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BOOKS AND AWARDS

 

                                                                                                                                                        

National and Regional Awards For a Body of Work

Margaret A. Edwards Award for a Distinguished Body of Work for Young Adults, from the Young Adult Services Committee of the American Library Association and the School Library Journal-- l992.

Katharine Drexel Award, presented by the Catholic Library Association "to recognize an outstanding contribution by an individual to the growth of high school and young adult librarianship and literature.

Pennsylvania Librarian Associations Award.

Educational Press Association of America Distinguished Achievement Award.

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PUBLISHED OR SOON-TO-BE-PUBLISHED BOOKS:

MOVIE FOR DOGS -- Elementary level (Scholastic, 2010)
Foreign editions:  Spain, Catalonia, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Canada, England, Austrailia, Mexico, New Delhi, Buenos Aires, China

Audio cassette

NEWS FOR DOGS -- Elementary level (Scholastic, 2009)
Foreign editions: Spain, Catalonia, Portugal, Czech Republic, Slovakia, China, Buenos Aires, Australia, England

Audio cassette: Scholastic

SEASONS OF THE HEART -- poetry (iUniverse, 2007)
Reader Views Literary Award, 2008
Book Hitch Award for "Most Innovative Book of Poetry", 2008

SONG OF THE CIRCUS – picture book (Philomel Books, 2002)

ON THE EDGE -- anthology edited by Lois Duncan (Simon & Schuster, Feb. 2000)
Jr. Library Guild selection -- 2000

I WALK AT NIGHT – picture book (Putnam, 2000)
Jr. Library Guild selection -- 2000
New York Times “Best Illustrated Children’s Book” List
Foreign editions: Japan, England

THE LONGEST HAIR IN THE WORLD – picture book (Delacorte, 1999)
Recorded Books audio recording -- 1997

TRAPPED! -- anthology edited by Lois Duncan (Simon & Schuster, 1998)
Junior Library Guild selection -- 1998 

GALLOWS HILL -- (Delacorte, 1997)
Jr. Library Guild selection -- 1997
ALA Quick Pick for Young Adults -- 1998
NBC Movie of the Week, retitled "I've Been Waiting For You" -- 1998
"Books for Teen Age" list, compiled by N.Y. Public Library YA Division -- 1998
Tennessee Volunteer State Young Readers Award -- 2001
Nominated for Nevada Young Readers Award -- 1999
Foreign editions: England, Denmark

NIGHT TERRORS -- anthology edited by Lois Duncan (Simon & Schuster, 1996)
Selected for the "1997 Books for the Teen Age" by the Office of Young Adult Services of the New York Public Library

THE MAGIC OF SPIDER WOMAN—picture book (Scholastic, 1996)
N.Y. Public Library "100 Best Children's Books of the Year"           

PSYCHIC CONNECTIONS – YA and adult non-fiction (Delacorte, 1995) 

THE CIRCUS COMES HOME – picture book with photos by Lois Duncan’s father, Joseph Steinmetz (Delacorte, 1993)
Jr. Library Guild selection--1993
Featured on "Barney & Friends" TV Show -- 1999

WHO KILLED MY DAUGHTER? – adult and YA non-fiction (Delacorte, 1992)
School Library Journal "Best Book Of the Year"--1992
The Literary Guild, alternate selection--1992
Time-Life Digest selection--1992
ALA Best Book for Young Adults--1993
Library of Congress Selection as a Talking Book For the Blind--1993
N.Y. Public Library-- "Books for the Teenage" selection--1993
Scholastic Book Club selection -- March, 1994 Feb., 1999
Pacific Northwest Young Readers Award--1994-95
Nominated for Nevada Young Readers Award--1993-94
Nominated for Tennessee Volunteer State Young Readers Award--94-95
Nominated for Iowa Teen Award--1994-95
Foreign editions: Germany, Norway, Denmark, Poland, Sweden,

DON'T LOOK BEHIND YOU -- (Delacorte, l989)
ALA Best Book For Young Adults--l990
Parents' Choice Book Award--l990
Children's Book Award, Shefield, England--l990
Phantom's Choice Award--l99l
Dark Zone Book Club selection -- 1995
Utah Young Readers Award--1992
Indiana Young Hoosier Award--1992
Virginia Young Readers Award--1992
Nominated for Nebraska Young Adult Golden Sower Award--l992
Nominated for Iowa Teen Award--l992
Nominated for Tennessee Volunteer State Book Award--1993-94
Nominated for Illinois Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Award -- 1994-95
Nominated for Colorado Blue Spruce Award -- 1994-95
Recorded Books, audio recording
TV movie, Fox Family Channel -- 1999
Foreign editions: England, Yugoslavia, Denmark, Germany, France, Norway

