Tuesday, February 16, 2010

2010 Green Earth Book Award Winners

The winners of the Green Earth Book Award were recently announced. Given by the Newton Marasco Foundation in partnership with Salisbury University, this award promotes books that inspire a child to grow a deeper appreciation, respect and responsibility for his or her natural environment. You can read about the prize criteria at the Newton Marasco Foundation site.

Picture Book Winner
Miss Fox's Class Goes Green
written by Eileen Spinelli and illustrated by Anne Kennedy

Nonfiction Winner
Earth in the Hot Seat: Bulletins from a Warming World
written by Marfe Ferguson Delano

Children's Fiction Winner
Operation Redwood
written by S. Terrell French

Young Adult Fiction
The Carbon Diaries: 2015
written by Saci Lloyd

Honor Books
For more information on this award and its past winners, check out the March 2008 issue of Book Links and the article "The Green Earth Book Award" by Fred Chapel, Sharon James, and J. Cynthia McDermott.


  1. The Carbon Diaries is the only one of these I've read. It was a fascinating read--I'm not sure how much I actually enjoyed it, but it sure was thought provoking. The sequel comes out next week...

  2. I heard about this prize, but I don't know any of the winners - I guess because they were published in the US. I'll have to see which ones I can track down overhere. I like the look of Book Links too - thanks for enabling me to discover it!

  3. WOOT for The Carbon Diaries! I had to go sit in the cry room during the Cybils because it didn't make the cut for our final five, but once I got into it, I found it intriguing.

    I don't see how it could have a sequel, though...

  4. Tanita had to go sit in the cry room. I have got to remember that phrasing.

    Thanks for sharing this, Tricia. I see a few things here we don't have at WPL that we clearly need.

  5. What wonderful awards! I hadn't ever heard of them before so thank you for posting about it! These are definitely some books I'm going to have to share with my kiddos.

    I'm so glad you emailed back with your site info for Share A Story because it's definitely one I'm coming back to. Thanks so much!