2013: Recommended, Canadian Toy Testing Council’s Toy Report 2014 Best Books for Buzz about Bees.
2013: Recommended, Canadian Toy Testing Council’s Toy Report 2014 Best Books for Gift Days.
2013: Nominated, Forest of Reading’s Silver Birch Award for Buzz about Bees.
2013: Selected, TVO Parents Book Club Best Books for your 6-8 Year Old for On My Walk.
2013: Finalist, BC Book Prize (“Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize“) for Gift Days.
2013: Nominated, BC Reader’s Choice Chocolate Lily Award for Gift Days.
2013: Finalist, Ontario Library Association’s Rainforest of Reading for Gift Days.
2013: Recipient: SSHRC Grant.
2012: Selected among 100 Great Books to Read Together, Edmonton Public Library, for On My Walk.
2010: Selected among First and Best of 2010, Toronto Public Library, for On My Walk.
2010: Winner, Surrey Board of Trade Special Achievement Award for Writers, selected by the Surrey International Writers Conference. See press release.
2010: Finalist for the 2010 BC Book Prize (Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize) and sponsored tour for On My Walk
2010: Valedictorian, UBC Graduation Speaker. See video.
2010: Nominated, BC Reader’s Choice Chocolate Lilly Award for On My Walk
2009: Winner, Association of Educational Publishers “2009 Distinguished Achievement Award” in the fiction category for “Extreme Rollers”
2009: Silver Medal, BC Reader’s Choice Chocolate Lily Award for Jeffrey and Sloth
2009: Winner, EveryTales Best Tale Contest for Oh Ducky Day!
2009: Selectee, TD Canadian Children’s Book Tour (Prince Edward Island)
2009: Selected, Resource Links’ Best Books for 2009 for aRHYTHMetic
2008: Finalist for the 2008 BC Book Prize (Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize) and sponsored tour for Jeffrey and Sloth
2008: Honour Book for the Blue Spruce Award (see also my book’s page)
2007: Winner of the ABCs of Education best books of 2006-2007 for Jeffrey and Sloth
2007: Between the Cracks magazine “Flash Fiction” winner
2006: UBC Faculty of Education Graduate Teaching Assistant Award
2006: won a full SSHRC Scholarship
2005: Language and Literacy Researchers of Canada Master’s Research Award for best master’s thesis (read it online)
2005: Lomcira Harold Covell Memorial Scholarship
2001: Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching, North Carolina Public Schools