Awards and Honors
2017 Gold Medal - Florida Book Awards Young Children’s Literature Category, Big Cat
2016 Kirkus Best Books of 2016, Pug
2016 ILA-CBC Children's Choice List pick, Fright Club
2016 Bank Street College Best Children’s Book of the Year, Fright Club
2015 Parent's Magazine Best Books of 2015, Hi!
2014 CYBIL (Children's and Young Adult Bloggers' Literary Awards) Finalist, Clara & Clem Under the Sea
2014 Comic and Cartoon Art Competition and Annual, Society of Illustrators, NY, Scribbles and Ink
2014 Children's Choice Book Award Honor, K thru 2, Chamelia and the New Kid in Class
2013 Theodor Geisel Award, Association for Library Service for Children, Up, Tall and High!
2012 The Original Art Exhibition of Children's Book Illustration, Society of Illustrators, NY, Scribbles and Ink
2011 Teacher's Choices Reading List, Muddy as a Duck Puddle
2011 Daytime Emmy Nominee, Tasty Time With ZeFronk
2010 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal, One Drowsy Dragon
2009 Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards, Holiday category, The Zombie Nite Café
2009 Bookbinders' Guild Pick (Category: Children's Trade, Novelty, Third Place Book), Stop Kissing Me!
2009 Junior Library Guild Selection, Tortuga in Trouble
2009 Georgia Children’s Picture Storybook Award Nominee, Mañana Iguana
2008 Bank Street College Best Children’s Book of the Year, Drooling and Dangerous
2008 KC3 Children’s Book Award, Drooling and Dangerous: The Riot Brothers Return
2007 Mockingbird Reading Program Outstanding Title, Abilene Independent School District, Fiesta Fiasco
2007 Georgia Children’s Picture Book Storybook Award Nominee, Mañana Iguana
2007 Oregon Reading Association’s Patricia Gallagher Picture Book Award Nominee, Mañana Iguana
2007 Virginia Readers’ Choice Award, Mañana Iguana
2007 The Monarch Award, Illinois’ K-3 Children’s Choice Award Nominee, Mañana Iguana
2006 BCCB (The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books) Bulletin Blue Ribbon, Tickle the Duck!
2006 North Carolina Children’s Book Award Nominee, Mañana Iguana
2006 Washington Children’s Choice Picture Book Award Nominee, Mañana Iguana
2006 Oklahoma Sequoyah Children’s Book Award Masterlist, Snarf Attack, Underfoodle and the Secret of Life
2005 Book Sense Kid's Pick, Tickle the Duck!
2005 A Children’s Book of the Year, Children’s Book Committee at Bank Street College, Mañana Iguana
2005 NAPPA (National Parenting Publications Awards) Honor Award Winner, Tickle The Duck!
2005 Child Magazine Best Books of the Year, Tickle the Duck!
2005 Nicktoons Film Festival Viewer’s Choice Award, Farm Force: Send in the Clones
2005 Children’s Crown Award Nominee, Nat. Christian School Assoc.,The Confe$$ion$ and $ecret$ of Howard J. Fingerhut
2004 IRA Children’s Choice, Stinky Smelly Feet: A Love Story
2003 Certificate of Merit, Society of Illustrators LA,CA 41
2002 Certificate of Merit, Society of Illustrators LA, CA 40