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Environment Award for Children’s Literature 2018 shortlist announced

The Wilderness Society has announced the shortlist for the 2018 Environment Award for Children’s Literature.

The shortlisted books in each category are:

Picture fiction

  • Can You Find Me? (Gordon Winch, illus by Patrick Shirvington, New Frontier)
  • Tilly’s Reef Adventure (Rhonda N Garward, NLA Publishing)
  • Fluke (Lesley Gibbes, illus by Michelle Dawson, Working Title Press)
  • Florette (Anna Walker, Viking)


  • A is for Australian Animals (Frané Lessac, Walker Books)
  • Exploring Soils: A Hidden World Underground (Samantha Grover, illus by Camille Heisler, CSIRO Publishing)
  • Rock Pool Secrets (Narelle Oliver, Walker Books)
  • Coral Sea Dreaming: The Picture Book (Kim Michelle Toft, Silkim Books)


  • Ella Diaries #11: Going Green (Meredith Costain, illus by Danielle McDonald, Scholastic)
  • Pippa’s Island Book One: The Beach Shack Cafe (Belinda Murrell, Random House)
  • Wombat Warriors (Samantha Wheeler, UQP)

The winner will be announced in October.

The Environment Award for Children’s Literature 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’. For more information, click here.


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