A list of awards and shortlistings for my books

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STEAM Children’s Book Prize 2019
Best Early Years Book

Storytelling World Resource Award 2019
Stories for Younger Listeners

Utah Beehive Book Award 2013-2014
Picture Book Category

Vermont Red Clover Award 2012-2013

Hillingdon Picture Book of the Year Award 2012

Hampshire Illustrated Book Award 2011

Storytelling World Resource Award 2014
Stories for Younger Listeners

Bishop’s Stortford Picture Book Award 2013

Sheffield Children’s Book Award 2011
Picture Book Winner

Rotherham Children’s Book Award 2012
Picture Book Category

Stockport Schools’ Book Award 2011
KS1 Category

Perth & Kinross Word’s Out Picture Book Prize 2007

FCBG Red House Children’s Book Award 2006
Book for Younger Children

Norfolk Libraries Children’s Book Award 2006
Older Picture Book

Southampton Favourite Book to Share Award 2006

Kiekeboekprijs 2003
Best Pre-school Book in The Netherlands

Southampton Favourite Book to Share Award 2003

Currently Shortlisted

Shorter Books category of the InspiRead Book Awards 2024 for The Tyrannosaur’s Feathers


Whatever it Takes OUR BEST PICTURE BOOK 2022 for The Book Family Robinson

British Book Design and Production Awards 2022 for Christmas Street

Spark! School Book Awards 2021-22 for The Plesiosaur’s Neck

Big Book Awards 2019 for Alphabet Street

Premio Andersen 2019 for How the Borks Became

Montana Treasure State Award 2019 for Prince Ribbit

Florida’s Sunshine State Young Readers Award Jr. 2018-2019 for Prince Ribbit

Kentucky Bluegrass Award K2 Category 2018-2019 for Prince Ribbit

Hampshire Illustrated Book Award 2015 for The Clockwork Dragon

Hillingdon Picture Book of the Year 2015 for Here Be Monsters

Nevada Young Readers’ Award 2015 for The Princess and the Pig

Illinois Monarch Award 2015 for The Princess and the Pig

Round Rock Armadillo Award 2013-14 for The Princess and the Pig

Georgia Children’s Book Awards 2013-2014 for The Princess and the Pig

Mississippi Magnolia Award 2014 for The Princess and the Pig

Abiline Mockingbird Award 2012-2013 for The Princess and the Pig

North Carolina Children’s Book Award 2013 for The Princess and the Pig

Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Book Awards 2012-2013 for The Princess and the Pig

The Washington Children’s Choice Picture Book Award 2013 for The Princess and the Pig

CYBILS Children’s and Young Adult Bloggers’ Literary Award 2011 for The Princess and the Pig

Richard & Judy’s Best Kids’ Books Ever for Someone Bigger

California Young Reader Medal 2006 for Ruby in Her Own Time.

Nottingham Children’s Book Award 2005 for Someone Bigger

English Association’s Best Children’s Illustrated Book of 2004 Award for Someone Bigger

Perth & Kinross Word’s Out Picture Book Prize 2004 for Ruby Flew Too!