The Green Earth Book Award is the nation’s first environmental stewardship book award for children and young adult books. Over 80 winning and honor books have been honored since 2005. The award continues to garner attention from the literary world as an esteemed award, bringing recognition to authors, but more importantly, providing the award-winning books to children.
Each year, an expert jury selects books that best convey the message of environmental stewardship in these categories:
- Picture Book: books for young readers in which the visual and verbal narratives tell the story
- Children’s Fiction: novels for young readers up to age 12
- Young Adult Fiction: books for readers from age 13 to 21
- Children’s Nonfiction: nonfiction books for readers from infancy to age 12
- Young Adult Nonfiction: nonfiction books for readers from 12 to age 21
The Nature Generation created the annual Green Earth Book Award to promote books that inspire children to grow a deeper appreciation, respect, and responsibility for their natural environment.
All are welcome to join us September 19, 2014 in our nation’s capital for the Green Earth Book Awards ceremony and tenth anniversary celebration!
Nominations for 2014 Green Earth Book Awards are now being accepted and are due on December 15, 2013.
Questions? Contact Jenny Schmidt, email@example.com.
“One of the beauties of the Earth Book Award is that it recognizes an author who’s writing about a topic that is of vital importance to our Earth, yet it’s an area that, until recently, received little attention.”
-Pam Spencer Holley, author of the American Library Association’s Quick and Popular Reads for Teens
2013 Green Earth Book Award Winners
April 2013 marked the ninth annual Green Earth Book Award, the nation’s first environmental stewardship book award for children and young adults. The Green Earth Book Award each year brings an expert jury together to determine winning children and young adult books with a message of environmental stewardship. The books raise awareness of the beauty of our natural world and the responsibility that we have to protect it.
The annual awards are presented at Salisbury University’s Read Green Festival in Maryland. The award ceremony was held at the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art to honor 2013 Green Earth Book Award winners, including the following authors who were present at the awards ceremony: Loree Griffin Burns, Phillip Hoose, Andri Snaer Magnason, Eliot Schrefer, Melissa Stewart, and Tiffany Trent. The authors also participated in panel discussions and school visits, creating a wide variety of options for the public to interact with these amazing literary professionals.
Click here to view author acceptance speeches (video courtesy of Ralph Quattruci, Ventana Productions)
published by Henry Holt and Co.
A young boy and his animal friends get together to save a tree which has given them so much.
published by Simon & Schuster/Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Story of friendship and community taps into the radiance of nature and explores timely environmental issues.
published by Henry Holt and Co.
Encourages children to perform field experiments to help scientists learn more about the environment.
published by Scholastic
The compelling tale of a girl who must save a group of bonobos –and herself–from a violent coup.
published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Through stirring images and prose, explores the tragedy of extinction and ways to save the Moonbird.
2013 Honor Awards Winners:
A Place for Bats, written by Melissa Stewart and illustrated by Higgins Bond (published by Peachtree Publishers)
Momentum, by Saci Lloyd (published by Holiday House)
Puffling Patrol, written by Ted Lewin and illustrated by Betsy Lewin (published by Lee & Low Books)
Rachel Carson and Her Book That Changed the World, written by Laurie Lawlor and illustrated by Laura Beingessner (published by Holiday House)
The Hop, written by Sharelle Byars Moranville and illustrated by Niki Daly (published by Disney Hyperion)
The Story of the Blue Planet, written by Andri Snaer Magnason and illustrated by Aslaug Jonsdottir (published by Seven Stories Press)
The Unnaturalists, by Tiffany Trent (published by Simon & Schuster/ S&S Books for Young Readers)
“I am honored to be the recipient of the Green Earth Book Award! And I appreciate all your efforts to make children aware of what they can and must do to protect our environment.”
-Marc Brown, 2012 GEBA winner, Arthur Turns Green