This award list, sponsored by The Nature Generation, is especially on my radar since A BIRD ON WATER STREET has such a strong environmental message and this award is all about promoting environmental stewardship. Happily, ABOWS will be eligible for consideration for the next list (published in 2014). But for the 2013 books, the list has just been announced. And the winners are:
Jennifer O’Connell – The Eye of the Whale a Rescue Story (picture book)
Kathi Appelt - The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp (children’s fiction)
Suzanne Goldsmith, Washashore (young adult fiction)
Melissa Stewart and Higgins Bond - A Place for Turtles (children’s nonfiction)
Teena Ruark Gorrow and Craig A. Koppie– Inside a Bald Eagle’s Nest: A Photographic Journey Through the American Bald Eagle Nesting Season (young adult nonfiction)
And in celebration of their 10th anniversary, The Nature Generation donated 10,000 books to DC area schools and each of the authors met with students to talk about what they can do to be good environmental stewards. Very cool.
AND THERE'S MORE!
TeachingBooks.net has compiled all of the online materials about this year's winning books, authors, and illustrators - CLICK HERE.