Environmental Award for Children’s Literature Announced

I had the pleasure to attend the Environmental Award for Children’s Literature Ceremony on Tuesday 28th of July, at the iconic Melbourne bookshop, The Little Bookroom. The awards were given out by The Wilderness Society in Australia and I have posted previously about the nominees. A lovely keynote was given by children’s author Morris Gleitzman, famous for many great children’s books. Overall the night was a great success with some 50 people attending, celebrating the environment in children’s books. It gave me the wonderful opportunity to meet and chat to the authors and illustrators I try to feature on this blog.

The EACL Award: http://www.eacl.org.au
The Wilderness Society: http://www.wilderness.org.au

The winner for fiction was: Rescue on Nim’s Island by Wendy Orr and Geoff Kelly (illustrator)
The winner for picture fiction was: Rivertime by Trace Balla
The winners for nonfiction book were [in a tie]: Our Class Tiger by Aleesah Darlison and Antonia Stylianou (illustrator) AND Emu by Claire Saxby and Graham Byrne (illustrator)

The new Puggle Awards (Kid’s Choice Award) were given to:

The winner for fiction was: Rescue on Nim’s Island by Wendy Orr and Geoff Kelly (illustrator)
The winner for picture fiction was: Zobi and Zoox by Ailsa Wild, Briony Barr & Gregory Crocetti and Aviva Reed (illustrator)
The winner for nonfiction book was: Our Class Tiger by Aleesah Darlison and Antonia Stylianou (illustrator)

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Aleesah Darlison (right) with her book Our Class Tiger

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Claire Saxby and Graham Byrne (illustrator) of Emu

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Aviva Reed (illustrator) of Zobi and the Zoox

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Wendy Orr and Geoff Kelly (Illustrator) of Rescue on Nim’s Island

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The night’s keynote was given by children’s author Morris Gleitzman, pictured with a friendly staff member from the night’s host The Little Bookroom

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