2016 Green Earth Book Award Shortlist Announced

The Green Earth Book Awards, a national award that honors authors whose books best convey an environmental stewardship message to children and teens are given annually to books that “inspire children to grow a deeper appreciation, respect, and responsibility for their natural environment.” These are great books to use in the classroom to inspire kids to think about nature and the environment!

Previous winners can be viewed here.

Today the 2016 Green Book Awards Shortlist was announced.  The winners will be announced on Earth Day, April 22nd.

Young Adult Fiction

A 52-Hertz Whale, written by Bill Sommer and Natalie Haney Tilghman (Carolrhoda Lab™ – Lerner Publishing Group)

The Beast of Cretacea, written by Todd Strasser (Candlewick Press)

Children’s Fiction

Stinky Cecil in Operation Pond Rescue, written and illustrated by Paige Braddock (Andrews McMeel Publishing, Inc.)

Sydney & Simon Go Green!, written by Paul A. Reynolds and illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds (Charlesbridge)

The Neptune Challenge, written by Polly Holyoke (Disney-Hyperion, an imprint of Disney Book Group)

The Order of the Trees, written by Katy Farber (Green Writers Press)

The Thing About Jellyfish, written by Ali Benjamin (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)

Picture Book

Crane Boy, written by Diana Cohn and illustrated by Youme (Cinco Puntos Press)

The Hornless Rhinoceros, written and illustrated by Robin W. Radcliffe (Living Fossil Productions)

The Seeds of Friendship, written and illustrated by Michael Foreman (Candlewick Press)

The Stranded Whale, written by Jane Yolen and illustrated by Melanie Cataldo (Candlewick Press)

Toad Weather, written by Sandra Markle and illustrated by Thomas Gonzalez (Peachtree Publishers)

Children’s Nonfiction

Mission: Sea Turtle Rescue, written by Karen Romano Young and Daniel Raven-Ellison (National Geographic Society)

One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia, written by Miranda Paul and illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon (Millbrook Press)

Trash Talk:  Moving Towards a Zero-Waste World, written by Michelle Mulder (Orca Book Publishers)

Untamed: The Wild Life of Jane Goodall, written by Anita Silvey (National Geographic Society)

What’s the Buzz:  Keeping Bees in Flight, written by Merrie-Ellen Wilcox (Orca Book Publishers)


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