Awards & Reviews

Tortuga Squad - Kids Saving Sea Turtles in Costa Rica

Bright photos depict the children in action, the turtles and other animals, and the surroundings…. A wonderful addition to most collections.” – School Library Journal

“Readers will learn about threats to sea turtles as well as how people are helping them. An unusual glimpse of children as environmental activists within their own community.” – ALA Booklist

Odin’s Promise: A Novel of Norway, by Sandy Brehl

2014 Midwest Book Award for Children’s Fiction!

Best Girl-Empowering Books of 2014 (Ages 9–12 category) – A Mighty Girl Website

Ten Best Indie Middle-Grade Novels of 2014 – ForeWord Magazine

Jingo Fever, by Stephanie Lowden

Finalist, Book of the Year Award 2011 (Juvenile Fiction)

Didn't We Have Fun!, by Hilda Robinson & Jeff Kunkel

Finalist, Book of the Year Award 2012 (Juvenile Fiction)

2013 Honor Award, Skipping Stones magazine


The Swamp Whisperer, by Sylvia Dickey Smith

Best Novel of the Year 2012 – Press Women of Texas

A War of Her Own, by Sylvia Dickey Smith

Best Novel of the Year 2010 – Press Women of Texas

Best Novel of the Year 2010, 2nd Place Award – National Federation of Press Women

Saving Sailing, by Nicholas D. Hayes

Living Now Book Award (Outdoor Recreation, Silver Medal)

1,000-Mile Walk on the Beach, by Loreen Niewenhuis

Best Nonfiction Beach Read  (Beach Book Festival 2012)