Awards, Honors and Praise for Jean Reidy’s Books

AWARDS AND HONORS

  • TODAY Show’s Best Gifts for Babies 2021 (What Would You Do in a Book About You?)
  • Amazon Editors’ Pick Best Books Ages 3-5 (Truman)
  • Winner of the 2020 Colorado Book Award for Children’s Literature (Truman)
  • Finalist for the 2020 Colorado Book Award for Children’s Literature (Pup 681: A Sea Otter Rescue Story)
  • Charter Oak Children’s Book Award Nominee 2019-2020 (Truman)
  • Ladybug Picture Book Award Nominee 2021 (Truman)
  • Texas Library Association 2020 2X2 Reading List Selection (Truman)
  • New York Times Best Children’s book of 2019 (Truman)
  • An NPR Favorite Book of 2019 (Truman)
  • Kirkus Reviews Best Picture Book of 2019 (Truman)
  • A School Library Journal Best Picture Book of 2019 (Truman)
  • A Parent’s Choice Gold Award Winner (Truman)
  • A Charlotte Zolotow Honor Book (Truman)
  • A Junior Library Guild Selection (Truman)
  • Amazon Best Books of 2019 (Truman)
  • Amazon Editors’ Pick for Best Books. (March 2019, Pup 681: A Sea Otter Rescue Story)
  • Winner of the 2013 Dutch “Silver Pencil” Award (All Through My Town)
  • Adopted by The Tennessee Department of Education literacy/social studies curriculum (All Through My Town)
  • 2013 Kids’ Indie Next Selection (All Through My Town)
  • Winner of the 2013 Colorado Book Award for Children’s Literature (Time Out for Monsters!)
  • Association of Booksellers for Children 2012 “Best Books for Children” (Time Out for Monsters)
  • Winner of the 2011 Colorado Book Award for Children’s Literature (Light Up the Night)

STARRED REVIEWS

  • “This sweetly endearing charmer, highlighting kindness, is expressed in jaunty, witty rhymes that read and scan beautifully … Readers will embrace this captivating winner.” —Kirkus STARRED review of Group Hug
  • “Peaceful and pensive like Truman himself, this book charms; there’s just something uplifting and wonderful about the whole package.” —Kirkus STARRED review of Truman
  • “A heartwarming tale of devotion that will be enjoyed by children and their adults.” —School Library Journal STARRED review of Truman.
  • An abandoned baby sea otter is rescued and sent to live out her life in an aquarium—where she learns the deepest meaning of “family,” in this tale inspired by a real-life rescued otter pup … Unabashedly adorable.” —Kirkus STARRED review of Pup 681: A Sea Otter Rescue Story
  • “The coziest of quilts becomes a rocket ship in this gorgeous, mesmerizingly rhythmic read-aloud that explores a boy’s small place in a vast world … The soothing rhythms and comforting refrain are just right for very young ears, and the geographical terms will stretch young minds. A dreamy-yet-instructive ode to the universe.” —Kirkus STARRED review of Light Up the Night