Helen’s books have been shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal, the Booktrust Early Years Award, the Red House Children’s Book Awards, the Inaugural LOLLIES, the Blue Peter Book Awards, the Stockport Children’s Book Awards and the Federation of Childrens Book Groups Awards. Her books have won many prizes including the Prix Livrentête, Best world Theme Stories, the Sainsbury’s Baby Book Awards, the Norfolk Libraries Children’s Book Award, the Oldham Picture Book Award, the Dundee Picture Book Award, the AOI awards and the Rotherham Picture Book Award.