The finalists of the Wilderness Society’s 20th Environment Award for Children’s Literature brings together a CSIRO ornithologist, a primary school teacher, the National Library of Australia’s art collection, Qantas uniforms and aircraft, 50-metre long public art, a double winner of an Australian Human Rights Commission Award and a three-time winner of the Children’s Book Council of Australia’s Children's Book of the Year awards.
The three shortlisted Preschool category books are:
OUR NEST IS BEST by Penny Olsen and Penny O' Hara (NLA Publishing)
KANGAROOS HOP by Ros Moriarty and Balarinji (Allen & Unwin)
THE LAST DANCE by Sally Morgan (Little Hare Books)
The three shortlisted Primary School category books are:
TEN TINY THINGS by Meg McKinlay and Kyle Hughes-Odgers (Fremantle Press)
TANGLEWOOD by Margaret Wild and Vivienne Goodman (Omnibus Books)
BIZI THE MUSK DUCK OF BARREN BOX SWAMP by Ann-Maree Thompson (Ann-Maree Thompson)
Congratulations to all the shortlistees! See the Wilderness Society's website for more.