Great news!


SOPHIE’S SQUASH has received five honors for picture book writing.


•   The Golden Kite Award. Sponsored by the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), the award was for the best picture book text of 2013. Here are the other winners in other categories. (P.S. They are amazing.)

•   The Ezra Jack Keats Honor Book Award. This award, given by the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation, is for new writers whose work celebrates the diversity in our culture. See the other awesome honorees.

•   The Charlotte Zolotow Honor Book Award. This award is given for picture book writing and is presented by the Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC). It honors the work of Charlotte Zolotow, a distinguished children's book editor for 38 years with Harper Junior Books, and author of more than 70 picture books. See all the outstanding recognized books.

•    The Juvenile Literature Award. This award is sponsored by the Friends of American Authors, a group that recognizes emerging writers. See the previous winners.

•    2014 Cybils Award Finalist. Here’s a link to the incredible company she was in.


Thank you so much to each of these organizations for appreciating Sophie and Bernice!



SOPHIE'S SQUASH earned starred reviews from Booklist, Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly and School Library Journal.