Canadian Children’s Centre’s Best Books 2010

  • Shortlisted for the 2011/2012 Red Cedar Award

ANGELINE

  • Canadian Children’s Book Centre Our Choice 2005 (Starred review)

  • Nominated for the 2006/2007 Stellar Award

  • Selected as an Honour Book for the Geoffrey Bilson Historical Award, 2005

  • Nominated for the 2005 IODE Violet Downey Award

  • Nominated for the Ontario Library Association White Pine Award, 2006

  • Nominated for the 2006 Manitoba Young Readers’ Choice Award

THERE WILL BE WOLVES

  • Winner of the Canadian Library Association 1993 Young Adult Canadian Book Award

  • Chosen as One of the 100 Best Canadian Books for Today’s Children and Teens
    Selected by the Children’s Librarians of the Toronto Public Library

  • One of the Year’s Best Books, The American Library Association, 1996

  • Shortlisted for the Manitoba Young Readers’ Choice Award, 1996

  • Selected by The Child Study Children’s Book Committee Children’s Books of the Year, U.S.A., for 1996

  • Canadian Children’s Book Centre, Our Choice, 1995/96

DRAGONFIRE

  • Winner of the Moose Jaw Young Readers’ Choice Award, 2001.

  • Shortlisted for the 2001 Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Award.

  • Shortlisted for the Manitoba Young Reader’s Choice Award, 2000.

  • One of the Best Books of 1999, Resource Links Magazine.

  • Canadian Children’s Book Centre, Our Choice, 1998/99.

  • Finalist for the Blue Heron Award 1996

WINDWARD ISLAND

  • Winner of the Max and Greta Ebel Award to a Canadian author of children’s books whose work best contributes to a greater understanding among people of different backgrounds, cultures and/or generations, 1990

  • Shortlisted for the Manitoba Young Readers’ Choice Award, 1992

  • Canadian Children’s Book Centre, Our Choice, 1990

  • Nominated for the City of Dartmouth Fiction Award, 1990

THE OTHER ELIZABETH

  • Winner of the Commcept Canadian KidLit Contest Best Children’s Novel of the Year, 1979

YOU CAN’T RUSH A CAT

  • 2005 Saskatchewan Young Readers’ Choice Shining Willow Award

  • Canadian Children’s Book Centre Our Choice, 2004

  • Chosen as one of the year’s Best Bets for 2003 by the Ontario Library Association

  • Named as an Honour Book for the Blue Spruce Award, 2004

  • One of the Best Books of 2003, Resource Links Magazine

  • Chosen by the Bank Street College of Education in New York as one of the best books published in 2003

WITH NOTHING BUT OUR COURAGE, The Loyalist Diary of Mary MacDonald

  • One of the Best Books of 2002, Resource Links Magazine

  • Canadian Children’s Book Centre Our Choice, 2003

LIONHEART’S SCRIBE

  • Nominated for the 2002 Red Cedar Award

  • Shortlisted for the Manitoba Young Reader’s Choice Award, 2001

  • Shortlisted for a 2000 TORGI Talking Book of the Year Award

  • Shortlisted for the Silver Birch Award, 2000

  • Canadian Children’s Book Centre, Our Choice, 2000 (Starred)

WHISPERINGS OF MAGIC

  • Nominated for the 2002 Red Maple Award

  • Canadian Children’s Book Centre, Our Choice, 2002

SHADOWS ON A SWORD

  • Shortlisted for the Geoffrey Bilson Historical Award, 1997

  • Chosen as one of the outstanding books of 1996, The Canadian Children’s Book Centre

  • One of the Year’s Best Books, Resource Links, 1996

ANIMAL HEROES, MORE ANIMAL HEROES, THIRTEENTH CHILD

  • Canadian Children’s Book Centre, Our Choice, 1995/96; 1997/98

WRITE NOW!

  • Canadian Children’s Book Centre, Our Choice, 1990

THE HAUNTING AT CLIFF HOUSE, THE NINE DAYS QUEEN, THE STONE IN THE MEADOW

  • Canadian Children’s Book Centre, Our Choice, 1987/88