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Am I Color Too?
Benjamin Franklin Award
Winner, Best Multicultural Book of the Year, 2006
Christopher Award
Winner, Best Book for Young People, 2006
Independent Publishers Book Award
Runner-up, Best Multicultural Book, 2006
Wanda Gag Award
Winner, Outstanding Read-Aloud Book, 2006
Coalition of Visionary Resources
Finalist, Best Children's Book, 2006
National Parenting Publication Award
NAPPA Gold Winner, 2007

The Bonsai Bear
Coalition of Visionary Resources
Finalist, Best Children's Book, 2000

Cassandra's Angel
Coalition of Visionary Resources
Finalist, Best Children's Book, 2002
Colorado Independent Publishers
First Place, EVVY Award, 2002

Cornelius and the Dog Star
Body Mind Spirit Magazine
Award of Excellence, 1996

Dragon
Coalition of Visionary Resources
Winner, Best Children's Book, 2000
ForeWord Magazine
Finalist, Children's Book of the Year, 2000

Dreambirds
Coalition of Visionary Resources
Winner, Best Children's Book, 1998

Dreams to Grow On
Independent Publisher Book Award
Winner, Most Inspiriational to Youth, 2003

The Errant Knight
ForeWord Magazine
Finalist, Children's Book of the Year, 2004
NAPRA Nautilus Award
Finalist, Best Children's Book, 2004
Storytelling World Award
Winner, Stories for Adolescent Listeners, 2009

Faerie
Coalition of Visionary Resources
Winner, Best Children's Book, 2003
ForeWord Magazine
Finalist, Best Children's Book, 2003

God's Promise
Creative Child Magazine
Preferred Choice Award, 2008
Moonbeam Children's Book Awards
Third Place, Best Picture Book - All Ages, 2008
Best You Can Be Foundation
Top 10 Book Award

In Every Moon There is a Face
ForeWord Magazine
Winner, Children's Book of the Year, 2004
Independent Publishers Book Award
Finalist, Children's Picture Book, 2004

Just Imagine
Creative Child Magazine
Seal of Excellence, 2007

Little Squarehead
ForeWord Magazine
Finalist, Best Children's Book, 2002

The Little Wizard
Coalition of Visionary Resources
Winner, Best Children's Book, 2001
Benjamin Franklin Award
Best Color Cover, 2001
ForeWord Magazine
Third Place, Children's Book of the Year, 2001
Northwest Association of Book Publishers
Winner, Best 4-Color Cover, 2001
Finalist, Book of the Year, 2001

Little Yellow Pear Tomatoes
Skipping Stones Magazine
Winner, Honor Award for Nature and Ecology
Independent Publishers Book Award
Finalist, Best Children's Picture Book, 2006
ForeWord Magazine
Finalist, Best Children's Picture Book, 2006
Benjamin Franklin Award
Finalist, Best Children's Picture Book, 2006


A Mother's Promise 
USA Book News
Finalist, Best Children's Book, 2005
Mom's Choice Awards
Gold Recipient, Distinctive Illustration, 2009
Silver Recipient, Family Life, 2009

Mrs. Murphy's Marvelous Mansion
Coalition of Visionary Resources
Best Children's Picture Book, 2006
Creative Child Magazine
Preferred Choice Award, 2007

One Smile
Benjamin Franklin Award
Winner, Best Children's Book, 2003
Coalition of Visionary Resources
Finalist, Best Children's Book, 2003

The Right Touch
Benjamin Franklin Award
Winner, Best Parenting Book, 1999
Parent Council
Selected as Outstanding, 1998
Small Press Award
Finalist, 1998

Roonie B. Moonie: Lost and Alone
ForeWord Magazine
Finalist, Children's Book of the Year, 2007
Independent Publishers Book Awards
Third Place, Best Children's Book, 2008
Creative Child Magazine
Winner, Book of the Year, 2008
The Best You Can Be Foundation
Top 10 Book Award
Mom's Choice Awards
Gold Recipient, Values & Life Lessons, 2009
Eric Hoffer Book Award
Honorable Mention, Children's Category, 2009

Something Special
Benjamin Franklin Award
Winner, Best Design, 2006
USA Book News
Finalist, Best Children's Picture Book, 2005

Sky Castle
Benjamin Franklin Award
Finalist, Best New Voice, 1999
Children's Book Council
Children's Choice Award, 1999
Northwest Association of Book Publishers
Finalist, Best Book, 1999

Too Many Murkles
Benjamin Franklin Award
Finalist, Best Children's Book, 2005

To Sleep with the Angels
Coalition of Visionary Resources
Finalist, Best Children's Book, 2000

The Sai Prophecy
Best Visionary Fiction, Coalition of Visionary Retailers

The Tree
Skipping Stones Magazine
Winner, Best Ecology Book, 2003
ASPCA
Finalist, Children's Book Award, 2002
The National Arbor Day Foundation
Certificate of Merit, 2002
ForeWord Magazine
Third Place, Environment, 2003
Fourth, Fall 2002 Children's Book Sense 76 List
Green Book Festival
Winner, Best Children's Book, 2009

We Share One World
USA Book News
Winner, Best Children's Book, 2005
Benjamin Franklin Award
Finalist, Best Children's Book, 2005

The Whoosh of Gadoosh
Benjamin Franklin Award
Winner, Best New Voice, 2003
Children's Book Sense 76 List, Fall 2002

What If...
ForeWord Magazine
Finalist, Best Children's Book, 2002

Wings of Change
Storytelling World Award
Honor Book, Stories for Young Listeners, 2001

Award-Winning Books

Below is a list of the many national honors and awards won by Illumination Arts' books. In addition to these awards for individual books, Illumination Arts has been awarded a Seal of Excellence from Children of the New Earth Magazine.
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Wings Within
Mom's Choice Award 
Storytelling World Award
Creative Child Award