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The Laura Parsons Pratt Award from the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies. This award was given to me for my life’s work of writing books and supporting libraries. I was delighted to receive this prestigious honor from an organization that helps children in many ways.
Earthworm Award for the book that “does the most to encourage environmental awareness and sensitivity in children.” Awarded for LITTLE WHALE.
First woman awarded Author of the Year from Scholastic’s Lucky Book Club
President Clinton awarded me the Arkansas Traveler Award when he was Governor.
The National Science Teachers Association and The Children’s Book Council named these four books “Outstanding Science Books for Children”:
More than 20 of my books have been nominated for state awards, voted by the children of those states.
SCRAM, KID won the Horn Book Award and was included on “The Best of the Fall Season” list.
NICHOLAS BENTLEY STONINGPOT III was listed in The Best and the Brightest of the Year by the Chicago Sun-Times. A “Reading Rainbow” television selection.
NIGHT DIVE was named Booklist’s “Editor’s Choice.”
LITTLE WOLF was selected by the American Humane Association.
STONE SOUP was often read on Captain Kangaroo’s TV show
HALF A KINGDOM was named a “notable children’s book in the field of social studies,” chosen for the Reading Rainbow television program, and was a Junior Literary Guild selection.
LADY IN THE BOX was chosen for Findley, Ohio’s Community Read. It won the Publisher’s Weekly CUFFIE Award for “Best Treatment of a Social Issue.”
SHARK LADY was given the Sequoyah Children’s Book Award.
The Muhlenberg Public Library in New York City named their Children’s Room “The Ann McGovern Reading Room” What an honor that is!
2010 Herman Melville Literary Award, given for “major contributions to the world of maritime literature.”
The Ann McGovern Library at Edwin Gould Foundation was dedicated “to honor Ann McGovern, acclaimed author, humanitarian and world traveler. ”