Awards

 
Society of Illustrators Lifetime Achievement Award (Contemporary)
2016, Presented to a living artist who is judged to have a body of work that documents an innovative and pioneering contribution to the field of children's book illustration.
 
Boston Globe Horn Book Honor
1992, Seven Blind Mice
1989, Lon Po Po
1982, Yeh Shen
 
Mazza Medallion of Excellence for Artistic Diversity, 2002
Presented to a living artist of children's books who has created a work of outstanding merit. The key criteria for choosing a recipient for this award is the candidate's sensitivity to varying requirements of different stories. Therefore, this award is given to an artist of children's books who has demonstrated his/her willingness to experiment with differ ent styles of media and illustration.
 
Hans Christian Andersen Medal - U.S. Nominee, 2000 & 1992
Presented to a living author and illustrator whose complete works have made a lasting contribution to children's literature. The Hans Christian Andersen Award is the highest international recognition given to an author and an illustrator of children's books.
 
Randolph Caldecott Medal
1992, Seven Blind Mice - Honor Book
1989, Lon Po Po
1967, The Emperor and the Kite, Honor Book
 
Boston Globe Horn Book Honor
1992, Seven Blind Mice
1989, Lon Po Po
1982, Yeh Shen
 
Asian Pacific Award
2008, Wabi Sabi
 
New York Times 10 Best Illustrated Children's Books
2008, Wabi Sabi
1988, Cats Are Cats
1983, Up a Tree
 
NY Public Library, 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing
2004, Sons of the Dragon King
2004, I, Doko
2000, The Hunter
1997, Pinocchio
1992, Seven Blind Mice
 
Parents' Choice Award
2004, Sons of the Dragon King
2000, The Hunter, gold award
1989, Lon Po Po, silver award
 
Anne Izard Storyteller's Choice Award
2000, The Hunter, A Chinese Folktale
1988, Cats Are Cats
1983, Up A Tree
 
Washington Irving Children's Choice Book Award
2000, The Hunter
1997, Pinocchio
 
Booksellers West Show Award
1998, Mouse Match
 
21st Annual Angel Award
1997, Voices of the Heart
 
Aesop's Accolade Award
1996, The Turkey Girl: A Zuni Cinderella Story
 
ALA Notable Book
2008, Wabi Sabi
2001 ,The Hunter, A Chinese Folktale
1992, Seven Blind Mice
1989, Lon Po Po
1988, Cats Are Cats
1982, Yeh Shen
1981, High On a Hill
1967, The Emperor and the Kite
 
American Library Association Booklist: Editor's Choice
1989, Lon Popo: A Red Riding Hood Story from China
1986, Foolish Rabbit's Big Mistake
1988, Cats Are Cats
 
Publisher's Weekly Best Children's Books of the Year
1989, Lon Popo: A Red Riding Hood Story from China
 
Reading Rainbow Choice
1985, Moon Tiger
 
The American Institute of Graphics Arts Award: The Fifty Most Beautiful Books of the Year
1984, The Other Bone
1983, Up A Tree
1980, Bo Rabbit Smart For True
1980, High On A Hill
1979, White Wave
1977, Cricket Boy
1977, The Red Lion
1972, The Girl Who Loved the Wind
1967, The Emperor and the Kite
1962, The Mean Mouse and Other Mean Stories
 
Trento (Italy) Graphic Arts Award
1980, The Lion and the Mouse
 
Child Study Association Books of the Year
1978, The Terrible Nung Gwama