Four books to get kids thinking about nature and the environment.
The Environment Award for Children’s Literature is awarded annually by The Wilderness Society. This year’s Award covered three categories: picture book, fiction, and non-fiction. The 2016 winners were announced recently at the Melbourne Writers Festival.
Picture Book – Joint Winners
Seagull / written & illustrated by Danny Snell
Once I Heard a Little Wombat / written & illustrated by Renee Treml
Fiction Book – Winner
The River and the Book / Alison Croggon
Non fiction Book – Winner
Atmospheric / Carole Wilkinson
About the Environment Award for Children’s Literature
The Wilderness Society’s annual Environment Award for Children’s Literature is designed to encourage children to take an interest in nature and to feel a sense of responsibility for the places we love and unique wildlife.
Promoting a love of nature in children is one of the fundamental elements to building a society that respects and protects our unique landscapes. That’s why, since 1994, the Wilderness Society has awarded outstanding children’s books that promote a love of nature, and a sense of caring and responsibility for the environment.