Awards and Recognition

  • New England Book Award, New England Booksellers Association, 2004
  • Notable Book Award, American Library Association, 2005
  • Massachusetts Book Award, 2005.
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science SB&F Award for Excellence in Science Books
  • Banks Street Cook Prize Honor Book
  • Booklist Editor’s Choice & Top 10 Book for Youth
  • A Cooperative Children’s Book Center Choice Title
  • A Kirkus Best Children’s Book Title
  • Massachusetts Book Award
  • New York Museum of Natural History Riverby Award
  • Junior Library Guild Selection
  • Nominee, America Association for the Advancement of Science SB&F Award for Excellence in Science Picture Books
  • Chosen by Kirkus as one of the best children’s books of 2014
  • Chosen by the HORN BOOK as one of the best books of 2014
  • On NY Public Library’s “100 Children’s Book Titles for Reading and Sharing List” in 2014
  • Short list, GREEN EARTH BOOK AWARD 2015