Honors and Awards

Tamora Pierce is the recipient of 2013’s Margaret A. Edwards Award for THE SONG OF THE LIONESS and PROTECTOR OF THE SMALL Quartets, which “honors an author, as well as a specific body of his or her work, for significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature…. It recognizes an author’s work in helping adolescents become aware of themselves and addressing questions about their role and importance in relationships, society, and in the world…. Edwards Committee Chair Jamie Watson said that ‘Pierce’s books and characters have been influencing both readers and writers of fantasy since their inception.'”

See a YouTube Video of Tamora Pierce’s Margaret A. Edwards Award Acceptance Speech here.

For the full text of the speech, click here.

BEKA COOPER: A Tortall Legend Series:

MASTIFF:

  • Two weeks on The New York Times Children’s Series bestseller list  – #4 on 11/23/11, #8 on 11/20/11

BLOODHOUND:

TERRIER:

  • 2009 West Australian Young Readers’ Book Award – “Best Book for Older Readers”
  • Six weeks on The New York Times Children’s Chapter Books bestseller list – #2 on 11/12/06, #4 on 11/19/06, #4 on 11/26/06, #10 on 12/03/06, #5 on 12/10/06, #9 on 12/17/06
  • Publishers Weekly Children’s Fiction bestseller list, December, 2006
  • A YALSA Best Book for Young Adults, American Library Association, 2007

THE WILL OF THE EMPRESS:

  • Four weeks on The New York Times Children’s Chapter Books bestseller list – #4 on 10/16/05, #4 on 11/06/05, #9 on 11/20/05, #10 on 12/04/05
  • Publisher’s Weekly Children’s Chapter Books bestseller list, December, 2005
  • Starred Review, Booklist, 2005

TRICKSTER’S QUEEN:

Bestseller Lists

  • Seven weeks on the New York Times Children’s Chapter Books bestseller list  – #1 on 10/17/04, #2 on 10/24/04, #2 on 10/31/04, #4 on 11/7/04, #5 on 11/14/04, #7 on 11/21/04, #5 on 1/16/05,
  • Two weeks on USA Today bestseller list – 10/21/04, 10/28/04
  • Two weeks on Book Sense National Children’s Fiction Bestseller list – 10/17/04, 10/24/04
  •  #8 in November, 2004 Australian Bookseller and Publisher Children’s Books bestseller list

Honors and Awards

  • Received Edward E. Smith Memorial “Skylark” Award, 2005, Boskone 42
  • A VOYA Best Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Selection, 2004
  • Book Sense Children’s Winter Pick Lists

TRICKSTER’S CHOICE:

  • Four weeks on The New York Times Children’s Chapter Books bestseller list – #7 on 10/12/03, #9 on 10/19/03, #10 on 11/2/03, #8 on 12/7/03
  • #7, Best Young Adult Book, Locus’s 2003 Recommended Reading List for Young Adults
  • Nominated, ALA Best Books for Young Adults 2003
  • VOYA’s Best Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror List, 2003
  • A New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age, 2004
  • A Teens’ Top Ten, 2004
  • A YALSA Best Book for Young Adults, American Library Association, 2004

THE CIRCLE OPENS quartet

MAGIC STEPS:

  • VOYA’s 2000 Best Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror list, 2001
  • Best Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror List, VOYA/Voice of Youth Advocates, 2000

STREET MAGIC:

  • VOYA’s Best Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror, April 2002
  • VOYA Top Shelf Fiction for Middle School Readers, 2001

COLD FIRE:

  • #8 on Amazon Online Best of 2002 Customers’ Favorites: Teens.
  • Nominated, ALA Best Books for Young Adults 2003
  • VOYA’s 2002 Best Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror list, 2003

SHATTERGLASS:

  • VOYA’s Best Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror, April 2004

THE PROTECTOR OF THE SMALL quartet

FIRST TEST:

  • Nominee, Nevada Young Reader’s Award 2002

PAGE:

  • 2000 Best Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror List, VOYA/Voice of Youth Advocates

SQUIRE:

  • Two weeks on the New York Times Children’s Chapter Books bestseller list – #6 on June 10, #9 on June 17, 2001
  • ALA Best Book for YAs 2002
  • Best Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror List, VOYA/Voice of Youth Advocates, 2001
  • A YALSA Best Book for Young Adults, American Library Association, 2002
  • New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age, 2002
  • Evergreen Young Adult Book Award Nominee, 2004

LADY KNIGHT:

