The Environment Awards for Children’s Literature — Shortlist 2021 – #readilearn

When I was recently approached by the Wilderness Society to Share information about this year’s Environment Award for Children’s Literature, I didn’t hesitate. I have previously interviewed two authors whose books have won Environment Awards: Rebecca Johnson and Aleesah Darlison. I have also published a list of picture books with environmental themes and am keen to promote the environment and what we can do to preserve and protect it. Picture books and the environment — what’s not to love?

Now, over to the Wilderness Society — the following information was provided by them.

Every year, the Wilderness Society celebrates Australia’s finest children’s nature authors through their “The Environment Award for Children’s Literature.”

2021 shortlist is now out, with 13 books ranging from the fiction, non-fiction and picture fiction genres.

These books tell stories that encourage children to appreciate nature, take action and feel proud in understanding the great movement they all are a part of.  Each author in this shortlist has crafted unique stories that celebrate their love for children, the environment, country, space, wildlife, and story-telling!

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27 thoughts on “The Environment Awards for Children’s Literature — Shortlist 2021 – #readilearn

  1. Erica/Erika

    This is a wonderful list, Norah. Our grandchildren are at the age where they love getting out in nature and in awe of everything around them. As you say, all we can learn to preserve and protect our environment. I had not thought about how these books for children “…hold an incredible position of power in the world right now.” Thank you for this! Great gift suggestions. Heading out for a hike with our 5 and 7-year-old this morning. Your words will stay with me.

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    1. Norah Post author

      Thank you for your lovely comment, Erica. I’m sure you enjoyed your hike with your grandchildren. Such precious moments. So nice to get them out into nature. That’s probably one of the most beneficial experiences in many ways. I agree with you about that statement about books too.
      Thank you for refollowing. I have noticed from time to time that different blogs appear and disappear from my inbox with no explanation. I know I’m still following you. I received a notification recently (I’m pretty sure) – just haven’t got to it yet, but I will. 🙂

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    1. Norah Post author

      They are beautiful books, Carol. It’s great to see so many wonderful books about the environment. Especially ones that aren’t too didactic but share the message with a combination of strength and subtlety.

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