Dawn Publications
Our Book Awards

Dawn Publications’ books have received numerous awards and many excellent reviews. Here is a complete listing of the Awards won.


AAAS/Suburu/Science Books & Films Prize
How We Know What We Know About Our Changing Climate

ABA BookSense Selection
Take Me Home, Country Roads
Sunshine On My Shoulders
Forest Bright, Forest Night

AHS Growing Good Kids Award Excellence in Childre’s Literature Award
What’s in the Garden?

American Meteorological Assn. Louise J. Batton Authors Award
How We Know What We Know About Our Changing Climate

American Book Fest International Book Award
The Mouse and the Meadow

ASPCA Henry Bergh Children’s Book Award
If You Were My Baby (Finalist)
John Muir: My Life With Nature
Saguaro Moon: A Desert Journal (Finalist)
Girls Who Looked Under Rocks

Bank Street College of Educ, Best Children’s Book of the Year Selection
What’s in the Garden?
Over in a River
Noisy Frog Sing-Along
Noisy Bug Sing-Along
Over in the Forest: Come and Take a Peek
Molly’s Organic Farm
All Around Me I See
If You Were My Baby
Over in the Ocean: In a Coral Reef

California Reading Association Eureka Honor Award
Noisy Bug Sing-Along

CBC/NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book
Nature’s Patchwork Quilt
Earth Heroes: Champions of Wild Animals
Earth Heroes: Champions of the Wilderness
In the Trees, Honey Bees
Eliza and the Dragonfly
Salamander Rain: A Lake and Pond Journal
Salmon Stream
Girls Who Looked Under Rocks
A Swim Through the Sea

Children’s Literary Classics Award
Noisy Bug Sing-Along (Silver)

Florida Book Awards
Over in a River: Flowing Out to the Sea (Bronze Award)

Florida Publishers Association Presidents Award
Over in Australia: Amazing Animals Down Under (Gold Award)
Over in the Forest: Come and Take a Peek (Gold Award)

Florida Reading Assoc. Children’s Book Award
Over in Australia: Amazing Animals Down Under (2nd Place)
Over in the Ocean: In a Coral Reef (2nd Place)
Going Around the Sun: Some Planetary Fun (Nominee)
In the Trees, Honey Bees (Nominee)

ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award
On Kiki’s Reef (Finalist)
Over in a River (Finalist)
Noisy Bug Sing-Along (Finalist
How We Know What We Know About Our Changing Climate (Gold)
There’s A Babirusa in My Bathtub (Silver)
For Baby (For Bobbie) (Finalist)
Earth Heroes: Champions of the Ocean: (Finalist)
Over in the Arctic: Where the Cold Winds Blow (Finalist)
The Forever Forest: Kids Save a Tropical Treasure (Finalist)

Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Award
Noisy Bug Sing-Along
What’s in the Garden?
Over in the Forest: Come & Take a Peek
Going Home: The Mystery of Animal Migration

Giverny Award
Forest Bright, Forest Night

Green Book Festival Honor Award
The Mouse and the Meadow (Honorable Mention)
The Swamp Where Gator Hides (Honorable Mention)
On Kiki’s Reef (Honorable Mention)
Molly’s Organic Farm
The Forever Forest: Kids Save a Tropical Treasure
Going Home: The Mystery of Animal Migration
Earth Heroes: Champions of the Ocean
How We Know What We Know About Our Changing Climate

IBPA Benjamin Franklin Gold Award
How We Know What We Know About Our Changing Climate (Gold)
Over in the Jungle: A Rainforest Rhyme
Grandma’s Feather Bed
Sunshine On My Shoulders
Stickeen: John Muir and the Brave Little Dog
Spirit Animals
When God Made the Tree
The Tree in the Ancient Forest

IBPA Benjamin Franklin Silver Award
Nature’s Patchwork Quilt
Amy’s Light
For Baby (For Bobbie)
Over in the Ocean: In a Coral Reef
Girls Who Looked Under Rocks
Motherlove
A Drop Around the World
The Dandelion Seed

