Awards and Honors

Branching OutBranching Out - How Trees are part of Our World
- Santa Monica Public Library Green Prize for Sustainable Literature, 2015
- Honorable Mention (shortlisted), Canadian Authors Association Exporting Alberta Award, 2014 
- Included on Distinguished Books by the Association of Children’s Librarians of Northern California, 2014
- The Year’s Best Nonfiction Book List (Preschool - Grade 6), Resource Links Magazine, 2014
- Starred review, Canadian Children's Book Centre's Best Books Spring Edition, 2015

 

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- R. Ross Annett Award for Children’s Literature,Writers Guild of Alberta (2013)
- Silver Moonbeam Award, Nonfiction Picture Book (2013)

 

 

Day Trips cover 2013
Day Trips from Edmonton

- 4 weeks - Edmonton Journal bestseller list (2013, 2014)
- 6 weeks - Edmonton Journal bestseller list, including one week as #1 (2009)

 

 

 


 

Dot to Dot in the Sky,
Stories of the Aurora
- Winner, Crystal Kite Award for Canada, Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), 2017
- Skipping Stones Award, 2017 
- Second Place, Outdoor Writers of Canada, 2017
- Honorable Mention, Canadian Authors Association Exporting Alberta Award, 2017
- Shortlisted for the Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Award in Atlantic Canada (2017/18). Winner to be announced in May 2018. 
- Shortlisted for the Red Cedar Children's Choice Book Award in British Columbia (2017/18). Winner to be announced in May 2018. 

Dot to Dot  Stories of the Zodiac

Dot to Dot in the Sky,
Stories of the Zodiac 

- Gold Moonbeam Award (science/activity category) (2008)
- Canadian Authors Association Exporting Alberta Award (2007)
- Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Award nomination (2010)
- Semi-finalist Calgary Public Library Foundation Literary Awards
- Canadian Children's Book Centre Best Books for Kids/Teens
- Edmonton Public School Board recommended title

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Dot to Dot in the Sky,
Stories of the Moon 
- Writers Guild of Alberta R. Ross Annett Award for Children’s Literature (2005)
- Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice selection
- Edmonton Public School Board recommended title

Dot to Dot in the Sky, Stories of the Planets

Dot to Dot in the Sky, 
Stories of the Planets
- Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice selection
- Shortlisted for Rocky Mountain Book Award (2004)
- Edmonton Public School Board recommended title 


img2Dot to Dot in the Sky,
Stories in the Stars

- Bestseller
- Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice selection
- Edmonton Public School Board recommended title


 

Other achievements

moonbeam medal- Speaker at United Nations Environment Programme, Seoul, South Korea, 2016
- Presenter at International Children's Book Festival, Seoul, South Korea, 2005
- Judge, Saskatchewan Book Awards
- Judge, Outdoor Writers of Canada Awards
- Creation of CD-ROM demo based on Dot to Dot in the Sky
- Multi-Media Society Award (1988)
- CFWE Radio Award (1987)

 

Random AccomplishmentsCanada Day 2015 - Hawain
- acting credit in a big screen movie
- winning a hula hoop contest
- saving various wounded birds,
  including Jonathan, a seagull
- winning a regional luge race in
  the Alberta Winter Games
- walking on 42 inch stilts at
  Edmonton festivals and events
- winning a sunrise photo contest 
   with a sunset picture (Mornings 
   are for birds, like Jonathan.)