Book Awards and Honors

(This is a partial list. We really haven’t been diligent in keeping it up.
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For a list of Judy’s author awards, click here.

Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret

2012: Scholastic Magazine’s Parent & Child 100 Greatest Books For Kids
2005: Time Magazine All-Time 100 Novels List
1980: Great Stone Face Award, New Hampshire Library Association
1979: North Dakota Children’s Choice Book Award
1976: Young Hoosier Award, Indiana Media Educators
1975: Nene Award from the Children of Hawaii
1970: Outstanding Book of the Year, New York Times


1983: North Dakota Children’s Choice Award
1974: Outstanding Book of the Year, New York Times


2012: NPR – Your Favorites: 100 Best-Ever Teen Novels

Freckle Juice

1980: Michigan Young Reader’s Award, Michigan Council of Teachers

Friend or Fiend? with the Pain and the Great One

A Junior Library Guild Selection for Spring 2009


California Young Reader Medal
Iowa Children’s Choice Award
Nene Award from the Children of Hawaii
Nevada Young Reader’s Award, Nevada Library Association
Sunshine State Young Reader’s Award, Florida Association for Media Education
Pennsylvania Young Reader’s Choice Award, Pennsylvania School
Librarians Association

Michigan Readers’ Choice Award, Michigan Reading Association

Here’s to You, Rachel Robinson

1993: Parents’ Choice Award, Parents’ Choice Foundation

Just as Long as We’re Together

1989: Young Reader’s List, Virginia State Reading Association

Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great

1984: Book of the Month Award, German Academy for Children’s and Young People’s Literature
1982: South Carolina Children’s Book Award

The Pain and the Great One

1989: Young Readers’ Choice Award, Alabama Library Association
1985: Children’s Choices, International Reading Association and Children’s Book
Council Committee

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