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Children's books by Brenda Z. Guiberson
Children's books by Brenda Z. Guiberson
Awards & Accolades: Brenda has received numerous honors and increasing recognition for her work as a children's author and illustrator, as well as her role in the field of education. Below you will find a list of accolades Brenda's books have received over the years.

The Deadliest Creature in the World

  • Publishers Weekly, starred review
  • School Library Journal, starred review
  • Junior Library Guild selection
  • Amazon Editors Best Children's Books of the Year

    Feathered Dinosaurs

  • Junior Library Guild selection
  • NSTA 2017 Outstanding Science Trade Book Recommended Reading List

    The Greatest Dinosaur Ever

  • School Library Journal Starred Review

    Moon Bear

  • Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year
  • School Library Journal starred review
  • Parents' Choice Award

    Earth: Feeling the Heat

  • NSTA-CBC Outstanding Science Trade Books

    Ice Bears

  • John Burroughs Medal for Outstanding Natural History Writing
  • Orbis Pictus Recommended Title
  • Kansas State Reading Circle

    Mud City

  • BWI "Top Pick"
  • Reading Rockets Recommended

    Rain, Rain, Rain Forest

  • Booklist starred review, Top Ten Sci-tech Books for Youth
  • Animal Behavior Society's Outstanding Children's Book Award finalist

    The Emperor Lays an Egg

  • School Library Journal starred review, Best Books for 2001
  • Booklist starred review, Top Ten Sci-Tech Books for Youth
  • Cooperative Children's Book Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Choices 2002
  • Bank Street College Best Children's Books of the Year
  • BWI "Top Pick"
  • Trumpet Book Club Editor's Pick

    Mummy Mysteries: Tales From North America

  • ABA Kid's Pick
  • Rhode Island Children's Book Award nomination

    Into the Sea

  • School Library Journal starred review, Best Books for 1996
  • ABA Pick of the List
  • Society of School Librarians International Science Honor K-6
  • Children's Literature Top Choice
  • Chicago Public Library Best of the Best
  • IRA Los Angeles' 100 Best Books
  • Frog Song

  • School Library Journal starred review
  • Publishers Weekly starred review
  • Junior Library Guild Selection
  • Capitol Choice Noteworthy Book
  • School Library Journal Pick of the Day
  • National Public Radio Best Field Trip Book
  • New York Public Library Best Children's Books of 2013
  • NSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Title

    Life in the Boreal Forest

  • Booklist Starred Review
  • Booklist Top 10 Sci-Tech title, Top 10 Environmental title
  • NCTE Orbis Pictus Award for Outstandng Nonfiction for Children
  • Junior Library Guild Selection
  • Oppenheim Award
  • Booklinks Lasting Connections

    Disasters

  • NYPL Book for Reading and Sharing
  • Junior Library Guild Selection
  • Ames Library Best Books of 2010

    Lighthouses: Watchers at Sea

  • Rhode Island Children's Book Award nomination

    Spotted Owl: Bird of the Ancient Forest

  • NSTA-CBC Outstanding Science Trade Book
  • Orbis Pictus nomination

    Lobster Boat

  • NSTA-CBC Outstanding Science Trade Book

    Spoonbill Swamp

  • School Library Journal starred review, Best Books for 1992
  • ABA Pick of the List
  • California Children's Media Award
  • NCSS-CBC Outstanding Science Trade Book

    Cactus Hotel

  • Parent's Choice Picture Book Award
  • IRA-CBC Teacher's Choice
  • NSTA-CBC Outstanding Science Trade Book
  • NCTE Notable Trade Book in Language Arts
  • IRA-CBC Joint Committee Favorite Paperback
  • El Paso Prickly Pear

    Turtle People

  • Junior Library Guild Selection

    Other Honors:

  • University of Washington Award for Teaching Excellence finalist