Books

Write the book you want to write, not the book someone else wants you to write. They have the right not to like it, and they don’t have to buy it but they do not have the right to tell you want to write. – Jane Yolen

 

Awards

Novels

Burn – Middle Grade Novel – free verse – 260 pages – ISBN 10 – 189715950
ISBN 13 – 978-1897151952 – Dancing Cat Books – September 2010

2011 TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award Finalist
2011 CLA Children’s Book of the Year Finalist
2011/12 Rocky Mountain Book Award shortlist

Libertad – Free Verse novel – Fitzhenry and Whiteside – 215 pages- ISBN 9781554551064 – Sept. 2008

2008 Governor General Award Finalist
2009 TD Canadian Children’s literature Award Finalist
2009 Ruth Schwartz Award Winner
2009 CLA Children’s Book of the Year Honor Book
2009 Golden Oak Award Winner
2009 Once Upon a World Children’s Book Award (Simon Wiesenthal Center)
2010 Silver Birch Award Honor book
2010 Manitoba Young Readers Choice Award Shortlist
2010 Rocky Mountain Book Award shortlist
2010/11 SnowWillow Award shortlist
2010/11 Red Cedar Award Winner
2010 17th Annual Skipping Stones Honor award
2009 Bank Street Books Best Children’s Books
2008 Oh Resource Links Best Books list
2009 Canadian Children’s book Center Starred Best Book Choice
2008 Cybil Award nominee

In the Garage –Young Adult novel – free verse/prose – 181 pages – ISBN 0889953716 – RedDeer Press Canada – Nov. 2006

2008 Canadian Children’s book Center Starred Best book
2009 Stellar Award nominee
2007 Alberta Book Award in the children’s category shortlist
2007 Lois Hole Editorial Award winning book
2006 Cybil Award nominee

Walking on Glass – Young Adult novel- free verse – 144 pages – ISBN- 0060778512 – HarperCollins– Jan. 9th 2007

Canadian Children’s book Center Starred Best book 2008
Yalsa Quick Pick list 2008
2008 – 2009 Tayshas Reading list book
2007 Cybil Award nominee

Picture books

A Good Trade – 32 pages – ISBN 978-0-9869495-9-3 – Pajama Press Oct 2012
(author)
Starred Kirkus review.
2013 White Raven selection
Canadian Children’s Starred Best Book 2013
Bank street Best books 2013
2014 Blue Spruce finalist
2015 Kentucky BlueGrass Award shortlist for K-2

Community Soup – 32 pages – ISBN -97801-927485-27-9 – Pajama Press June 2013
(author/illustrator)
Canadian Children’s Starred Best Book 2013
Let’s Read book choice 2014

In a Cloud of Dust – 32 pages – ISBN 978-1-927485-62-0 Pajama Press March 2015
(author)
2016 Blue Spruce Finalist
2016 Rainforest of Reading Winner – children’s choice
Marilyn Bailiee Picture book award 2016 finalist
Canadian Children’s Starred Best book 2015

When the Rain Comes 32 pages – Pajama Press – Sept 2016 (Canada) – Forthcoming Feb – US
Starred Kirkus review

Although set in faraway Sri Lanka, Fullerton’s rhythmic tale holds a universal message: that even the smallest and youngest among us can summon up the courage to face, and overcome, the most gargantuan challenges.
A beautiful introduction to life and culture on a little-known island nation—and a delightful read whether for the first or the 100th time.”
https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/alma-fullerton/when-the-rain-comes/

School Library Journal blogger Elizabeth Bird’s
“2017 Picture Books I Am Really Looking Forward To”

Hand Over Hand – 32 pages – Second Story Press Spring 2017 (Canada)