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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

The Green Earth Book Award Long List Announced


I am so very happy to have BACK FROM THE BRINK on this very important list of books celebrating our planet. Congratulations to all the authors and illustrators on this list! And a shout out to all the publishers who are helping to get these important stories out into the world. 




2019 Green Earth Book Award Long List Announced

PICTURE BOOK
A Peaceful Garden, Lucy London, Christa Pierce (HarperCollins)
An Eagle’s Feather, Minfong Ho, Frances Alvarez (The Cornell Lab Publishing Group)
Change the World Before Bedtime 2ND EDITION, Mark Kimball Moulton, Josh Chalmers, Karen Good (Karen Good, Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.)
Counting Birds, Heidi E. Y. Stemple, Clover Robin, (The Quarto Group/Seagrass Press)
Errol’s Garden, Gillian Hibbs, Gillian Hibbs (Child’s Play International)
Florette, Anna Walker (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers)
Hello Hello, Brendon Wenzel (Chronicle Books)
Iqbal and His Ingenious Idea, Elizabeth Suneby, Rebecca Green (Kids Can Press)
Junk: A Spectacular Tale of Trash, Nicholas Day, Tom Disbury (Sleeping Bear Press)
Little Otter Learns to Swim, Artie Knapp, Guy Hobbs (Ohio University Press)
Lucy and the Dragonfly, Caroline Hamel, Lucie Papineau (Auzou)
Molelo the Fire Elephant, Sylvia M. Medina and Krista Hill, Morgan Spicer (Green Kids Club, Inc.)
Moth and Wasp, Soil and Ocean: Remembering Scientis Pu Zhelong’s Work for Sustainable Farming, Sigrid Schmalzer, Melanie Linden Chan (Tilbury House Publishers)
Otis and Will Discover the Deep: The Record-Setting Dive of the Bathysphere, Barb Rosenstock, Katherine Roy (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
Salamander Sky, Katy Farber, Meg Sodano (Green Writers Press)
Snowboy and the Last Tree Standing, Hiawyn Oram, Birgitta Sif (Candlewick Press)
Take Care, Madelyn Rosenberg, Giuliana Gregori (Albert Whitman & Company)
Thank You Earth: A Love Letter to Our Planet, April Pulley Sayre, (Greenwillow Books/HarperCollins)
The Brilliant Deep: Rebuilding the World’s Coral Reefs: The Story of Ken Nedimyer and the Coral Restoration Foundation, Kate Messner, Matthew Forsythe (Chronicle Books)
The Coral Kingdom, Laura Knowles, Jennie Webber (The Quarto Group/words & pictures)
The Forever Tree, Tereasa Surratt, Donna Lukas, Nicola Slater (Crown Books for Young Readers)
The King of Bees, Lester L. Laminack, Jim LaMarche (Peachtree Publishers)
The Night the Forest Came to Town, Charles Ghigna, Annie Wilkinson (Orca Book Publishers)
The Digger and the Flower, Joseph Kuefler, Joseph Kuefler (Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins Children’s Books)

CHILDREN’S FICTION
Big Fish Dreams, Lori Fisher Peelen, Consie Powell (Curious Cat Books)
Cinnamon Birds, Jeniferlee Pace Tucker (North Country Press)
Elephant Secret, Eric Walters (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers)
Ellie’s Strand: Exploring the Edge of the Pacific, M.L. Herring and Judith L. Li (Oregon State University Press)
Squirm, Carl Hiaasen (Knopf Books for Young Readers/Random House)
The Flooded Earth, Mardi McConnochie (Pajama Press)
The Garden, Gwendolyn Hooks, Shirley Ng-Benitez (Lee & Low Books)
The Garden of Wisdom: Earth Tales from the Middle East, Michael J. Caduto, Odelia Liphshiz, (Green Heart Books)
The Lost Rainforest: Mez’s Magic, Eliot Schrefer (Katherine Tegen Books/Harper Collins)
Vanderbeekers and the Hidden Garden, Karina Yan Glaser (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers)
Willa of the Wood, Robert Beatty (Disney Hyperion)

