Award juries and other selection committees have been very good to Potatoes on Rooftops. It has been named a Hackmatack Award finalist, Next Generation Indie Book Award finalist, Science Books & Film Book Award finalist, Ontario Library Association Best Bets selection, and a Canadian Children’s Book Centre’s Best Books for Kids & Teens selection, and it received a Skipping Stones Honor Award and an honourable mention for the Green Book Festival Award. I’ve been so busy with the books I edit that I hadn’t really noticed all this kindess towards my own piling up. Credit and gratitude to Annick Press for putting up with me as I juggled a brand new job with researching and writing a new book.
Lots of other children’s books on growing food to be found in School Library Journal’s roundup, “Nurturing Learners: School Gardens and Other Growing Things,” including these colourful selections.