The Magic Thief

  • Starred reviews –Kirkus, Booklist, Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
  • #3 Booksense (Indie Next) pick, spring/summer 2008
  • Publisher’s Weekly Flying Start author (spring 2008)
  • New York Public Library 100 Books for Reading and Sharing (2008)
  • National Council of Teachers of English Notable Books in the Language Arts (2009)
  • Booklist Top Ten First Novels for Youth 2008
  • American Booksellers for Children Best Books of the Year (2008) list
  • An E.B. White Read-Aloud Award honor book
  • Cybils Award Finalist (MG fantasy category)
  • Booklist Top-Ten First Audiobooks for Youth (2006-2010)
  • The Beehive Award winner (Children’s Literature Association of Utah), 2010 (state award winner for children’s fiction)
  • State award lists in Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Wyoming
  • Finalist – West Australia Young Readers Book Award


  • A Winter 2012 Indie Next pick