THE BIRTHDAY MOON – picture book (Viking, Penguin, 1989)
Literary Guild selection
Foreign editions: England

SONGS FROM DREAMLAND – picture book with musical CD, vocals by Lois Duncan’s daughter, Robin Arquette Burkin (Knopf, 1988)

WONDER KID MEETS THE EVIL LUNCH SNATCHER – elementary chapter book (Little, Brown,1988)

THE TWISTED WINDOW -- (Delacorte, l987)
Jr. Literary Guild Selection
Dark Zone Book Club selection -- 1995
Parents' Choice Honor Book for Literature--l987
Nominated for Edgar Allan Poe Award--l988
Listed as Outstanding Bk. of the Year, Iowa Bks. for Young Readers Program
Nominated for Oklahoma Sequoyah Y.A. Book Award, l989-90
Nominated for Indiana Young Hoosier Award--l989
Nominated for Iowa Young Readers Award--l989
Foreign editions: England, Denmark, Norway

LOCKED IN TIME -- (Little, Brown, l985)
Jr. Literary Guild--l985
IRA-CBA Children's Choice
Nominated for Edgar Allan Poe Award--l985
Selected for Children's Books of the Year Exhibit, England--l986
South Carolina Young Adult Book Award--l988
Nevada Young Readers Award--l988
Tennessee Young Readers Award--l989-90
Nominated for Indiana Young Hoosier Award--l988
Nominated for Colorado Blue Spruce Award--l989
Nominated for Colorado Blue Spruce Award--l993
Nominated for Wyoming Young Adult Book Award--1993
YALSA-ALA "Popular Paperbacks for Young Adult" book list--1999
Foreign editions: England, Germany, Japan

HORSES OF DREAMLAND – picture book (Little, Brown, l985)
National League Of American Pen Women Children's Book Award--l987
Foreign editions: England

THE THIRD EYE -- (Little, Brown, l984)
Nominated for Edgar Allan Poe Award--l985
Jr. Literary Guild--l985
Selected for Children's Books of the Year Exhibit, England--l985
Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award--l989
Indiana Young Hoosier Award--l987
West Australian Young Readers Award--l987
Nominated for Texas "Spring Jackrabbit" Young Readers Award--l986
Nominated for Land of Enchantment, New Mexico Young Readers Award--l987
Nominated for Volunteer State Book Award, Tennessee--l988
Foreign editions: England, Germany

FROM SPRING TO SPRING – picture book with photos by Lois Duncan (The Westminster Press, 1983)

THE TERRIBLE TALES OF HAPPY DAYS SCHOOL – picture book (Little, Brown, 1983)

CHAPTERS:  MY GROWTH AS A WRITER – autobiography (Little, Brown, l982)
ALA Best Book for Young Readers--l982
School Library Journal: Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies

STRANGER WITH MY FACE -- (Little, Brown, l98l)
ALA Best Book for Young Adults--l98l
New York Times Outstanding Book of the Year--l98l
New Mexico Press Women Zia Award--l983
Ethical Culter School Award--l98l
Library of Congress selection--l98l
National League of American Pen Women Best Novel--l982
California Young Readers Award--l984
South Carolina Young Readers Award--l984
Indiana Young Hoosier Award--l986
Nominated for Iowa Young Readers Award--l984
Nominated for Arizona Young Readers Award--l985
Nominated for Florida "Sunshine Authors" Young Readers Award--l986
Nominated for Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award--l988
Top Teen Read List in England, selected by teenagers--l986
Listening Library, audio recording
Recorded Books, audio recording
Foreign editions: England, Denmark, Germany

DAUGHTERS OF EVE -- (Little, Brown,1979)
Foreign editions:  England

HOW TO WRITE AND SELL YOUR PERSONAL EXPERIENCES – adult non-fiction (Writer's Digest Books, 1979)

KILLING MR. GRIFFIN -- (Little, Brown, l978
ALA Best Book for Young Adults--l976
Massachusetts Children's Book Award--l982
Alabama Young Readers Choice Award--l982-83 86-87
Nominated for California Young Readers Award--l982
Selected for Librarians Best Book List, England--l986
New York Times "Best Book for Children"--l988
NBC Movie of the Week -- 1997
Nominated for Edgar Allan Poe Award
Listening Library, audio recording
Recorded Books, audio recording
Foreign editions: England, Switzerland, Italy, Holland, Brazil, Portugal, Germany

SUMMER OF FEAR -- (Little, Brown, l976)
Junior Library Guild selection--l976
NBC Movie of the Week under the title "Stranger In Our House"  -- 1978
Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award (Vermont Young Readers)--l978
California Young Readers Award--l981
Land of Enchantment, New Mexico Young Readers Award--l984
Selected for the Children's Books of the Year Exhibition, England
Nominated for Colorado Blue Spruce Young Readers Award--l986
Listening Library, audio recording
Foreign editions: England, Norway, Germany

