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Awards and Honors

  • Leo Politi Golden Author Award, California Readers, 2008
  • The Washington Post-Children's Book Guild Award for Nonfiction, 2005
  • Honorary Degree: Doctor of Humane Letters, awarded by Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa, 2001
  • Junior Library Guild Selection

  • Too Hot? Too Cold?, 2013
  • A Warmer World, 2012
  • Birds: Nature's Magnificent Flying Machines, 2003
  • The Ancient Cliff Dwellers of Mesa Verde, 1992 (hb)
  • Juggler, 1988
  • Trapped In Tar, 1987
  • Children's Book of the Month Club

  • Too Hot? Too Cold?, 2013 selection
  • Pterosaurs, Rulers of the Skies in the Dinosaur Age, December 2007 selection
  • Eureka! Award for Nonfiction, California Reading Association

  • A Polar Bear's World, 2010 Gold Award
  • Children's Literature Council of Southern California (formerly, Southern California Council on Literature for Children)

  • Award for The Best Written and Illustrated Suite of Nonfiction for Children, for A Polar Bear's World, A Walrus World, A Bald Eagle's World, and A Moose's World, 2011
  • Award for Outstanding Illustration, for Taj Mahal, 2008
  • Award for Outstanding Body of Work, 1994
  • Award for Outstanding Nonfiction, for "Too Fat? Too Thin?", 1984.
  • Teachers' Choice Awards for Children's Books, Learning Magazine

  • Caroline Arnold's Animals series, Picture Window Books, 2009
  • Society of School Librarians International (SSLI), Honor Book, Social Studies, Grades K-6

  • Taj Mahal, 2007
  • Parents' Choice Gold Awards:

  • The Terrible Hodag and the Animal Catchers, 2006.
  • National Council for Social Studies/Children's Book Council, Notable Children's Book in the Field of Social Studies

  • Taj Mahal, 2008.
  • Uluru: Australia's Aboriginal Heart, 2004.
  • Easter Island: Giant Stone Statues Tell of a Rich and Tragic Past, 2001.
  • Children of the Settlement Houses, 1999.
  • Chicago Public Library Best of the Best

  • Wiggle and Waggle, 2008
  • California Readers California Collection

  • A Polar Bear's World
  • A Walrus' World
  • A Bald Eagle's World
  • A Moose's World
  • Wiggle and Waggle
  • A Zebra's World
  • Super Swimmers
  • The Skeletal System
  • The Ancient Cliff Dwellers of Mesa Verde
  • Pterosaurs, Rulers of the Skies in the Dinosaur Age
  • When Mammoths Walked the Earth
  • On the Brink of Extinction: The California Condor
  • El Nino: Stormy Weather For People and Wildlife
  • Stories in Stone: Rock Art Pictures By Early Americans
  • Giant Shark: Megalodon, Prehistoric Super Predator
  • Easter Island: Giant Stone Statues Tell of a Rich and Tragic Past
  • Outstanding Science Trade Books, Children's Book Council and National Science Teachers' Association (CBC/NSTA)

  • Too Hot? Too Cold?, 2013
  • A Warmer World, 2012
  • Global Warming and the Dinosaurs, 2010
  • A Platypus' World, 2009
  • Giant Sea Reptiles of the Dinosaur Age, 2008
  • Pterosaurs, Rulers of the Skies in the Dinosaur Age, 2005
  • Uluru: Australia's Aboriginal Heart, 2004
  • Hawk Highway in the Sky: Watching the Raptor Migration, 1998
  • Fox, 1997
  • Bat, 1997
  • Lion, 1995
  • Rhino, 1995
  • House Sparrows Everywhere, 1992
  • Snake, 1991
  • Flamingo, 1991
  • Dinosaurs Down Under, and Other Fossils from Australia, 1990
  • Cheetah, 1989
  • Hippo, 1989
  • Tule Elk, 1989
  • A Walk on the Great Barrier Reef, 1988
  • Dinosaur Mountain: Graveyard of the Past, 1988
  • Penguin, 1988
  • Llama, 1988
  • Zebra, 1987
  • Giraffe,1987
  • Kangaroo, 1987
  • Koala, 1987
  • Trapped in Tar, 1987
  • Genetics, 1986
  • Saving the Peregrine Falcon, 1985
  • The Biggest Living Thing, 1983
  • Pets Without Homes, 1983
  • Animals that Migrate, 1982
  • Electric Fish, 1980
  • Five Nests, 1980
  • Children's Book of the Month Club

