I have collected a lot of awards

This can happen if you have been writing for 40 years!

Awards and Honors

2011 Anne V. Zarrow Award for Young Readers’ Literature

Maine State Library Katahdin Award for lifetime achievment in childrens’ literature

Bank Street College of Education Best Books of the Year 2011: Ashes

Smithsonian Notable Books for Children list for 2009: One Beetle Too Many

John Burroughs Association Nature Books for Young Readers: The Most Beautiful Roof in the World & John Muir: America's First Environmentalist

2006 IRA Teachers' Choice: Broken Song

Boston Globe Horn Book Award: Weaver's Gift

Newbery Honor: Sugaring Time

ALA Best Book for Young Adults: Beyond the Burning Time

National Jewish Book Award: The Night Journey & Marven of the Great North Woods

New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book: She's Wearing a Dead Bird on Her Head!

American Bookseller's Pick of The List: True North

Library of Congress Notable Book and Parents' Choice Honor Book: The Librarian Who Measured the Earth

Edgar Allen Poe Nominee, Best Children's Mystery of The Year: Alice Rose and Sam & Double Trouble Squared

National Academy of Science, Best Book of The Year: Monarchs

The Washington Post / Children's Book Guild Award: for the body of Lasky's non-fiction work

Orbis Pictus Honor for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children: The Man Who Made Time Travel & John Muir: America's First Environmentalist

Subaru/SB&F Key Award for Science Concepts Nominee

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