Outstanding Alumna Award, College of Arts and Sciences, Webster University

Affton School District Hall of Fame


Christopher Award: Friendship According to Humphrey

3 Children's Crown Awards

Rhode Island Children's Book Award (World)

Pennsylvania Keystone to Reading Award (World)

Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Award (World)

Iowa Children's Choice Award (World)

Washington State Sasquatch Award (World)

Oklahoma Sequoyah Award (World)

Nebraska Golden Sower Award (World)

A Richard and Judy Book (World - UK)

Richard and Judy Summer Book Club (Pet Show Panic - UK)

Tesco's Book Club (School - UK)

Shortlisted; Independent Booksellers Week Award (School - UK 2011)

Finalist; SCIBA Award (Summer - SoCal Independent Bookstores Award - US 2011)

World Book Day Book (UK: 2008, 2011)

California Young Readers Medal finalist (Sassafras, 2008)

Judy Lopez Memorial Award Honor Book, Women's National Book Association (Sassafras)

A Kids' BookPlanet Main Selection (Sassafras)

Featured in in the July, 2007 issue of Book Links magazine, published by the American Library Association (Sassafras)

Borders ORIGINAL VOICES selection and named one of their best books of the year (Sassafras)

Featured as recommended reading in BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS, March, 2006 (Sassafras)

Massachusetts Children's Book Award Honor Book (World)

Maud Hart Lovelace Award 2nd Place (World)

Bank Street College of Education - a Best Children's Book of the Year (World)

New York Library Association Book of the Season (Friendship)

Bank St. Children's Book Committee Best Book of the Year (Friendship)

Book Sense Spring Children's Book (Surprises)

Affton School District Hall of Fame 2006

Emmy Award
"Madeline" (Best Animated Show) 2002

Humanitas Finalist
"Madeline and the Giants" 2001

Emmy Nomination
"Madeline" (Best Animated Show) 2001


Humanitas Prize
"Fast Forward" 1996

Humanitas Finalist
"Madeline and the Treasure Hunt" 1996

Emmy nomination
"Big Boys Don't Cry" 1994

Humanitas Prize
"Big Boys Don't Cry" 1993

Humanitas Prize
Camp Candy, "Wish Upon a Fish," 1991

Writers' Guild of America Award
Best Children's Script, "But He Loves Me" 1991

Gold Apple
National Educational Media Network 1996

Cybermania '94
Best Children's Program, "Berenstain Bears on their Own"

Pappenheim Award
Jewish Family Services, "But He Loves Me"

ACE Nominations
"Welcome to Pooh Corner,"
"Too Smart for Strangers"

Cine Golden Eagles
"It Happened to Me,"
"But He Loves Me,"
"Big Boys Don't Cry"

Golden Cindy Awards
"Berenstain Bears on their Own;"
"Richard Scarry's Busiest Disc Ever"

Silver Plaque Award
Chicago International Film Festival

ANDY Award, New York Ad Club;
FLAIR Award, St. Louis Ad Club