Howe's work won the following awards:

- AL Notable Children's Books,
- CCBC Choices (Cooperative Children's Book Council),
- Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award (VT)
- Emphasis on Reading Book Award (AL)
- Golden Sower Award (NE)
- Iowa Children's Choice Award
- IRA/CBC Children's Choices
- Land of Enchantment Children's Book Award (NM)
- Nene Award (HI)
- Pacific Northwest Young Reader's Choice Award
- Sequoyah Children's Book Award (OK)
- South Carolina Book Award
- Sunshine State Young Reader's Award (FL)

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