Award Winners

Molly’s Tuxedo

  • 2024 Charlotte Huck Recommended Title
  • 2024 Bookstagang Future Classic
  • Rainbow Book List Selection
  • Chickadee Award Nominee

Unstoppable: How Bayard Rustin Organized the 1963 March on Washington

  • 2024 Black KidLit Award for Best Illustrations
  • 2024 Bookstagang Award for Best Biography
  • Rainbow Book List Selection

Grandad’s Pride

  • Top Ten Rainbow List Title
  • 2024 Bookstagang Future Classic

Grandad’s Camper

  • 2022 Waterstones Children’s Book Prize
  • 2022 Stonewall Honor
  • 2022 Rainbow Booklist Top Ten Title
  • 2023 British Book Award for Children’s Illustrated Book of the Year

I’m Not Missing

  • Shortlisted for a Reading the West Book Award

Pauli Murray: The Life of a Pioneering Feminist and Civil Rights Activist

  • Shortlisted for a 2023 Cybils Award
  •  2023 Septima P. Clark Book Award

Ghosts Come Rising

  • 2023 CBC Children’s Favorite Winner
  • A 2023 CBC Teacher Favorites Winner
  • 2024 Texas Lone Star Selection

Magic Ramen: The Story of Momofuku Ando

  • Sakura Award 2020 Winner
  • Junior Library Guild Selection
  • Read Across America ‘Book of the Month May 2021’
  • Nutmeg Book Awards – 2021 Elementary Grades 2-3 Nominee
  • 2021 Washington Children’s Choice Picture Book Award
  • 2022 Monarch Award: Illinois’ K-3 Readers’ Choice Award
  • Nevada Young Readers Nominee
  • Center for Multicultural Children’s Literature Best Book of 2019 List
  • University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education ‘The Best Books for Young Readers of 2019’ list
  • Smithsonian Magazine ’10 Best Children’s Books of 2019′ List
  • Here Wee Read ‘The 45 Best Diverse Children’s Books of 2019′ List

Monster and Me 1: Who’s the Scaredy-Cat?

  • 2023 CBC Children’s Favorite Winner

Dear Reader

  • Shortlisted for CLEL Bell Picture Book Award for Early Literacy

The Roots of Rap: 16 Bars on the 4 Pillars of Hip-Hop

  • Junior Library Guild Selection
  • Golden Kite Honor Books for Picture Book Illustration
  • Society of Illustrators Silver Medal Award Winner
  • New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association ‘Book of the Year’ Finalist
  • Chicago Public Library Best of the Best 2019 List
  • NYPL Best Books of 2019 List
  • Booklist ‘Top Ten Arts Books for Youth 2019’

Freedom in Congo Square

  • Caldecott Honor
  • Corretta Scott King Illustrator Honor
  • Junior Library Guild Selection
  • Charlotte Zolotow Award Winner
  • Arnold Adoff Poetry Award for Early Readers Winner
  • NYT Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2016 List

Prince & Knight

  • ALA Top 100 Most Banned and Challenged Books
  • ALA Top 10 Most Banned and Challenged Books 2019
  • Bookstaging’s Best of 2020 Winner

Uncle Bobby’s Wedding

  • ALA Top 100 Most Banned and Challenged Books
  • ALA Top 10 Most Banned and Challenged Books 2019
  • Bookstaging’s Best of 2020 Winner

Midsummer’s Mayhem

  • Winner of the Massachusetts’s Book Awards Honor
  • Indie Next Pick
  • Indies Introduce Selection
  • Nerdy Book Club Award Winner
  • A Mighty Girl ‘2019 Books of the Year’ List
  • Betsy Bird ‘Favorite Middle-Grade Novels of 2019’ List
  • Kirkus ‘Best Books of 2019’ List
  • The Guardian ‘Top 10 Classic Stories Retold’ List

The Alien Next Door #1: The New Kid

  • Florida Sunshine State Younger Readers Award Winner

Isle of Misfits #1: First Class

  • Washington State Otter Award Nominee

Making Their Voices Heard: The Inspiring Friendship of Ella Fitzgerald and Marilyn Monroe

  • Texas Topaz Youth Non-fiction Reading List

Queen of Tejano Music – Selena

  • Texas Topaz Youth Non-fiction Reading List
  • Chicago Public Library’s Best of the Best 2020 List Society of Illustrators Feature

The Fighting Infantryman: Albert D.J. Cashier, Transgender Civil War Soldier

  • Bookstaging’s Best of 2020
  • 2019 Eureka! Honor Award Winner

The Inside Battle

  • NYPL Best Books for Kids 2020


  • Kansas Notable Book Award Winner
  • Nominee: William Allen White Award
  • Fall 2019 Kids’ Indie Next List

Colin Collects Colors

  • World Illustration Award Nominee

The Colors of the Rain

  • Arnold Adoff Poetry Honor for New Voices

Parrots, Pugs and Pixie Dust: A Book About Fashion Designer Judith Leiber

  • Sydney Taylor Book Awards Nominee
  • Tablet Magazine ‘The Best Jewish Children’s Books of 2019’ List

M is for Melanin

  • Here Wee Reade ‘The 45 Best Diverse Children’s Books of 2019′ List

Jack (Not Jackie)

  • Buzzfeed ’21 Children’s Books About Gender Identity and Gender Expression That Should Be on Every Kid’s List’
  • 9781499808865

    Grandpa Grumps

    By Katrina Moore, Illustrated by Xindi Yan
    Pub Date: April 7, 2020

Grandpa Grumps

  • Wisconsin State Reading Association 2021 Recommendations List

Pies from Nowhere: How Georgia Gilmore Sustained the Montgomery Bus Boycott

  • Huffington Post ‘Children’s Books with Characters of Diverse Body Types’ List

Saving the Countryside: The Story of Beatrix Potter and Peter Rabbit

  • World Magazine ‘Picture Book of the Year 2020!’

Always Human

  • New York Times ’10 Comic Books to Celebrate Pride’
  • 9781499810332


    By Ann Bausum, Illustrated by Kyung Eun Han
    Pub Date: June 2, 2020


  • CCBC Choices 2021

The Perfect Sofa

  • Children’s and Teen’s Choice Book Award Finalist