2011 Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Ocean Science Journalism Fellowship

2005 Highlights for Children Fiction Contest winner
“Stinky Treasure” (Highlights for Children April 2006)
In this humorous story, Rosie the dog wants to stop the thieves—the men who arrive on a rattling truck to steal her family’s garbage every week.

2004 Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Magazine Merit Award for Nonfiction
Tomorrow’s Weather (Science World, April 5, 2004)
In the movie The Day After Tomorrow, climate change triggers rapid disaster. Could it really happen?

2003 Highlights for Children Fiction Contest winner
and August 2004 Highlights for Children Author of the Month
“Aly’s Discovery” (Highlights for Children, August 2004)
Aly moves to a new home and pieces together the clues about Rachel, the girl who used to live there.