ALA Notable Children’s Book WINNER
Book Links Lasting Connection WINNER 2008
Booklist Children’s Editors’ Choice WINNER 2008
Boston Globe-Horn Book Award WINNER 2009
Cooperative Children’s Book Center Choices WINNER
Horn Book Fanfare WINNER 2008
IRA Teachers’ Choices WINNER
Kid’s Indie Next List “Inspired Recommendations for Kids from Indie Booksellers” WINNER 2008
School Library Journal Best Book of the Year WINNER 2008
New Jersey Garden State Teen Book Award NOMINEE
Tennessee Volunteer State Book Award NOMINEE
Great Lakes Book Award FINALIST 2009
L.A. Times Book Prize FINALIST 2008
Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, September 1, 2008:
"The scrapbook technique . . . remains fresh and lively, a great way to provide a huge amount of information in a format that invites both browsing and in-depth study."
Starred Review, Booklist, September 15, 2008:
"Fleming offers another standout biographical title, this time twining accounts of two lives—Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln—into one fascinating whole."
Starred Review, School Library Journal, October 2008:
"It’s hard to imagine a more engaging or well-told biography of the Lincolns."
Starred Review, Horn Book Magazine, November/December 2008:
"Fleming is able to compare and contrast the president with his first lady, giving us not only greater insight into each of them but also a fuller picture of the world in which they lived."
Review, New York Times Book Review, November 9, 2008:
"The format of ‘The Lincolns’ may be aimed at young readers, but, given Candace Fleming’s unerring eye for the dramatic quotation (with the Lincolns, there were a lot of those), this birth-to-death biography of Mary and Abraham is hard to put down even for readers who know the story."
Review, New York Times Book Review, November 16, 2008:
"This dual biography is hard to put down, even if you know the story."