Literary Awards

2019 Nominated to the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) 2020 Swedish Arts Counsel 

2019 Mujeres por la libertad, Women for Liberty Gold Medal Consejo de Fundadores de la Confraternidad Bolivariana de América, Santa Fe de Bogotá/ 2018 Quito March 19 2019

2017 Nominated to the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) 2018 Swedish Arts Counsel 

2016 Matilde Hidalgo de Procel Gold Medal for Children and Young Adults Literature, Manta Ecuador

2015 Selected by the SEP (Mexico Ministry of Public Education) to be included in the National Reading Program with her book

Los pájaros no tienen fronteras-Leyendas y mitos de Latinoamérica   Editorial Santillana México

2014/2015 Honor Award for Outstanding Books Girándula/IBBY Ecuador

Los hermanos que cosechaban cuentos de hadas Editorial Santillana Ecuador

2014 Honor Award Dario Guevara Mayorga in Children and Young Adults Literature

¡Viva el fútbol! Editorial Santillana

2014 Manuela Saenz Libertadora del Libertador Gold Medal awarded by the Bolivarian Fraternity Counsel of America, Santa Fe de Bogotá/ Quito division

2014 First Prize International Latino Book Award United States of America  

Los pájaros no tienen fronteras-leyendas y mitos de Latinoamérica    

Editorial Santillana Ecuador, Colombia y México.

2013 Honor Award for Outstanding Books Girándula/IBBY Ecuador

Los pájaros no tienen fronteras-leyendas y mitos de Latinoamérica 

Editorial Santillana Ecuador

2013 Woman of the Year for Literature, Revista Hogar

2013 Skipping Stones International Book Prize, United States of America

Los pájaros no tienen fronteras-leyendas y mitos de Latinoamérica,

Editorial Santillana Colombia

2013 International Latino Book Awards, United States of America First prize in three categories: 

When the Guns Fell Silent, The Day of Yesterday, WPRbooks, and Conoce a Simón Bolívar Santillana USA

Second prize:  Conoce a Miguel de Cervantes Editorial Santillana USA   

2012 Nominated to the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) 2013, Swedish Arts Counsel 

2012 Honorary Award Latin-American Prize for Children and Young Adults Literature

Los hermanos que cosechaban cuentos de hadas

Editorial Santillana Ecuador

2012 Honor Award for Academic Merit, Chilean Academy of Children and Young Adults Literature

2011 Nominated to the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) 1012, Swedish Arts Counsel 

2011 Honor Award for Outstanding Books Girándula/IBBY Ecuador  books:

Simón era su nombre   and Cuentos del Yasuní 

Editorial Santillana

2010 National Book Prize Dario Guevara Mayorga for Children and Young Adults Literature   

Simón era su nombre Editorial Santillana Ecuador

2010 Silver Rose Award for the Woman of the Year, Revista Hogar

2010 Honor Award Ministry of Education in recognition of Verde fue mi selva forming part of the ten “essential” books in the Latin-American List of Children and Young Adults Literature of the 20th century

2010 Honor Award Ministry of Culture of Ecuador in recognition of Verde fue mi selva forming part of the ten “essential” books in the Latin-American List of Children and Young Adults Literature of the 20th century

2010 Honor Award Convenio Andrés Bello –Instituto Iberoamericano del Patrimonio Natural y Cultural (IPANC) in recognition of Verde fue mi selva forming part of the ten “essential” books in the Latin-American List of Children and Young Adults Literature of the 20th century

2010 Honor Award IBBY Ecuador in recognition of Verde fue mi selva forming part of the ten “essential” books in the Latin-American List of Children and Young Adults Literature of the 20th century

2009 Selected with her book Verde fue mi selva to be part of the ten “essential” books in the Latin-American List of Children and Young Adults Literature of the 20th century

Verde fue mi selva Editorial Santillana Ecuador, México, Colombia, España and United States of America

2008 Aurelio Espinosa Polit Gold Medal for Literature

2008 Honor Award Dario Guevara Mayorga in Children and Young Adults Literature

¿De donde vienen los bebés de las hadas? Editorial Norma Ecuador

2008-2009 Honor Award for Outstanding Books Girándula/IBBY Ecuador 

El caballo la rosa y una historia de rebelión and ¿De dónde vienen los bebés de las hadas?  Editorial Santillana Ecuador

2007 Selected to be part of the Twelve Essential Women in Ecuador, Revista Vistazo

2006 Honor Award for Outstanding Books Girándula/IBBY Ecuador 

Cuando callaron las armas Editorial Santillana Ecuador

2007 Selected to be part of The 50 main characters that put their mark in 2007 in Ecuador.

2006 Skipping Stones International Book Prize, United States of America

Un día más y otras historias Editorial Santillana

2006 Honor Award Dario Guevara Mayorga in Children and Young Adults Literature

J.R. Machete  Editorial Santillana

2005 Honor Award for Outstanding Books Girándula/IBBY Ecuador 

Lágrimas de ángeles  and J.R. Machete Editorial Santillana Ecuador

2005 Nominated to the First Contest for the Spanish American Award for Children and Young Adults Literature

2005 Selected by the SEP (Mexico Ministry of Public Education) to be included in the National Reading Program with her book:

Verde fue mi selva Editorial Santillana México

2004 National Award for the Arts Quitsa-To for Children and Young Adults Literature, Ecuador

2003 Selected by the SEP (Mexico Ministry of Public Education) to be included in the National Reading Program with her book:

Y su corazón escapó para convertirse en pájaro    Editorial Santillana México

2002 Skipping Stones International Book Prize, United States of America

Verde fue mi selva Editorial Santillana Ecuador y España

2002 Honor Award Dario Guevara Mayorga in Children and Young Adults Literature

Caminantes del Sol Editorial Santillana

2001 National Book Prize Dario Guevara Mayorga for Children and Young Adults Literature 

Y su corazón escapó para convertirse en pájaro Editorial Santillana