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Wilderness Society announces 2016 children’s book award winners

The winners of the 2016 Wilderness Society Environment Award for Children’s Literature have been announced.

The winning books in each category are:


  • The River and the Book (Alison Croggon, Walker Books)

Picture book (joint winners)

  • Seagull (Danny Snell, Working Title)
  • Once I Heard a Little Wombat (Renee Treml, Random House)


  • Atmospheric (Carole Wilkinson, Walker Books).

The award is presented annually to fiction and nonfiction books that ‘foster a love of wild places and wildlife in young Australians’ and ‘encourage a sense of responsibility for our natural world’. The winning books were chosen from shortlists in each category, announced in May.

For more information about the awards, visit the Wilderness Society website here.


Category: Junior Local news