Lord and Lady Bunny—Almost Royalty has been shortlisted for the following awards:
- The Canadian Library Association's 2015 Children's Book of the Year
- The Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book of the Year
- Mr. and Mrs. Bunny—Detectives Extraordinaire! has been nominated for the 2016 Massachusetts Children's Book Award Master List
- Polly will be reading at the Victoria Writer's Festival on Thursday, November 6, 7:00 p.m. at the Oak Bay United Church, 1355 Mitchell Street in Victoria.
- The students at Hopewell Elementary in Bettendorf, IA are having fun with Mr. and Mrs. Bunny's detecting adventures. They sent along this terrific reading. Mrs. Bunny says a rabbit can inspire people to do great things, especially if the rabbit is Mrs. Bunny. Mr. Bunny says the reading speaks well about the quality of Iowa's carrots.
- Mr. and Mrs Bunny—Detectives Extraordinaire has been awarded the Morning Calm Medal, an annual book award selected by international school students in Korea. Mrs. Bunny (and her translator, Polly Horvath) are honored.
- Klaus Humann, Mrs. Bunny’s German publisher, recently hopped over to Vancouver Island to visit Mr. and Mrs. Bunny, bringing them a basket of marzipan carrots which disappeared with the speed of light.
While there, Klaus and his wife, Monica went hiking with Polly Horvath who translates the Bunnys' books. Here is a link to the Aladin site and Klaus Humann’s blog where he chronicles the adventure.
- Mr. and Mrs. Bunny are thrilled to announce that Mrs. Bunny’s first book, Mr. And Mrs. Bunny - Detectives Extraordinaire! has been shortlisted for Germany’s most prestigious children’s literature award, Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis. The winner will be announced in October at the Frankfurt Book Fair.
- Lord and Lady Bunny—Almost Royalty is now available at your favorite bookseller or online retailer.
- The audio version is also ready, either as a CD or an Audible book download.
- In November, Mrs. Bunny hopped down to the semi-sunny climes of Los Angeles to record the audio version of Lord and Lady Bunny—Almost Royalty. Like the book, the audio version will be available on February 11, 2014.
- One Year in Coal Harbour has won the Toronto-Dominion's Canadian Children's Literature Award and the First Ever Fan Choice Award.
- One Year in Coal Harbour has won the Bolen Books Children’s Book Prize.
- Hear Polly discuss One Year in Coal Harbour with Jo-Ann Roberts on CBC's All Points West.
- Listen to Polly on CBC's North by Northwest as she talks about writing.
- A Question & Answer session with the CBC after Polly won the TD award.
- One Year in Coal Harbour has been nominated for the Toronto-Dominion Children's Literature Award.
- One Year in Coal Harbour is a finalist for the Bolen Books Children’s Book Prize.
- A New Bunny Book Is Coming!
In this hilarious sequel to Mr. and Mrs. Bunny—Detectives Extraordinaire!—that even includes a guest appearance by J. K. Rowling a.k.a. "Oldwhatshername"—Madeleine wants nothing more than to save money for college, but her impractical, ex-hippie parents are broke.
When the family unexpectedly inherits a sweet shoppe in England that has the potential to earn serious profit, they see an answer to all their problems. . . .
Meanwhile, Mr. and Mrs. Bunny—formerly of the detecting persuasion—are looking for new professions, and Mrs. Bunny decides she would like to be Queen.
Soon they, too, are headed across the pond. Brought to you by National Book Award-winning author Polly Horvath and illustrator Sophie Blackall, the adventures of Madeleine and the Bunnys are zanier than ever.
- One Year in Coal Harbor has been chosen as a Bankstreet College of Education Best Children's Book of the Year.
- Dan Chau, the brilliant Vancouver chef, baked this Easter cake with his two favorite bunnies . . .
. . . proving once again that Mr. and Mrs. Bunny take the cake.
- Polly Horvath, Jack Gantos, and Mrs. Bunny have an article in the March/April issue of the Horn Book.
- Mr. and Mrs. Bunny has been nominated for the Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Awards.
- One Year in Coal Harbour has been short-listed for the 2013 IODE Violet Downey Book Award.
- One Year in Coal Harbour has been short-listed for the Canadian Library Association's Book of the Year.
Polly was a guest on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's Cross Canada Check-Up, where she talked about getting started as a writer and her favorite books for kids.
- Watch this short YouTube video that best echoes Polly Horvath's sentiments about what belongs in a children's book.
Alexandra Ruff has posted a wonderful video on YouTube about Everything on a Waffle. Alexandra, who is 9, drew all of the pictures, did the voice narration—and played the piano accompaniment too! We're big fans of Alexandra and thank her for doing such a great job.
Polly Horvath was thrilled to learn that Mr. and Mrs. Bunny recently returned from Los Angeles where Mrs. Bunny was recording the audio version of Mr. and Mrs. Bunny - Detectives Extraordinaire.
Mr. Bunny said he was not impressed by the lack of rabbits who had their own stars on Hollywood Boulevard. And the only one he could find was still stuck by his fur to cement! "They ought to invent a non-fur-sticking cement," he said. In fact, he's decided to hop right on it!
Mrs. Bunny said she had a wonderful producer named Dan Musselman. She is sorry to say that they had a little trouble with marmots getting into the studio. But that's apparently not unusual in Hollywood.
Polly will be reading at Harbourfront in Toronto, Thursday, October 27, at 12:30pm in the Brigantine Room. Click here for details.
- Northward to the Moon was nominated for the Sheila Egoff Children’s Literature Prize.
- The Smithsonian Magazine has named Northward to the Moon as one of the Smithsonan 2010 Notable Books for Children: "Horvath's inimitable voice, sense of fun and quiet belief in the power of tolerance—here applied to the odyssey of a plucky young heroine and her family—showcase the writer at the height of her powers."
On November 2, the Writer's Trust of Canada presented Polly with the 2010 Vicky Metcalf Award for Children's Literature. Polly thanks the Writer's Trust and the Metcalf Foundation; she is honoured to among the list of distinguished previous recipients.