CHILDREN’S NONFICTION
A Frog’s Life, Irene Kelly, Margherita Borin (Holiday House)
A Seed is a Start, Melissa Stewart (National Geographic)
Back from the Brink, Nancy Castaldo (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers)
Backyard Bears: Conservation, Habitat Changes, and the Rise of Urban Wildlife (Scientists in the Field Series), Amy Cherrix (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers)
Bat Citizens, Rob Laidlaw, Rob Laidlaw (Pajama Press)
Camp Panda, Catherine Thimmesh (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers)
Dig In! 12 Easy Gardening Projects Using Kitchen Scraps, Kari Cornell, Jennifer S. Larson (Millbrook Press)
Dive In!: Exploring Our Connection with the Ocean, Ann Eriksson (Orca Book Publishers)
Eavesdropping on Elephants: How Listening Helps Conservation, Patricia Newman (Millbrook Press)
Explore the Salish Sea: A Nature Guide for Kids, Joseph K. Gaydos, Audrey DeLella Benedict (Little Bigfoot/Sasquatch Books)
Girl Who Drew Butterflies, Joyce Sidman (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers)
Going Wild: Helping Nature Thrive in Cities, Michelle Mulder (Orca Footprints/Orca Book Publishers)
Icebergs & Glaciers, Seymour Simon (HarperCollins)
If Polar Bears Disappeared, Lily Williams (Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan Childrens)
Lobos: A Wolf Family Returns to the Wild, Brenda Peterson, Annie Marie Musselman (Little Bigfoot/Sasquatch Books)
Nature’s Friend: The Gwen Frostic Story, Lindsey McDivitt, Eileen Ryan Ewen (Sleeping Bear Press)
Ocean: A Visual Miscellany, Ricardo Henriques, AndrĂ© Letria (Chronicle Books)
Orca Scientists, Kim Perez Valice, Andy Comins (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers)
Perfectly Peculiar Plants, Chris Thorogood, Catell Ronca, (The Quarto Group/words & pictures)
Raising a Forest, Thibaud Herem (Cicada Books)
Robert Bateman: The Boy Who Painted Nature, Margriet Ruurs, Robert Bateman (Orca Book Publishers)
Spring After Spring:  How Rachel Carson Inspired the Environmental Movement, Stephanie Roth Sisson, (Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan Childrens)
Squidtoon, Garfield Kwan, Dana Song (Andrews McMeel Publishing)
Trash Revolution: Breaking the Waste Cycle, Erica Fyvie, Bill Slavin (Kids Can Press)
Trash Vortex: How Plastic Pollution Is Choking the World’s Oceans, Danielle Smith-Llera (Compass Point Books/Capstone)
Who Are You Calling Weird?, Marilyn Singer, Paul Daviz (The Quarto Group/words & pictures)

YOUNG ADULT FICTION
Beyond the Sixth Extinction: A Post-Apocalyptic Pop-Up, Shawn Sheehy, Jordi Solano (Candlewick Press)
Countdown, Book One – The Skye Van Bloem Trilogy, Carol Fiore, Rebecca Lown (Flying Kea Press)
Dry, Neal Shusterman and Jarrod Shusterman, Jay Shaw (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)
Orphaned, Eliot Schrefer (Scholastic)
Ranger Nader & The Sunstruck Phantom, Kam Karen (Kam Karen & Wings Publishing)
The Big Melt, Ned Tillman, Nan Barnes (South Branch Press)

YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION
Birding Is My Favorite Video Game, Rosemary Mosco, Rosemary Mosco (Andrews McMeel Publishing)
Diet for a Changing Climate: Food for Thought, Christy Mihaly and Sue Heavenrich (Twenty-First Century Books)