Awards and honors
Jo Harper, Author, Storyteller
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Prairie Dog Pioneers The WILLA Literary Award Best Children’s Book 1999

Delfino’s Journey Western Heritage Wrangler Award

Outstanding Juvenile Book 2001

The Birth of the Fifth Sun

Texas Institute of Letters Finalist

Moonbeam Children’s Book Award, Silver

Storytelling World Resource Awards, Honor

North Texas Book Festival Award Winner

Finding Daddy: A Story of the Great Depression

Golden Spur Certificate from the Texas State Reading Association

(DVD read by the author) American Library Association: Notable Children’s Video (Nutmeg Media)

Original art from The Legend of Mexicatl, Prairie Dog Pioneers, and Finding Daddy: A Story of the Great Depression was included in the 2005 Biannual Illustrators’ Exhibit at The Morris Graves Museum of Art in Eureka, California, in conjunction with the Children's Author Festival, that honored Turtle Books author, Jo Harper.

The Society of Illustrators selected art from Finding Daddy: A Story of the Great Depression to be included in the 2006 Annual Art Show.

Outrageous, Bodacious Bolliver Boggs was a Pick of the List book and was plresented on PBS Storytime.

Jalapeno Hal was a Book of the Month selection, as was I Could Eat You Up!