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Environment Award for Children’s Literature 2021 winners announced

The Wilderness Society has announced the winners of the 2021 Environment Award for Children’s Literature.

Selected from shortlists announced in June, the winning titles in each category are:

Picture fiction

  • The Giant and the Sea (Trent Jamieson, illus by Rovina Cai, Hachette)


  • Tree Beings (Raymond Huber, illus by Sandra Severgnini, EK Books)


  • The Power of Positive Pranking (Nat Amoore, Puffin).

The shortlist judges were playwright and children’s author Hilary Bell, 2021 award ambassador Jen Martin, cartoonist and last year’s fiction winner Gavin Aung Than, and sustainability advocates Sadie Chrestman and Matthew Evans.

Bell said the winning titles ‘were each remarkable in unique ways, but all shared a special quality: that of instilling in kids a sense of empowerment’.

The winners were announced in an online ceremony as part of Nature Book Week. For more information on the winning titles and Nature Book Week, see the Wilderness Society’s website.


Category: Awards Junior Local news