​​DANNA SMITH CHILDREN'S BOOK AUTHOR

Awards and Honors 

THE HAWK OF THE CASTLE: A STORY OF MEDIEVAL FALCONRY 

Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People 2018 

A 2018 Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Books of the Year
Chicago Public Library's list of Best Informational Books for Younger Readers 2017 
Starred Review Publishers Weekly

Starred Review School Library Journal

The Best Children's Books of the Year by Bank Street College of Education 2017 

The Best Children's Books of the Year by Bank Street College of Education 2017

A Junior Library Guild Selection - The Hawk of the Castle

SCBWI Crystal Kite Award Finalist 2017 - Arctic White


MOTHER GOOSE'S PAJAMA PARTY
Missourian Baby Buzz Pick 
An Amazon Best Children's Book of the Month Selection 
Scholastic Book Fair Selection 
Nominee for the Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy 2016 Clel Bell Picture Book Award 

The Missouri Building Block Picture Book Award Nominee 


BALLOON TREES 

Florida Authors and Publishers Association President's Book Award Gold Medal Winner
Finalist in Florida Reading Association Book Award
Selected in Alaska Association of School Librarians Battle of the Books Nominee 
2014 New Books for Missouri Students Selection 2014


ARCTIC WHITE

SCBWI Crystal Kite Award Finalist 2017 - Arctic White

Literati's Best 25 Books of 2017


TWO AT THE ZOO

A Missourian Baby Buzz Pick
Featured in Parenting: the Early Years Magazine 
A Raising Reader's Special Board Book Edition
Children's Literary Classics Seal of Approval 


A WILD COWBOY

Creative Child Magazine Top Creative Toy Award- Seal of Excellence

Nominee for the Missouri Building Block Picture Book Award