Stephanie S. Tolan



           Harper Collins, 2006

  • Scholastic Literature Circle
  • Scholastic clubs and fairs
  • 2008-2009 Sunshine State Young Readers Award list
  • 2008-2009 William Allen White Master List (Kansas)
  • 2008-2009 Volunteer State Book Award Nominee (Tennessee)
  • Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award (Vermont) Master List
  • Kansas Reading Circle Award, Top Pick
  • New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age
  • 2007 Christopher Award
  • The 2006 ASPCA® Henry Bergh Children’s Book Award in the young adult category


Surviving the Applewhites

           Harper Collins, 2002

  • William Allen White Award, grades 6-8, Kansas
  • Kentucky Blue Grass Award, grades 6-8
  • 2003 Newbery Honor Book
  • School Library Journal Best Book
  • Book Links Lasting Connection
  • Smithsonian Magazine Notable Book for Children
  • ALA Notable Children’s Book
  • ALA Best Book for Young Adults
  • ALA Booklist Editors’ Choice
  • New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age
  • New York Public Library's “One Hundred Titles for Reading and Sharing”

Also nominated for these state awards...

  • 2005-2006 Iowa Children's Choice Award
  • Mark Twain Award, Missouri
  • Rebecca Caudill Young Reader’s Book Award, Illinois
  • The Golden Sower Award, Nebraska
  • Volunteer State Book Award, Tennessee
  • Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award, Vermont
  • South Carolina Children’s Book Award
  • Lone Star Book Award, Texas

Guiding the Gifted Child

           Ohio Psychology Publishing, 1982

  • American Psychological Association's Media Award, "Best Book, 1983"

Who's There?

           Morrow, 1994

  • South Carolina Junior Book Award Nominee, 1996-1997
  • Mark Twain Award Nominee
  • Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award Nominee, 1992-1993
  • California Young Reader's Award Nominee

Save Halloween!

           Morrow, 1993

  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 1994 Nominee
  • Sequoyah Children's Book Award Nominee

Plague Year

           Morrow, 1990, Fawcett, 1991

  • Virginia Young Readers Best Choices Winner, 1992-1993
  • Nevada Young Readers Award Winner, 1993-1994
  • Sequoyah Young Adult Book Award Nominee, 1992-1993

A Good Courage

          Morrow, 1988; Fawcett, 1989

  • Best Young Adult Books, 1988 - School Library Journal
  • Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award Nominee, Vermont, 1990
  • Virginia Young Readers Best Choices, 1990-1991

A Time to Fly Free

          Scribner's, 1983; Aladdin, 1990

  • Mark Twain Award Nominee

The Great Skinner Homestead

           Four Winds, 1988

  • South Carolina Children's Book Award Nominee

The Great Skinner Getaway

           Four Winds, 1986; Penguin, 1989

  • Sequoyah Children's Book Award Nominee

The Liberation of Tansy Warner

          Scribner's, 1980; Dell, 1982

  • Ohioana Library Association Award for Juvenile Literature
  • "Notable Trade Books," National Council of Social Studies

Grandpa and Me

          Scribner's, 1978; Dell, 1982

  • "Notable Trade Books," National Council of Social Studies
  • Sequoyah Children's Book Award
  • Georgia Book Award Nominee

Personal Honors

  • “Distinguished Alumna,” School of Liberal Arts, Purdue University
  • "Albany Author of the Year," 1990, Friends of the Albany Public Library
  • Individual Artist Fellowships, Ohio Arts Council, 1978, 1981, 1997
  • Certificate for "Contributions to the Literary Arts in the State and the Nation," Ohio Arts Council, 1981
  • Post-Corbett Award Finalist, 1981
  • Fellowship in Children's Literature, Breadloaf Writer's Conference, 1980

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