AWARDS and HONOURS  
Hon. Doc. Lit., Oxford Brookes University, 2011
NATE Award for Liftetime Services to English Education, 2010
Elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, 2009
Hon. Doc. of Letters, Gloucestershire University, 2008
Hon. Doctorate, Umeň University, Sweden, 2003
JHunt Award, USA, 2002 for Postcards from No Man's Land
Michael Printz Award, USA, 2002 for Postcards from No Man's Land
Hans Christian Andersen Award, 2002 (IBBY)
Carnegie Medal, 1999 for Postcards from No Man's Land
Stockport School Book Prize K4, 2000 for Postcards from No Man's Land
Italian Andersen Award, 2000 for Postcards from No Man's Land
Dutch Silver Pencil, 1994 for The Toll Bridge
Dutch Silver Pencil, 1986 for The Present Takers
Dutch Silver Pencil, 1985 for Seal Secret
Eleanor Farjeon Award, 1982 for Outstanding Services to Children's Books (with Nancy Chambers)
Children's Literature Association (USA) Award, 1979 for Outstanding Literary Criticism
 

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