Environment Awards for Children’s Literature announced
by Clayton Wehner - June 12th, 2008
The winners of the Wilderness Society’s annual Environment Awards for Children’s Literature have been announced.
Going Bush (Nadia Wheatley & Ken Searle, A&U) took out best nonfiction picture book. Going Bush is based on a Harmony Project, a bush walk in inner Sydney taken with 16 children from nearby primary schools, and incorporates their art and writing in a celebration of Aboriginal tradition, local knowledge, and the power of the land to unite us.
The award recognises works that encourage appreciation and understanding of the natural world or an awareness of environmental issues.