DOWN A DARK HALL -- (Little, Brown, 1974)
Foreign editions:  Germany, England

WHEN THE BOUGH BREAKS – adult novel (Bantam, 1974)
Foreign magazine rights:  England, Denmark, Norway, Sweden

I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER -- (Little, Brown, 1973)
Foreign editions: England, Czehoslavakia, Italy, Norway, Denmark, France
Box office movie, Mandalay Productions -- 1997

A GIFT OF MAGIC -- (Little, Brown, l97l)
OMAR Children's Book Award, Indiana--l983
Foreign editions:  England

HOTEL FOR DOGS – elementary level novel (Houghton Mifflin, 1971)
National League of American Pen Women Award -- 1971
Weekly Reader children's Book Club

Disney Enterprises, Hyperion, “Hidden Treasures” edition--2002
Scholastic edition -- 2008
Box Office Movie: Dreamworks, 2009
Foreign editions: Sweden, France, Spain, Catalonia, Russia, China, Taiwan, Japan, the UK, Portugal, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Holland, Greece, Korea, Lithuania, Canada, England, Australia, Mexico, New Delhi, Buenos Aires, Thailand,                              Audio cassette: Scholastic

PEGGY – historical novel about Peggy Shippen (Little, Brown, 1970)

MAJOR ANDRE, BRAVE ENEMY – biography (Putnam,1969)

THEY NEVER CAME HOME -- (Doubleday, l968)
Jr. Literary Guild selection--l968
Nominated for Edgar Allan Poe Award--l969
Foreign editions: England, Norway

RANSOM -- (Doubleday, l966)
Nominated for Edgar Allan Poe Award--l967
Video, retitled HELD FOR RANSOM, Emmet/Furla Productions -- 2000
Foreign editions:  England, Norway

POINT OF VIOLENCE – adult novel (Doubleday, 1966)
Popular Library Crime Club selection
Foreign editions:  Norway, Sweden, England, Portugual

SEASON OF THE TWO-HEART -- (Dodd, Mead, 1965)
Foreign editions:  Spain

GIVING AWAY SUZANNE – picture book (Dodd, Mead, 1962)

GAME OF DANGER -- (Dodd, Mead, 1962)

SILLY MOTHER – picture book (Dodd, Mead, 1962)
Jr. Literary Guild--1962

THE MIDDLE SISTER -- (Dodd, Mead, 1960)

THE LITTLEST ONE IN THE FAMILY – picture book (Dodd, Mead, 1959) 

A PROMISE FOR JOYCE (written under the pen name “Lois Kerry”)--(Funk & Wagnalls, 1958)

DEBUTANTE HILL -- (Dodd, Mead, l957)
Seventeenth Summer Literary Award--l957

LOVE SONG FOR JOYCE (written under the pen name “Lois Kerry”) --(Funk & Wagnalls, 1957)

 

                                   

 

                                

                                    

I Know What You Did Last Summer

 Last summer, four terrified friends made a desperate pact to conceal a shocking secret. But now, someone has learned the truth, and the horror is starting again. There is an unknown avenger out there who is stalking them in a deadly game. Will he stop at terror--or is he out for revenge?

 

 

They Never Came Home

Larry and Dan leave on a weekend camping trip and never return.  There are no clues, until Larry’s sister, Joan, gets a mysterious phone call that sends her and Dan’s younger brother on a dangerous mission to find the missing boys.

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Daughters Of Eve

 Sworn to secrecy -- bound by loyalty -- it's the high school's most exclusive club. But now a twisted mind is leading it. Who will be the first victim?

 

 

A Gift Of Magic

Until she learns to control it, Nancy's gift of extrasensory perception brings her more trouble than she can handle.

 

 

The Twisted Window

 Tracy Lloyd can feel the handsome stranger watching her. He's not a student at her high school, so what is he doing there?  What does he want from Tracy, and is she willing to help him?A plot-oriented story with more twists and turns than a corkscrew.

 

Ransom

Five students were missing--a terrifying ride into a nightmare! In the beginning it's just another bus ride home from school. But the driver is a stranger who has plans for his passengers.

 

 

Don't Look Behind You

Forced to give up her name, her friends, her boyfriend, and everything she's ever known, April feels like her life is over when her father's undercover work for the FBI forces the family to relocate under the Federal Witness Security Program. At least, they can now feel safe. Or -- can they?

 

 

 

Down A Dark Hall

Why does the exclusive boarding school Blackwood have only four students? Kit walks the dark halls and feels a penetrating chill. What terror waits around the next corner?