I love finding awards in my letterbox. Often appearing when I least expect them . . . There is me, receiving an award . . .
- International Youth Library, White Raven; Leaf.
The White Raven label is given to books that deserve worldwide attention because of their universal themes and/or their exceptional and often innovative artistic and literary style and design.
- CBCA (Children's Book Council of Australia):
Early Childhood shortlisting; Leaf. (Honor Book)
Early Childhood shortlisting; Applesauce and the Christmas Miracle.
Younger Readers shortlisting; Perry Angels Suitcase.(Winner)
Shortlisting (Childrens choice book awards) Pocket Dogs Go on Holiday.
- NSW Premier's Literary Awards
Shortlisting; Perry Angels Suitcase.
- 2007 CBCA younger readers shortlisting, Layla Queen of Hearts.
- 2006 KIND (National Assoc for Humane and Environmental Education) Children's Honour Book for Mutt Dog!
- 2005 Cool Award, KOALA picture book of the year and a CBCA Honour Book for Mutt Dog!
- 2004 (International Youth Library) White Raven, also Speech Pathology Australia, Best Language Development Book and a CBCA Picture Book of the Year shortlisting for Milli, Jack and the Dancing Cat.
- 2002 CBCA Book of the year awards, Honour Book for Where does Thursday Go?
- 2001 Australian Publishers Association Design Award shortlist, YABBA, KOALA, BILBY shortlistings, CBCA Picture Book of the Year Award shortlist , for The Pocket Dogs.
- 1999 CBCA Picture Book of the Year Award shortlist for Henry and Amy.
- 1998 CBCA Picture Book of the Year Award shortlist for The Little Blue Parcel.
- 1997 CBCA Picture Book of the Year Award shortlist for Beetle Soup.
- 1996 Family Therapy Association Award, and Crichton Award shortlist, both for The Man Who Loved Boxes.