Scholastic Book Fair Selection

What an honor it is to have Arctic White  (with illustrations by the amazing Lee White) make it as a finalist in the SCBWI (Society of Children's Book Authors and Illustrators) Golden Kite Award! 

I pour my heart and soul into writing each of my books in hopes children will learn to love reading as much as I do. That's my reward in all of this.  However, it's always nice to hear when my books have won awards because it gives them a broader audience— reaching more children is a the ultimate goal.

DANNA SMITH CHILDREN'S BOOK AUTHOR

Most of my books are written in rhyme and, therefore are rarely  translated into another language.  So I was thrilled that Arctic White , the one book written in prose, is in Japanese! I can't read it but isn't it beautiful?

Golden Kite Award Finalist


"Since 1942 Little Golden Books has helped millions of children develop a lifelong love of reading." I am pleased to be joining the Little Golden Book Family of authors starting with Springtime Babies in 2018 with three more titles to follow. 

Look, it's Mother Goose's Pajama Party!

This takes me back to my childhood when I used to race home with my Scholastic Book Fair flyer and spend the evening circling my favorite books. I wanted them all!

The Future is Golden

Soaring Book Reviews from The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal

​Their golden seal  assures the best books get into the hands of children. I am please to announce The Hawk of the Castle has earned this prestigious seal 

 A Junior Library Guild Selection

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The JLG is a book club servicing libraries.  Their  editorial team reads the best books of the year before they're published and name the outstanding titles a JLG selection.. 

News

Arctic White is published in Japanese

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Awards and Honors


2017 SCBWI CRYSTAL KITE AWARD FINALIST - Arctic White


*STARRED REVIEW SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL - The Hawk of the Castle


*STARRED REVIEW PUBLISHERS WEEKLY - The Hawk of the Castle


A JUNIOR LIBRARY GUILD SELECTION - The Hawk of The Castle


A Missourian Baby Buzz Pick December 2015- Mother Goose's Pajama Party


AN AMAZON BEST CHILDREN'S BOOK OF THE MONTH SELECTION - Mother Goose's Pajama Party


A SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR SELECTION - Mother Goose's Pajama Party


NOMINEE FOR THE COLORADO LIBRARIES FOR EARLY LITERACY 2016 CLEL BELL PICTURE BOOK AWARD - SING  CATAGORY - Mother Goose's Pajama Party


A MISSOURIAN BABY BUZZ PICK - Two at the Zoo

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FEATURED IN PARENTING: THE EARLY YEARS


MAGAZINE - Two at the Zoo

A RAISING READER'S SPECIAL BOARD BOOK EDITION - Two at the Zoo


CHILDREN'S LITERARY CLASSICS SEAL OF APPROVAL - Two at the Zoo


FLORIDA AUTHORS AND PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION PRESIDENTS BOOK AWARD GOLD MEDAL WINNER! - Balloon Trees


FINALIST IN FLORIDA READING ASSOCIATION BOOK AWARD - Balloon Trees


ALASKA ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL LIBRARIANS BATTLE OF THE BOOKS NOMINEE -  Balloon Trees


2014 NEW BOOKS FOR MISSOURI STUDENTS SELECTION - Balloon Trees


THE MISSOURI BUILDING BLOCK PICTURE BOOK AWARD NOMINEE - Mother Goose's Pajama Party


CREATIVE CHILD MAGAZINE TOP CREATIVE TOY AWARD- SEAL OF EXCELLENCE- A Wild Cowboy 


Click the newspaper titles. above to read the full reviews of The Hawk of the Castle.