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Our books have won over 60 major awards since our first list in 2013:


Ada Byron Lovelace

and the Thinking Machine

Booklist Top Ten Books in Science and Health
Booklist Editor's Choice: Books for Youth 2015
National Science Teachers Association Outstanding Science Trade Book
California Reading Association Eureka Gold Medal Winner
Cook Prize Honor
2016 Amelia Bloomer List
Assoc. of Childrens Librarians of Northern California Outstanding Book
Junior Library Guild Selection
Outstanding Merit, Bank Street Best Children's Books 2016
Patterson Prize Winner 

Society of Illustrators, Original Art Show 2016

ILA-CBC Children's Choices Reading List

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All Out of Pretty

In the Margins Award Shortlist

Bank Street Books Best Children's Books of the Year 2019


Amelia's Middle-School Graduation Yearbook

Kirkus Best Children's Books of 2015

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Beautiful Shades of Brown:

The Art of Laura Wheeler Waring

NCSS-CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Book

Eureka! Nonfiction Book Award Honoree

Northern Lights Book Award Winner


The Big Bang Book

NSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Book​

Sakura Medal Shortlist, 2021

​Ezra Jack Keats Award Nominee


Cock-a-Doodle Oops!

ILA Honor Book

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Caravaggio: Painter on the Run

Junior Library Guild Selection



Junior Library Guid Selection

Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection Award

Kirkus Best Picture Books of 2019

Golden Duck Notable Picture Book

Floyd's Pick Book Award

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Irving Berlin: The Immigrant Boy Who Made America Sing

CBCB 2019 Notable Social Studies Trade Book

Association of Jewish Libraries Sydney Taylor Notable Book

2nd Place Winner, North Texas Book Festival

In a Village By the Sea

Junior Library Guild Selection

Georgia Book Award Nominee
Nutmeg Book Award Nominee
Cybils Finalist
2015 NY Public Library 100 Books for Reading and Sharing List
Pennsylvania Center for the Book Best Children's Books of 2016
Northern California Book Award Winner

Kate Warne: Pinkerton Detective

Junior Library Guild Selection

NCSS-CBC Notable Social Studies 2018 Selection

ILA-CBC Children's Choices List 2018

Amelia Bloomer List 2018



Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book of the Year 2018

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Manjhi Moves a Mountain

Sakura Medal Shortlist, 2021

South Asia Book Award

Junior Library Guild Selection

Eureka Honor Book

Ezra Jack Keats Award Finalist

Children's & Teen Choice Book Awards Finalist

ILA-CBC Children's Choices List

NCSS-CBC Notable Social Studies Selection 2018

North Texas Book Awards Finalist

Anne Izard Storytellers' Choice Award

Northern Lights Book Award Winner

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Martin & Anne: The Kindred Spirits of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Anne Frank

Northern Lights Book Award Winner

Notable Book for a Global Society

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Minnie & Moo: Hooves of Fire

Kirkus Best Children's Books of 2014

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No Steps Behind: Beate Sirota Gordon's Battle for Women's Rights in Japan

Freeman Award Winner

National Jewish Book Award Finalist

Junior Library Guild Selection

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Numbers in Motion: Sophie Kowalevski, Queen of Mathematics

National Science Teacher Association Best STEM Book

Mathical Honor Book

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Sweet Dreams, Sarah

NCSS Notable Book

Eureka Honor Book

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Wheels of Change

National Council for Teachers of Social Studies Notable Book for 2014


Wilcox & Griswold Mystery:
The Case of the Missing Carrot Cake

Best Children's Books of 2015, Kirkus Reviews

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Wilcox & Griswold Mystery:
The Case of the Poached Egg

Independent Publisher Book Awards Silver Medal

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Wishes, Dares, & How to Stand Up to a Bully

NCTE 2021 Notable Verse Novel

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