Awards for the Books of James M Deem

The Prisoners of Breendonk:

Personal Histories From a World War II

Concentration Camp

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2015

Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People 2016, chosen by the National Council for Social Studies in cooperation with the Childen's Book Council

A 2015 selection of the Junior Library Guild

#14 Bestselling Informational Nonfiction Book in Belgium, 2015

Best Teen Nonfiction 2015, Chicago Public Library

Starred reviews in Booklist, School Library Journal, and the Jewish Book Council

 


 

Faces From the Past:

Forgotten People of North America

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2012

2012 Outstanding Science Trade Book for Students K-12, chosen by the National Science Teachers Association

Best Children’s Books of 2012, chosen by School Library Journal

CCBC Choices 2013, chosen by Cooperative Children's Book Center, School of Education, University of Wisconsin

a Top Ten Children’s History Book of 2012, chosen by NonfictionDetectives.com

 

Nominated for:

the 2011 Garden State Teen Book Award (Nonfiction Grades 6-12)

 

Starred reviews in BooklistKirkus Reviews, and School Library Journal 

 


 

Bodies from the Ice:

Melting Glaciers and

the Recovery of the Past

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2008

2009 Robert F. Sibert Informational Award Honor Book, awarded by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association

Finalist for the 2010 AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books

Kirkus Reviews' Best Children's Books of 2008

Notable Book for Children 2009, chosen by the American Library Association

2009 Outstanding Science Trade Book for Students K-12, chosen by the National Science Teachers Association and the Children's Book Council

2008 New York Public Library, 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing

Capitol Choices Noteworthy Book 2009 (10-14)

the South Dakota Library Association Prairie Pasque Award for Grades 3-5, 2011

 

Nominated for:

the Young Hoosier Book Award, Middle Grades, 2010-2011

the Garden State Teen Book Award for Nonfiction Grades 6-12, 2011

 

Starred reviews in Kirkus Reviews and School Library Journal  

 


 

Bodies from the Ash:

Life and Death in Ancient Pompeii

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2005

Best Books for Young Adults 2006, chosen by the American Library Association

Best Children’s Books of 2005, chosen by School Library Journal

2006 Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies, chosen by the National Council for the Social Studies and the Children's Book Council

2006 Outstanding Science Trade Book for Students K-12, chosen by the National Science Teachers Association and the Children's Book Council

2006 Orbis Pictus Recommended Book, chosen by the National Council of Teachers of English

Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) Nonfiction Honor List 2005

2007 Birmingham (AL) Public Library Read It Forward book

2005 New York Public Library, 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing

2006 New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age

 

Nominated for:

the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award, 2006-2007

the Louisiana Young Readers’ Choice Award 2008, Grades 6-8

the South Dakota Library Association Prairie Pasque Awards for Grades 4-6, 2007-2008

the Children's Literature Association of Utah's Beehive Award (Informational Book) 2007-2008

the Garden State Book Award (Children's Nonfiction) 2008 

 

Starred review in School Library Journal  

 


 

3 NBs of Julian Drew

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1994. New York: Avon, 1996. New York: HarperCollins, 2000. Graphia Books, 2004

 

1999 Popular Paperback for Young Adults, chosen by American Library Association

Notable Book in the Language Arts, chosen by the Children’s Literature Assembly of the National Council of Teachers of English, 1995.

Outstanding Book for Middle School Teens, 1994, VOYA.

New York Public Library's Books for the Teenage List, 1999

1997-1998 TAYSHAS High School Reading List, selected by the Young Adult Round Table of the Texas Library Association

Starred reviews in School Library Journal and Notes from the Windowsill

 


 

Bodies from the Bog

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1998

Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) Nonfiction Honor List 1999

Notable Book for Children 1999, chosen by the American Library Association

Best Children’s Books of 1998, chosen by School Library Journal

Top 100 Children’s Books of 1998, chosen by The Bulletin for the Center of Children's Books

Quick Pick for Young Adult Readers, chosen by the American Library Association

 

Nominated for:

the Washington Irving Children's Choice Award,

Westchester County Public Library Association, 1999-2000

 

Starred reviews in School Library Journal and Booklist

 


 

The Very Real Ghost Book

of Christina Rose

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1996. New York: Dell, 1998

Honor Book for the Washington Irving’s Children Choice Book Award, Westchester County Public Library Association, 1998.

Selected as one of the Favorite Books of the Year by the Young Critics Club of the New Canaan (CT) Library, 1997

Selected as one of the Favorite Books for Grades 4 & 5 by the Palm Beach (FL) County Library System

 


 

How to Make a Mummy Talk

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1995. New York: Dell, 1997

Selected as an Honor Book in Science by the Society of School Librarians International.

 


 

How to Read Your Mother's Mind

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1994. New York: Dell, 1996

Nominated for the Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Children’s Nonfiction Book, 1994.