American Library Association (ALA)

  • 1976 Caldecott Honor Award for Strega Nona
  • 2000 Newbery Honor Award for 26 Fairmount Avenue
  • 2011 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award

New Hampshire Governor's Arts Award

  • 1999 Living Treasure

Honorary Doctoral Degrees

  • 1985 - Colby-Sawyer College, New London, New Hampshire
  • 1994 - Saint Anselm College, Manchester, New Hampshire
  • 1996 - Notre Dame College, Manchester, New Hampshire
  • 1999 - Emerson College, Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1999 - University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut
  • 2002 - Georgetown University, Washington, DC
  • 2003 - New England College, Henniker, New Hampshire
  • 2009 - Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York

 


TIMELINE...

1952

  • Francis T. Maloney Memorial Scholarship
  • Meriden, Connecticut

1976

  • Caldecott Honor Award for Strega Nona
  • American Library Association

1981

  • Kerlan Award
  • University of Minnesota
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota

1982

  • Golden Kite Award for Illustration for Giorgio's Village
  • Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators

1983

  • Regina Medal
  • Catholic Library Association

1983

  • Community Citizen Award
  • Wilmot Grange
  • Wilmot, New Hampshire

1985

  • Honorary Degree, Doctor of Letters, honoris causa
  • Colby-Sawyer College
  • New London, New Hampshire

1986

  • David McCord Children's Literature Citation
  • Framingham (MA) State College and Nobscot Reading Council of the International Reading Association

1987

  • Golden Kite Honor Award for Illustration for What the Mailman Brought, by Carolyn Craven
  • Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators

1988

  • Citizen-of-the-Year Award
  • New London Chamber of Commerce
  • New London, New Hampshire

1990

  • James Smithson Medal
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Washington, DC

1990

  • USA nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Award in Illustration
  • International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY)

1994

  • Honorary Degree, Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa
  • Saint Anselm College
  • Manchester, New Hampshire

1995

  • University of Southern Mississippi Medallion
  • Hattiesburg, Mississippi

1996

  • Milner Award
  • Atlanta Fulton Public Library
  • Atlanta, Georgia

1996

  • Honorary Degree, Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa
  • Notre Dame College
  • Manchester, New Hampshire

1998

  • Children's Literature Festival Award
  • Keene State College
  • Keene, New Hampshire

1999

  • Named one of "100 People Who Shaped the Century" in New Hampshire
  • CONCORD MONITOR newspaper
  • Concord, New Hampshire

1999

  • Honorary Degree, Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa
  • Emerson College
  • Boston, Massachusetts

1999

  • Honorary Degree, Doctor of Fine Arts, honoris causa
  • University of Connecticut
  • Storrs, Connecticut

1999

  • Living Treasure Award
  • Governor's Arts Awards
  • New Hampshire

2000

  • Newbery Honor Award for 26 Fairmount Avenue
  • American Library Association

2000

  • I Migliori Award
  • The Pirandello Lyceum Institute of Italian American Studies, Research and Cultural Dissemination
  • Greater Boston, Massachusetts Area

2000

  • Town Award
  • Colby-Sawyer College
  • New London, New Hampshire

2000

  • Jeremiah Ludington Award
  • Educational Paperback Association

2001

  • Granite State Award
  • Plymouth State College
  • Plymouth, New Hampshire

2002

  • Honorary Degree, Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa
  • Georgetown University
  • Washington, DC

2003

  • Honorary Degree, Doctor of Letters, honoris causa
  • New England College
  • Henniker, New Hampshire

2003

  • Jo Osborne Award for Humor in Children's Literature
  • The Ohio Library Foundation

2003

  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • New Hampshire Writers' Project

2007

  • Sarah Josepha Hale Award
  • a prestigious distinction in writing by a New Englander
  • Richards Free Library
  • Newport, New Hampshire

2007

  • Distinguished Service Award
  • Northeast Children's Literature Collection
  • University of Connecticut
  • Storrs, Connecticut

2008

  • New England Book Award
  • New England Independent Booksellers Association

2009

  • Honorary Degree
  • Pratt Institute
  • Brooklyn, New York

2011

  • Laura Ingalls Wilder Award
  • for "substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children"
  • American Library Association

2012

  • "one of the top 125 Pratt icons of all time"
  • Pratt Institute
  • Brooklyn, New York

2012

  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Society of Illustrators Original Art Show
  • New York, New York