- Newbery Award, American Library Association, 1937
- Regina Medal, Catholic Library Association, 1965
- Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal, 1965
- A Storytelling Festival was held in her honor in May of 1965
- The Primrose Ring, Harper, 1915
- A Child's Year-Book, Harper and Brothers, 1917
- Roller Skates, illustrated by Valenti Angelo, Viking Press, 1936
- Newbery Award Book
- The Way of the Storyteller, Viking Press, 1942
- The Christmas Anna Angel, illustrated by Kate Seredy, Viking Press, 1944
- Caldecott Honor Book
- Maggie Rose: Her Birthday Christmas, illustrated by Maurice Sendak, Harper and
- Journey Cake, Ho!, illustrated by Robert McCloskey, Viking Press, 1953 -
Caldecott Honor Book
- Commire, A. (Ed). (1979). Sawyer, Ruth. In Something about the author
(Vol. 17, pp. 207-211). Detroit, MI: Gale Research.
- Greene, E. (1996). Storytelling: Art and technique (3rd ed., pp. 89, 188, 16-18).
New Providence, NJ: R. R. Bowker.
- Helbig, A. K. (1988). Ruth Sawyer. In J. M. Bingham (Ed.),
Writers for children (pp. 511-517). New York: Charles Scribner's Sons.