Monday, March 30, 2009


Climbing the Stairs won the Julia Ward Howe Boston Authors Club Young Readers Award!
The award will be presented on May 7th at the Boston Public Library!
The honors CLIMBING THE STAIRS has thus far received include:
• Winner, Boston Authors Club Young Readers Julia Ward Howe award
• Pennsylvania School Library Association Top Forty (or so) YA reading list
• Bank Street College of Education Best Book
• New York Public Library Best Book for the Teen Age
• Capitol Choice
• Booklist Editor’s Choice for the Best Books of the year
• Booklinks Best New Books for the Classroom Selection
• ALA/YALSA Best Books for young adults
• Cooperative Children’s Book Center Choice
• National Council of Social Studies/ Childrens Book Council Notable Social Studies Trade Book
• Children’s Literature Network Top 25 Books of the past two years
• ALA/Amelia Bloomer Book
• Publishers Weekly Flying Start
• Shortlisted for Reading Across Rhode Island
• Shortlisted for Maine State Awards
• Shortlisted for Utah State Awards
• Starred review, Booklist
• Starred review, Publishers Weekly
• Starred review, VOYA (5Q 4P)
• Excellent reviews in Kirkus and School Library Journal
• Booksense Notable, 2008


Barbara O'Connor said...

Congratulations, Padma! That's wonderful.

choxbox said...

Hi. Came here through Saffron Tree. Saw your name in the authors blogs list there and it rang a bell!

Of course - The Forbidden Temple and Mathematwist! Have been my 9 year old's favourites since a couple of years and she has read them over and over several times. I have bought multiple copies of the books to gift them to other kids, and have even sent them to my children's school in London (we moved back to India last year). My daughter's teacher sent me an e-mail praising the books and telling me that the kids in her school had found them fascinating.