The Green Earth Book Awards were announced today.
Here is the list of current and past award winners.
The GEB award is given to
... books that inspire a child to grow a deeper appreciation, respect and responsibility for his or her natural environment. This is an annual award for books that best raise awareness of the beauty of our natural world and the responsibility that we have to protect it. The Green Earth Book Award is awarded in four categories:
- Picture Book: for books for children from pre-school to age 8 where the pictures and illustrations are as important as the text
- Children’s Fiction: encompasses novels for young readers up to age 12
- Young Adult Fiction: includes books for readers from age 13 to 21
- Nonfiction: includes books for readers from infancy to age 21
The award in each of the four categories is comprised of a monetary award of $1,000 to the author and $1,000 to the illustrator (or $2,000 if the author and illustrator is the same person). In addition, $250 in Green Earth Book Award-winning books will be donated to a Title I school in Northern Virginia, Maryland, or Washington, DC.
Hat tip to Ron Charles at Book Section of the Washington Post