Awards for Dairy Queen

•  Ultimate Teen Reading List, >>

    Over 250 of the very best books for teens

•  Borders Original Voices Award, Winner, 2006

• Booksense Picks for Children, Summer 2006 #1 Pick

Midwest Booksellers’ Choice Award for Children’s Literature, Midwest Booksellers’ Association, Winner, 2007 >>

Great Lakes Book Award for Children’s Books, Great Lakes Booksellers Association, Winner, 2007 >>

Michigan Library Association Thumbs Up! Award, 2008 Honor Book >>

Best Books 2006, School Library Journal >>

VOYA Review Editor’s Choice, 2006

• Top-Shelf Fiction for Middle School Readers, VOYA 2006

Best Books for Young Adults, American Library Association 2007 >>

TAYSHAS Reading List, Texas Library Association, 2007-2008 >>

Lone Star Reading List, Texas Library Association, 2007-2008 >>

Quill Awards Finalist, 2006 >>

• “Read On Wisconsin!” inaugural selection, September 2007

Readers’ choice awards

Dairy Queen has received no greater complement than its selection by teen readers across the country and the planet. Thank you.


Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award, Colorado Association of Libraries et al., 2009 Nominee


Nutmeg Award, Connecticut State Library, 2009 Nominee


Abraham Lincoln Illinois High School Book Award, Illinois School Library Media Association, 2009 Nominee


Kentucky Bluegrass Award, Eastern Kentucky University Libraries, 2008 Nominee >>


Maine Student Book Award, Maine Library Association, Maine Association of School Libraries and Maine Reading Association, 2007-8 Nominee >>

New Hampshire

Isinglass Teen Read Award, New Hampshire Library Association, 2009 Nominee

New Jersey

Garden State Teen Book Awards, 2009 Nominee


Sequoyah Award, Oklahoma Library Association, 2009 Nominee >>

Pacific Northwest

Young Reader's Choice Awards, Pacific Northwest Library Association, 2009 Nominee >>


Young Reader's Choice Award, Pennsylvania School Libraries Association, 2008-2009, Winner >>

Rhode Island

Rhode Island Teen Book Award, Rhode Island Teen Book Award Committee, 2009 Nominee >>


Volunteer State Book Award, Tennessee Association of School Librarians, 2007-8 Nominee


Beehive Book Award, Children’s Literature Association of Utah, 2008 Nominee >>


Green Mountain Book Award, Vermont School Library Association, Vermont Library Association and the Vermont Department of Libraries, 2008-9 Nominee

Washington State

Evergreen Young Adult Book Award, Washington Young Adult Review Group, 2009 Nominee >>



Inky Awards, State Library of Victoria, 2007 Nominee >>

I have just recently finished reading your book Dairy Queen. I have to say it was the best book I have ever read in my entire life . . . I have never loved and finished a book on my own until I read Dairy Queen . . . I could not put it down every time the teacher said to stop reading I wanted to keep going and every time they said we were reading the whole class period I was so happy to be able read the book. I wanted to know if you were going to be making a sequel to it. A reason why I am asking if you are making a sequel is because I want to know what happens with everything that you wrote in the ending chapter and I want to continue to be able to finish a book by myself.

- Jessica

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