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!