Outstanding Backlist

Thanku: Poems of Gratitude

Notable Awards

  • ALA Notable Children's Books, Winner, 2020
  • NCTE Notable Children's Book in the Language Arts, Winner, 2020
  • Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year, Winner, 2020

Growing Up Gorilla: How a Zoo Baby Brought Her Family Together

Notable Awards

  • 2021 AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books Finalist, Short-listed, 2021
  • Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year, Winner, 2020

Summer Green to Autumn Gold: Uncovering Leaves' Hidden Colors

Starred Reviews

Notable Awards

  • AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books Longlist, Long-listed, 2020

The American Dream?: A Journey on Route 66 Discovering Dinosaur Statues, Muffler Men, and the Perfect Breakfast Burrito

Starred Reviews

Notable Awards

  • Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year, Winner, 2020
  • NPR Best Books of the Year, Winner, 2019

Sincerely, Harriet

Starred Reviews

Notable Awards

  • YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens, Winner, 2020
  • Kirkus Best Middle-Grade Book, Winner, 2019

I Am Farmer: Growing an Environmental Movement in Cameroon

Notable Awards

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

The Woolly Monkey Mysteries: The Quest to Save a Rain Forest Species

From the Series Sandra Markle's Science Discoveries

Starred Reviews

Notable Awards

  • NSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Books, Winner, 2020
  • Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year, Winner, 2020

Let 'Er Buck!: George Fletcher, the People's Champion

Starred Reviews

Notable Awards

  • Orbis Pictus Recommended Book, Commended, 2020
  • ALA Notable Children's Books, Winner, 2020
  • NCSS/CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books, Winner, 2020
  • Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year, Winner, 2020
  • Kirkus Best Children's Books, Winner, 2019

Lion of the Sky: Haiku for All Seasons

Starred Reviews

Notable Awards

  • NCTE Notable Poetry Books, Winner, 2020
  • ALA Notable Children's Books, Winner, 2020
  • NCTE Notable Children's Book in the Language Arts, Winner, 2020
  • Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year, Winner, 2020
  • Kirkus Best Children's Books, Winner, 2019

Flower Talk: How Plants Use Color to Communicate

Notable Awards

  • 2020 Cook Prize Honor Book, Winner, 2020
  • 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

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

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