Outstanding Backlist

Never Again: The Parkland Shooting and the Teen Activists Leading a Movement

From the Series Gateway Biographies

Starred Reviews

Notable Awards

  • Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year, Winner, 2020

The Runaways

Starred Reviews

Notable Awards

  • Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year, Winner, 2020
  • Kirkus Best Middle-Grade Book, Winner, 2019
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, Winner, 2019

Monkey on the Run

Starred Reviews

Notable Awards

  • New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book, Winner, 2019

Sweet Dreams, Sarah

Notable Awards

  • NCSS/CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books, Winner, 2020

The Vast Wonder of the World: Biologist Ernest Everett Just

Starred Reviews

Notable Awards

  • NCSS/CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, Winner, 2019
  • Children’s Book Committee at the Bank Street Center for Children’s Literature Best Children’s Books of the Year, Winner, 2019
  • Carter G. Woodson Book Award, Winner, 2019

I, Claudia

Starred Reviews

Notable Awards

  • Michael L. Printz Honor Book, Commended, 2019
  • Children's Book Committee at the Bank Street Center for Children's Literature Best Children’s Books of the Year, Winner, 2019
  • Booklist Editor's Choice, Winner, 2018
  • Kirkus Best Teen Books of the Year, Winner, 2018

You're Snug With Me

Starred Reviews

Notable Awards

  • Children’s Book Committee at the Bank Street Center for Children’s Literature Best Children’s Books of the Year, Winner, 2019
  • Kirkus Best Children's Books, Winner, 2018
  • Booklist Editor's Choice, Winner, 2018

My Beijing: Four Stories of Everyday Wonder

Starred Reviews

Notable Awards

  • Batchelder Honor Book, Commended, 2019
  • ALA Notable Children's Books, Winner, 2019
  • Eisner Nominee, Nominated, 2019
  • New York Times Notable Children's Books, Winner, 2018

Eavesdropping on Elephants: How Listening Helps Conservation

Notable Awards

  • NSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Books, Winner, 2019
  • Children’s Book Committee at the Bank Street Center for Children’s Literature Best Children’s Books of the Year, Winner, 2019

No Crystal Stair: A Documentary Novel of the Life and Work of Lewis Michaux, Harlem Bookseller

Starred Reviews

Notable Awards

  • NCTE Notable Children's Book in the Language Arts, Winner, 2013
  • Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year, Winner, 2013
  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, Winner, 2013
  • Kirkus Best Teen Books of the Year, Winner, 2012
  • Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, Winner, 2012

Seeing into Tomorrow: Haiku by Richard Wright

Starred Reviews

Notable Awards

  • NCTE Notable Poetry Books, Winner, 2019
  • School Library Journal Best Book, Winner, 2018

Can I Touch Your Hair?: Poems of Race, Mistakes, and Friendship

Starred Reviews

Notable Awards

  • NCTE Notable Poetry Books, Winner, 2019
  • ALA Notable Children's Books, Winner, 2019
  • Kirkus Best Middle-Grade Books of the Year, Winner, 2018

Snowy Owl Invasion!: Tracking an Unusual Migration

From the Series Sandra Markle's Science Discoveries

Starred Reviews

Notable Awards

  • NSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Books, Winner, 2019
  • Children’s Book Committee at the Bank Street Center for Children’s Literature Best Children’s Books of the Year, Winner, 2019
  • Kirkus Best Middle-Grade Books of the Year, Winner, 2018

Dig In!: 12 Easy Gardening Projects Using Kitchen Scraps

Notable Awards

  • AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books Finalist, Short-listed, 2019

Dazzle Ships: World War I and the Art of Confusion

Starred Reviews

Notable Awards

  • ALA Notable Children's Books, Winner, 2018
  • NCSS/CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People, Winner, 2018
  • Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year, Winner, 2018
  • Orbis Pictus Award Honor, Short-listed, 2017

Auma's Long Run

Starred Reviews

Notable Awards

  • Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year, Winner, 2018
  • Kirkus Best Middle-Grade Books of the Year, Winner, 2017