Bestseller Lists

  • Three weeks on The New York Times Children’s Chapter Books bestseller list – #1 on 9/8/02, #4 on 9/15/02, #7 on 9/22/02
  • Two weeks on The Wall Street Journal Fiction Bestseller list – #6 on 9/6/02, #12 on 9/13/02
  • Two weeks on the Publishers Weekly Children’s Chapter Book Bestseller list – #5 on 9/9/02, #6 on 10/14/02
  • #3 on 9/12/02 on Book Sense National Children’s Fiction Bestseller list
  • #5 on 9/22/02 Amazon.com Teen Bestseller list
  • #49 on 9/12/02 USA Today Bestseller list
  • #5 on Amazon Online Best of 2002 Customers’ Favorites: Teens

Honors and Awards

  • Books for the Teen Age list, Office of Young Adult Services of The New York
    Public Library, 2002
  • Voice of Youth Advocates 2002 Best Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror list, 2003

THE CIRCLE OF MAGIC quartet

  • Finalist, 2000 Mythopoeic Award (Children’s Literature)

MAGIC CIRCLE: SANDRY’S BOOK:

  • Best Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror List, VOYA/Voice of Youth Advocates, 1997
  • Booklist’s Top 10 Fantasy Novels for Young Readers, May 15, 1997 – May 15, 1998
  • Honor Book, 1998 Judy Lopez Memorial Award of the Women’s National Book Association
  • Locus Recommended reading, 1997

MAGIC CIRCLE: TRIS’S BOOK:

  • Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers list, YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association), 1999
  • Best Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror List, VOYA/Voice of Youth Advocates, 1998

MAGIC CIRCLE: DAJA’S BOOK:

  • Booklist’s Top 10 Fantasy Audiobooks for Adult and Youth, April 15, 2004
  • Books for the Teen Age list, Office of Young Adult Services of The New York
    Public Library, 1997
  • Best Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror List, VOYA/Voice of Youth Advocates, 1998
  • Top Ten Fantasy Novels for Young Readers, May 15, 1997 – May 15, 1998
  • Booklist Magazine; Kid’s Pick: Young Adult, September 21, 1998, BookWeb.org (American Booksellers Association online newsletter)
  • Listed in “The Perfect Tens: the Top Forty Books reviewed in Voice of Youth Advocates 1996 – 2000”, VOYA, June 2001
  • Booklist’s Top 10 Fantasy Novels for Young Readers, 1997-1998

MAGIC CIRCLE: BRIAR’S BOOK:

  • Best Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror List, VOYA/Voice of Youth Advocates, 1999
  • Listed in “The Perfect Tens: the Top Forty Books reviewed in Voice of Youth Advocates 1996 – 2000”, VOYA, June 2001

THE IMMORTALS quartet

WILD MAGIC:

  • Nominee, Iowa Teen Award booklist, 1995-1996.

WOLF-SPEAKER:

  • Bestseller, Children’s Paperbacks, Australian Bookseller & Publisher, May 1995.

THE EMPEROR MAGE:

  • Best Books for Young Adults, Hawaii State Library, 1995
  • Best Books for Young Adults List, the American Library Association, 1996
  • Best Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror List, VOYA/Voice of Youth Advocates, 1995

THE REALMS OF THE GODS:

  • Selection, International Reading Association’s Young Adult Choices project, 1996 booklist
  • Books for the Teen Age list, Office of Young Adult Services of The New York
    Public Library, 1997
  • Best Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror list, VOYA/Voice of Youth Advocates, 1996

THE SONG OF THE LIONESS quartet

ALANNA: THE FIRST ADVENTURE:

  • Main Selection, Children’s Book of the Month Club
  • Author’s Citation, The Alumni Association, New Jersey Institute of Technology, 17th Annual New Jersey Writers Conference, March 24, 1984
  • Recommended Fantasy (list) of “GenreCon” (the Preconference on Genres of the Young Adult Services Division of the American Librarians Association, June 1991)
  • A YALSA Popular Paperback for Young Adults, 2003

IN THE HAND OF THE GODDESS:

  • Main Selection, Children’s Book of the Month Club
  • Winner, ZDF Preis der Lesratten (German fantasy award)
  • Nominee, 1985-86 South Carolina Children’s Book Award

THE WOMAN WHO RIDES LIKE A MAN:

LIONESS RAMPANT:

  • City of Baltimore Enoch Pratt Free Library selection, “Youth-to-Youth Books: A List for Imagination and Survival.”