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Environment Award for Children’s Literature 2019 shortlist announced

The Wilderness Society has announced the shortlist for the 2019 Environment Award for Children’s Literature.

The shortlisted books in each category are:

Picture fiction:

  • More and More and More (Ian Mutch, Fremantle Press)
  • The All New Must Have Orange 430 (Michael Speechley, Viking)
  • When Water Lost Her Way (Meg Humphrys, Circles Publishing)
  • The Great Lizard Trek (Felicity Bradshaw, illus by Norma MacDonald, CSIRO Publishing)


  • Bouncing Back: An Eastern Barred Bandicoot story (Rohan Cleave, illus by by Coral Tulloch, CSIRO Publishing)
  • Australian Birds (Matt Chun, Hardie Grant Egmont)
  • My Australia (Julie Murphy, illus by Garry Fleming, NLA Publishing)


  • Those Sugar-Barge Kids (Jon Tucker, Storm Bay Books)
  • Off the Track (Cristy Burne, Fremantle Press)
  • Maxi the Lifeguard: The Stormy Protest (Trent Maxwell & David Lawrence, illus by Peter Baldwin, Affirm Press).

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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