All Book Awards and Selections                                                                             

      
Awards of
Particular Note

 
Hans Christian Anderson Award

The Headless Cupid
Sole nominee from the United States


National Book Award

Witches of Worm
One of five finalists


NY Spring Book Festival

The Egypt Game
First Prize
Season of Ponies
1964 Atheneum
American Library Association (ALA) Notable Book

The Velvet Room
1965 Atheneum
Junior Literary Guild selection
Arrow Book Club, Scholastic Books
Nominee for Oklahoma Sequoyah Award

Black and Blue Magic
1966 Atheneum
Arrow Book Club, Scholastic Books
California Elementary Collection, 2002

The Egypt Game
1967 Atheneum
Newbery Honor Book
First Prize--Spring Book Festival, New York 1967
Lewis Carroll Shelf Award
George C. Stone Recognition of Merit 1973
ALA Notable Book

The Changeling
1970 Atheneum
Christopher Medal
Junior Literary Guild Selection
Arrow Book Club, Scholastic Books

The Headless Cupid
1971 Atheneum
Newbery Honor Book
Hans Christian Andersen International Honors List
Christopher Medal
Junior Literary Guild Selection
William Allen White Award, State of Kansas
ALA Notable Book

The Witches of Worm
1972 Atheneum
Newbery Honor Book
Nominee for National Book Award
ALA Notable Book

Below the Root
1975 Atheneum
(first book of GREEN SKY trilogy)
Junior Literary Guild Selection

Until the Celebration
1977 Atheneum
(third book of GREEN SKY trilogy)
Junior Literary Guild

A Fabulous Creature
1981 Atheneum
ALA Notable Book
On master list for state award in South Carolina, 1984-85

The Birds of Summer
1983 Atheneum
PEN Literary Award
Parents' Choice Award

Blair's Nightmare
1984 Atheneum
Third book in Stanley Family series
Junior Literary Guild Selection
On state awards master lists in Missouri, Texas, Nebraska, Pacific Northwest, New Mexico

The Changing Maze
1985 Macmillian
NCTE's Notable Trade Books in the Language Arts list
On master reading list for New Mexico state award 1989-90

And Condors Danced
1987 Delacorte
for the San Francisco Bay Area Book Reviewers Award 1988
William Allen White Master Reading List 1989-90
Georgia Children's Book Award Master List 1990-91

Libby on Wednesday
1990 Delacorte
Junior Literary Guild Selection
California Elementary Collection, 2005
ALA Best Books for Young Adults 1990
On Master Reading Lists for state awards in Kansas, Texas, Missouri, Georgia & Florida 1992-93

Song of the Gargoyle
1991 Delacorte
Junior Literary Guild Selection
Finalist for Mythopoetic Society Award
State award master list in Missouri 1993-94, Illinois 1994-95, and Utah 1995-96

Fool's Gold
1993 Delacorte
Junior Library Guild selection
Nominee for the California Young Readers' Medal 1994-95

Cat Running
1994 Delacorte
Named Best Book of the Year by School Library Journal
Junior Library Guild selection
Book of the Month Club selection, February, 1995
Starred reviews in School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly and Kirkus
School Library Journal's Best Books of 1994 list
New York Public Library's Best Books of 1994 list
Nominee for San Francisco Bay Area Book Reviewers Award
Winner of California Library Associations' Beatty Award (Best Book of 1994 with a California setting)
Child Study Children's Book Committee selection as 1994 Book of the Year for Children--starred for outstanding merit
On 1996-97 master reading lists for various state young reader awards in Kansas, Virgina, Oklahoma, Missouri, Georgia and Vermont
Included in the California Readers' Society's "California Collection" list for 1998

The Trespassers
1995 Delacorte
Junior Library Guild selection
Children's Book of the Month Club selection April 1996
Neufield Publications Book Club December, 1995
On Master Reading List for Texas Bluebonnet Award 1996

The Gypsy Game
1997 Delacorte
Starred Review, Publishers Weekly

Gib Rides Home
1998 Delacorte
Junior Library Guild selection
Starred reviews in Publisher's Weekly and School Library Journal
On nine state Master Reading Lists in Missouri, Kansas. California, Texas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Vermont, New Mexico and South Carolina
Finalist for the Spur Award by Western Writers of America

The Runaways
1999 Delacorte
On New York Public Library's list of 100 Best Titles
Starred Review in Book Report, September 1999

Gib and the Gray Ghost
2000 Delacorte
Junior Library Guild selection
Nominee for South Carolina Junior Book Award
Starred review in Booklist, January, 2000

The Ghosts of Rathburn Park
2002 Delacorte
Childrens Book of the Month Club Selection

The Unseen
2004 Delacorte
Starred review in School Library Journal
Awarded Silver Medal by the Parents' Choice Foundation
One of five Finalists for the Edgar Award
On School Library Journal's Best Books of the Year list

The Treasures of Weatherby
2007 Atheneum
Nominee for the Mark Twain Readers Award

The Bronze Pen
March 2008 Atheneum
Junior Literary Guild Selection