Awards and Honours, 

The Complete List


When Catch Me Once, Catch Me Twice was first published in 1994, it received little attention.
The press, Creative Publishers, had never published a young adult novel, and I was unknown. The book wasn't even included in the Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice annual list of recommended books. I had no expectations of a publishing career, so this didn't bother me. I was already working on my second book, which was actually a rewrite of an unpublishable novel I'd written earlier. When that book, To Dance at the Palais Royale appeared two years later, it won three awards. I was astonished. To date, my books have won twelve awards, and I continue to be surprised every time. I feel very fortunate to have been honored in this way.  

Here is a list of my awards, shortlistings and honours.

Dragon Seer's Gift
Awards
Violet Downey Book Award,  IODE National Chapter of Canada, 2012.

Honours
Canadian Library Association, Book of the Year Honour Book, 2012.

Short List Finalist
Manitoba Young Readers Choice Award, 2012-2013
Red Cedar Book Award, British Columbia's Readers Choice Award, 2012-2013
Silver Birch Award, Ontario Library Association Forest of Reading Award Program, 2013.

Dragon Seer
Short List Finalist
 
TD Canadian Children's Literature Award, 2010.
Young Adult Book Award, Canadian Library Association, 2010.
Book of the Year, Canadian Library Association, 2010.

The Raintree Rebellion
Awards
Newfoundland and Labrador Book Award, Bruneau Family Children’s        
              Literature Award, 2008.

    Short List Finalist
       
Red Maple Award, Ontario Library Association, 2007.
       
Ann Connor-Brimer Award, Nova Scotia Library Association, 2007.

    Best Book List
           
OLA Best Bets Top Ten Books for Young Adutls, 2006.
       
Brave Jack and the Unicorn
    Awards
         Newfoundland and Labrador Book Award, Bruneau Family Children’s        
              Literature Award, 2006.

    Short List Finalist
        Silver Birch Award, Ontario Library Association, 2006.

     Best Books List
       
Canadian Children's Book Centre, Our Choice, 2006, starred selection.
        Notable Books for Young Children, 2005-2006, Cary Memorial Library,                 Lexington, Massachusetts.
        Best Books of 2005, Resource Links Magazine.

An Earthly Knight
    Awards
        Newfoundland and Labrador Book Award, Bruneau Family Children’s      
            Literature Award, 2004.
  
   
Honours
        Mr. Christie Award, Silver Seal, senior category, 2004.
        Honour Book, Young Adult Book Award, Canadian Library Association,                        2004.
       The Stellar Book Award, Young Readers’ Choice Awards of British Columbia,                Honour Book, 2006.

     Short List Finalist  
        Red Maple Award, Ontario Library Association, 2003.
        Manitoba Young Readers Award, 2004.
        Saskatchewan Snow Willow Award, 2004.
        Ann Connor-Brimer Award, Nova Scotia Library Association, 2004.

      Best Books Lists
        Canadian Children's Book Centre, Our Choice, 2004, starred selection.
        American Library Association, Best Books for Young Adults, 2005.
        Books for the Teen Age, New York City Public Library, 2005.
        Best of the Year 2003, Resource Links Magazine.
        Best of 2003, Amazon.ca.

The Secret Under My Skin
    Awards
        Ruth Schwartz Award, novel category, 2001.
        Mr. Christie Award, Gold Seal, senior category.
        Ann Connor Brimer Award, Nova Scotia Library Association, 2001.
        Newfoundland and Labrador Book Award, Bruneau Family Children’s
            Literature Award, 2002.

    Honours   
    Honour Book, Green Earth Book Award, 2006.

    Short List Finalist
         
Maine Student Book Awards, 2006-2007.
        The Arthur Ellis Award, Best Juvenile Novel, 2001.
        Red Maple Award, Ontario Library Association, 2001.
        Manitoba Young Readers Award, 2002.

    Best Books List
       
CCBC Choices, 2005, Cooperative Children's Book Center, 2006.
        Books for the Teen Age, New York City Public Library, 2006.     
        2006 Teen Advisory Board Pick, Department of Libraries, Arlington County,
             Virginia.
       
Great Books for Teens 2005, Annotated List, Baltimore County Public          
            Library.

        Texas Library Association Tayshas High School Reading List, 2005.
       
Best Books for Teens, 2005, Chapel Hill Public Library, Chapel Hill, North
             Carolina.
       
2005 Teen Reading List, Oakland Public Library, Oakland California.
        Canadian Children's Book Centre, Our Choice, 2002, starred selection.
        100 of the Best Titles for Young Adults, Toronto Public Library, 2002.
       

The Saltbox Sweater
    Short List Finalist
        Hackmatack Award, Atlantic Canada’s readers choice award, 2004.


Make or Break Spring
   

    Awards
        Ann Connor Brimer Award, Nova Scotia Library Association, 1999.
        Writers' Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador/NewTel Children's Literature Award, 1998-99.

    Short List Finalist
    Governor General's Literary Awards, Children's Literature, Text, 1998.
    Mr. Christie Book Award, 1998.
    Ruth Schwartz Children's Book Award, Canadian Booksellers Association  and
         the Ontario Arts Council, 1999.
    Red Maple Award, Ontario Library Association, 1999.
    Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People, Canadian
         Children's Book Centre, 1998.
    Manitoba Young Readers Award, 2000.


    Best Book Lists
        Canadian Children's Book Centre, Our Choice, '98-99, starred selection.
        Honourable Mention, "Best Books of 1998," Children's Fiction, Quill &  
              Quire, February, 1999, p.43.
        "Recommended Reading,Canada at War 1939-1945,
" Toronto Public Library
              Website.
        Michigan City Public Library Reader Advisory Teen Pages Website

To Dance at the Palais Royale
    Awards
        Ann Conner-Brimer Award, Nova Scotia Library Association,  1997.
        Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People, 1997.
        Violet Downey Book Award,  IODE National Chapter of Canada, 1997.
   
    Honours
       
Honour Book, Young Adult Book Award, Canadian Library Association,                      1997.    

    Short List Finalist    
    Mr. Christie's Book Award, 1996.
    The Blue Heron Book Award, 1997/98.    
    Writers' Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador/Hibernia Children's Literature
          Award, 1998.
    Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award, 1999.

    Best Book Lists
    Books for the Teen Age, The New York City Public Library, 2000.
    Top Ten Books for Grades 7 to 10, 1997, Resource Links Magazine.
    Canadian Children's Book Centre, Our Choice, ‘97-98.
    
100 of the Best Titles for Young Adults, Toronto Public Library, 2002.
    Best Seller List (Fiction), Quill & Quire "Books for Young People," January,
      1998.

Catch Me Once, Catch Me Twice

Best Book Lists
   
Yesterdays Stories: Notable Books With Canadian Historical Themes, "Read Up On It" series, National Library of Canada, 1996.
    1998 Summer Reading Club, British Columbia Library Association.
   
"Recommended Reading, Canada at War 1939-1945," Toronto Public Library
         Website.


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