  • Pterosaurs, Rulers of the Skies in the Dinosaur Age, December 2007 selection
  • Directors' Choice Award, Early Childhood News

  • Wiggle and Waggle (2007)
  • Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Books of the Year

  • A Warmer World, 2012
  • Wiggle and Waggle, 2008
  • Birds: Nature's Magnificent Flying Machines, 2004
  • Bobcats, 1999
  • Merit Award Winner, 3x3 Magazine Illustration Annual No. 4

  • The Terrible Hodag and the Animal Catchers, 2008
  • Best Children's Books and Films, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

  • A Panda's World, 2007
  • Bobcats, 1999
  • African Animals, 1997
  • Hawk Highway in the Sky: Watching the Raptor Migration, 1997
  • Wild Goat, 1990
  • Orangutan, 1990
  • A Walk on the Great Barrier Reef, 1998
  • Koala, 1987
  • Trapped in Tar, 1987
  • ABC Best Books for Children, Association of Booksellers for Children

  • Wiggle and Waggle, 2007
  • CCBC Choices, Cooperative Children's Book Center of the School of Education of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

  • Birds: Nature's Magnificent Flying Machines, 2004
  • A Killer Whale's World, 2007
  • John Burroughs Nature Book Award

  • A Walk on the Great Barrier Reef, 1988
  • Golden Kite Honor Book, The Society of Children's Book Writers

  • Pets Without Homes, 1985
  • Notable Book, American Library Association

  • Dinosaur Mountain: Graveyard of the Past, 1989
  • Trapped in Tar, 1987
  • Saving the Peregrine Falcon, 1985
  • School Library Journal Best Books

  • Easter Island: Giant Stone Statues Tell of a Rich and Tragic Past, 2001.
  • Ancient Cliff Dwellers of Mesa Verde, 2000 (pb), (1992 (hb)
  • Saving the Peregrine Falcon, 1985
  • Recommended Reading, California Literature for Science and Mathematics

  • Giant Shark: Megalodon, Prehistoric Super Predator, 2000
  • El Nino: Stormy Weather for People and Wildlife, 1998
  • African Animals, 1997
  • On the Brink of Extinction:the California Condor, 1993
  • A Walk in the Woods, 1990
  • Dinosaur Mountain: Graveyard of the Past, 1989
  • Tule Elk, 1989
  • Cheetah, 1989
  • Hippo, 1989
  • A Walk On The Great Barrier Reef, 1988
  • Penguin, 1988
  • Llama, 1988
  • Kangaroo, 1987
  • Trapped In Tar, 1987
  • Genetics,1986
  • Honor Book for Children, New York Academy of Sciences

  • Trapped In Tar, 1987
  • Animals That Migrate, 1983
  • P.E.N., Los Angeles Chapter, Special Achievement Award

  • Saving the Peregrine Falcon, 1985
  • Orbis Pictus award for Outstanding Nonfiction, National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)

  • Cheetah, 1989
  • Hippo, 1989
  • On the Brink of Extinction: The California Condor, 1993 (nominated)
  • Voice of Youth Advocates Nonfiction Honor List

  • Hawk Highway in the Sky: Watching the Raptor Migration, 1998
  • Amazon.com Best Seller, Mexican History for Children

  • City of the Gods: Mexico's Ancient City of Teotihuacan
  • Cat Writers' Association, Certificate of Excellence

  • Cats, 1999
  • Pick of the Lists, American Booksellers Association(ABA)

  • Wild Goat, 1990
  • Orangutan, 1990
  • Virginia Center for Children's Books, Best Bets for the Classroom 2000

  • Easter Island: Giant Stone Statues Tell of a Rich and Tragic Past
  • Children's Book Council (CBC) Showcase

  • Hawk Highway in the Sky: Watching the Raptor Migration, July-August, 1997
  • When Mammoths Walked the Earth July-August, 2002