IBPPG Next Generation Indie Book Award
The Mouse and the Meadow
On Kiki’s Reef (Finalist)
The Swamp Where Gator Hides (Finalist)
What’s in the Garden?
Molly’s Organic Farm (1st Place)
Jo MacDonald Had a Garden (Finalist)
Over in the Forest: Come and Take a Peek (Finalist)
Over in Australia: Amazing Animals Down Under (Finalist)
Amy’s Light (Finalist)

Indiana Media Educators Young Hoosiers Book Award
Over in the Ocean: In a Coral Reef (Nominee)

iParenting Media Award
Amy’s Light
For Baby (For Bobbie)
Earth Heroes: Champions of the Ocean
In the Trees, Honey Bees
There’s a Babirusa in My Bathtub
Earth Heroes: Champions of the Wilderness
Over in the Arctic: Where the Cold Winds Blow
Over in the Jungle: A Rainforest Rhyme
River Song
Grandma’s Feather Bed
Going Around the Sun: Some Planetary Fun
The Forever Forest: Kids Save a Tropical Treasure

IRA Children’s Book Award
Over in the Jungle: A Rainforest Rhyme
Eliza and the Dragonfly

IRA Teacher’s Choices Award
Over in the Jungle: A Rainforest Rhymes
Around One Cactus: Owls, Bats and Leaping Rats
This is the Sea That Feeds Us

Izaak Walton League Book of the Year
Nature’s Patchwork Quilt
Granny’s Clan
Jo MacDonald Saw a Pond
Over in the Forest: Come & Take a Peek
Molly’s Organic Farm
Around One Log: Chipmunks, Spiders, and Creepy Insiders
Going Home: The Mystery of Animal Migration
In the Trees, Honey Bees
How We Know What We Know About Our Changing Climate
Animal Acrostics
Near One Cattail: Turtles, Logs and Leaping Frogs
Forest Bright, Forest Night
Listening to Nature
The Web at Dragonfly Pond
Under One Rock: Bugs, Slugs and Other Ughs

KIND Children’s Honor Book
Eliza and the Dragonfly
Earth Day Birthday

Learning Magazine Teacher’s Choice Award
What’s in the Garden?
Over in Australia: Amazing Animals Down Under
Over in the Ocean: In a Coral Reef
Forest Bright, Forest Night
Born With a Bang
Under One Rock: Bugs, Slugs & Other Ughs
Seashells by the Seashore
Salmon Stream
Lifetimes
A Swim Through the Sea
Animal Acrostics

Living Now Book Awards
What’s in the Garden? (Gold)

Marion Vannette Ridgeway Memorial Honor Book Award
Over in the Ocean: In a Coral Reef

Mom’s Choice Award
The Mouse and the Meadow
On Kiki’s Reef
Over in a River: Flowing Out to the Sea
Noisy Frog Sing-Along
Jo MacDonald Hiked in the Woods
Noisy Bug Sing-Along
What’s in the Garden
Molly’s Organic Farm
Over in the Forest: Come & Take a Peek
Jo MacDonald Saw a Pond
Gobble Gobble
Over in Australia: Amazing Animals Down Under
Going Home: The Mystery of Animal Migration
Amy’s Light
The BLUES To Extreme Birding
The BLUES Go Birding At Wild America’s Shores
The BLUES Go Birding Across America
Earth Heroes: Champions of the Ocean
Earth Heroes: Champions of the Wilderness
There’s a Babirusa in My Bathtub
Over in the Arctic: Where the Cold Winds Blow
Inside All
How We Know What We Know About Our Changing Climate
Going Around the Sun: Some Planetary Fun
Over in the Jungle: A Rainforest Rhymes
The Forever Forest: Kids Save a Tropical Treasure
If You Were My Baby: A Wildlife Lullaby

