In 2010, Kathy Erskine, one of my former students, won the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature for her book Mockingbird.

When you take a writing workshop with a critique I will ask you to find book comps, books that compete with yours. To find out what editors and critics like, I strongly recommend reading these award-winning books for children and teens.

Alex Awards
Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award

Boston Globe-Horn Book Award

Caldecott Medal
Claudia Lewis Award
Cook Prize
Coretta Scott King Award
Costa Book Awards

E.B. White Read Aloud Awards
Edgar Allan Poe Awards

Flora Stieglitz Straus Award

Geisel Award
Giverny Award

Hans Christian Andersen Awards

Indies Choice Book Awards

Jane Addams Children’s Book Award
Jefferson Cup Awards
Josette Frank Award

Laura Ingalls Wilder Award
Lee Bennett Hopkins Promising Poet Award

Margaret A. Edwards Award
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children’s Literature
Michael L. Printz Award
Mildred L. Batchelder Award

National Book Award
NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children
Newbery Medal

Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children
Original Art

Phoenix Award
Pura Belpré Award

Schneider Family Book Award
Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction
Sibert Informational Book Award
Stonewall Book Awards
Sydney Taylor Book Award

William C. Morris YA Debut Award

YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction

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In 2015, Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker, by Patricia Hruby Powell (another former student), was selected as a Sibert Honor Book.

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