Polly Horvath has written many books for children that have won awards in both the United States and Canada. Here are some of them:


Newberry Honor Seal

Newbery Honor

for Everything on a Waffle

National Book Award

The National Book Award

for The Canning Season

Writers Trust of Canada

The Vicky Metcalf award

for  her body of work

td medal

The Toronto-Dominion Children's Literature Award

for One Year in Coal Harbour


One Year in Coal Harbour

      • Toronto-Dominion's Canadian Children's Literature Award
      • Toronto-Dominion Fan Choice Award
      • The Bolen Books Children's Book Prize

The Canning Season

      • The National Book Award for Young People's Literature
      • 2004 Young Adult Canadian Book of the Year
      • The Horn Book's Honor List
      • Kirkus Editor's Choice
      • An American Library Association's Best Book for Young Adults Fanfare
      • NYC Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing
      • Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year
      • School Library Journal Best Books of the Year
      • Chicago Tribune Best Books of 2003
      • Washington Post Best Books of 2003

Everything on a Waffle

      • Newbery Honor Book
      • Boston Globe- Horn Book Award Honor Book
      • ALA Notable Book
      • Child Magazine Best Book Award
      • Parents' Choice 2001 Fiction Gold Award
      • Parent's Guide to Children's Media Award
      • International White Ravens 2002
      • Mr. Christie Book Award
      • Sheila Egoff Award
      • New York Times Bestseller
      • Publisher's Weekly Bestseller

The Trolls

      • National Book Award Finalist
      • Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor Book
      • ALA Notable Book
      • Riverbank Review Book of Distinction
      • Booklist Editor's Choice
      • Bulletin Blue Ribbon Book
      • Horn Book Fanfare
      • A Rosie O'Donnell Pick and featured on her television show

Mr. and Mrs. Bunny—Detectives Extraordinaire

      • Short-listed for Germany's most prestigious literature award, the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis
      • The Canadian Library Association's 2015 Children's Book of the Year
      • An  Amazon 2012 Best Books of 2012
      • A Washington Post Best Kids Book of 2012
      • An Indigo Top 10 Kid's Book for 2012
      • The Gold Award in the Fiction category of the 2013 Spring Parents' Choice Awards
      • The Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book of the Year
      • Nominated for the 2016 Massachusetts Children's Book Award Master List


Northward to the Moon

      • Oprah's 2010 Reading List
      • Parent's Choice Gold Award for 2010

My One Hundred Adventures

      • A 2008 Booklist Editors' Choice
      • A Best Book of 2008 (Kirkus Reviews)
      • A Best Book of 2008 (School Library Journal)
      • A Best Book of 2008 (Amazon)
      • 2008 New York Public Library List of 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing
      • NAPPA Gold Award Winner
      • Parent's Choice Gold Award
      • A Junior Library Guild Selection 
        The Sheila Egoff Prize for Children's Lliterature
        A 2009 Capitol Choice Noteworthy Book for Children and Teens
      • An IRA-CBC Children's Choice

The Corps of the Bare-Boned Plane

    • Sheila Egoff Children's Literature Prize
    • Shortlisted for the 2007 Canadian Library Association's Young Adult Book of the Year
    • Included in the Bank Street College list of the Best Children's Books of the Year (Ages Twelve and Up)