Moonbeam Children’s Book Award
The Swamp Where Gator Hides (Silver Award)
Over in the Forest: Come and Take a Peek (Silver Award)
Over in Australia: Amazing Animals Down Under (Gold)
Going Home: The Mystery of Animal Migration (Gold)
In the Trees, Honey Bees (Silver)
Earth Heroes: Champions of the Wilderness (Bronze)
My First Hike (Gold)
Going Around the Sun: Some Planetary Fun
The Forever Forest: Kids Save a Tropical Treasure
Grandma’s Feather Bed – Book With Music (Bronze)
River Song – Book With Music (Gold)
If You Were My Baby – Board Book (Gold)
City Beats: A Hip-Hoppy Pigeon Poem – Cut-out (Silver)

NABE Pinnacle Book Achievement Award
The Mouse and the Meadow
What’s in the Garden?

NAPRA Nautilus Award
Earth Heroes: Champions of Wild Animals (Silver)
Earth Heroes: Champions of the Wilderness (Gold)
How We Know What We Know About Our Changing Climate (Silver)
Born With a Bang (Finalist)

National Best Books Award
How We Know What We Know About Our Changing Climate

National Parenting Publications (NAPPA) Award
The Mouse and the Meadow
Noisy Bug Sing-Along (Gold)
Over in the Forest: Come and Take a Peek (Honor)
Jo MacDonald Saw a Pond (Gold)
How We Know What We Know About Our Changing Climate (Gold)
My First Hike (Honor)
Take Me Home Country Roads (Honor)
If You Were My Baby (Honor)
Over in the Ocean: In a Coral Reef (Gold)
Sunshine On My Shoulders (Honor)

Newton Marasco Foundation Green Earth Book Award
Around One Long: Chipmunks, Spiders, and Creepy Insiders
How We Know What We Know About Our Changing Climate
Near One Cattail: Turtles, Logs and Leaping Frogs

New York Book Festival
How We Know What We Know About Our Changing Climate (Honorable Mention)

New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing
City Beats: A Hip-Hoppy Pigeon Poem

North American Publishing Co. Gold Ink Award
Born With a Bang (Silver)
Listening to Nature (Pewter)
Earth and Me – Our Family Tree (Pewter)
Seashells by the Seashore (Pewter)

North American Publishing Co. Gold Ink Award
In a Nutshell
My Favorite Tree
Because Brian Hugged His Mother
This is the Sea That Feeds Us
Stickeen: John Muir and the Brave Little Dog

Publisher’s Weekly Green Books for Kids Selection
How We Know What We Know About Our Changing Climate
The Forever Forest: Kids Save a Tropical Treasure

Purple Dragonfly Book Award
The Swamp Where Gator Hides (1st Place)
Granny’s Clan (1st Place)
Noisy Bug Sing-Along (Honor Award)
Nature’s Patchwork Quilt (Honor Award)
What’s in the Garden (Honor Award)
Jo MacDonald Had a Garden (1st Place)
Jo MacDonald Saw a Pond (1st Place)
Over in the Forest: Come and Take a Peek (1st Place)
Over in Australia: Amazing Animals Down Under (1st Place)
Molly’s Organic Farm (2nd Place)
Earth Heroes: Champions of Wild Animals (2nd Place)
How We Know What We Know About Our Changing Climate (2nd Place)
Gobble Gobble (Honor Award)
The BLUES Go Extreme Birding (Honor Award)

School Library Journal Best Books of the Year List
How We Know What We Know About Our Changing Climate

Skipping Stones Honor Award
What’s in the Garden?
Over in a River
On Kiki’s Reef
Molly’s Organic Farm
Over in Australia: Amazing Animals Down Under
In the Trees: Honey Bees
How We Know What We Know About Our Changing Climate
Near One Cattail: Turtles, Logs and Leaping Frogs
Okomi and the Tickling Game
Do Animals Have Feelings Too?
Pass the Energy, Please!
Un Paseo Por El Bosque Lluvioso
Under One Rock: Bugs, Slugs and Other Ughs

Virginia Agriculture In The Classroom – Book Of The Year
What’s in the Garden?

Young Voices Foundation Awards
What’s in the Garden? (Silver Award)
Over in Australia: Amazing Animals Down Under (Gold)