A very exciting package arrived. Take a look!
The Green Prize trophy is made of sustainably harvested wood. A stamp on the back reads:
"100% of the energy used in the production of this award was offset through our energy provider's carbon offset program."
Notice that it was mailed in a reused cardboard box. In sustainability, even the little things count.
What an honor! Climate Migrants: On the Move in a Warming World has won the Green Prize for Sustainable Literature!
The Green Prize is a national book award, sponsored by Santa Monica's Public Library and Office of Sustainability and the Environment, given to the year's best adult and youth books on sustainability, as selected by a panel of librarians, teachers, and sustainability experts.
You can find a video of the 2018 award here.
You can learn more about the Green Prize, and see a full list of this year’s winners, as well as past winners, at the Santa Monica Public Library website.
I'm so excited to share the cover for my upcoming book, When Plants Attack: Strange and Terrifying Plants. It releases March 1, 2019 from Millbrook Press.
Here's the synopsis: In the wild, it’s eat or be eaten. Each living thing is on a mission to survive another day—including plants. And the measures they take can be downright deadly for those that cross their path. Get a close-up look at carnivorous plants that trap unsuspecting mammals, African trees that enlist armies of biting ants as bodyguards, and an Australian shrub with prickly, poison-filled leaves that have landed unsuspecting humans in the hospital. But don’t get too close or . . . OUCH!
I'm delighted to announce that this book has been named a Junior Library Guild selection!
The Monarchs Are Missing received a terrific review from The Nonfiction Detectives, two librarians who highlight the best nonfiction books for children My favorite line:
Hirsch does an excellent job making the narrative, which is packed with scientific information, easy to understand.
You can read the full review here:
Here are two great reviews of The Monarchs Are Missing: A Butterfly Mystery. The first is from School Library Journal.
The second is on Archimedes Notebook.
Favorite quote (from Archimedes Notebook): "Yay for back matter!"
Wow! Kids in North Carolina have nominated Plants Can't Sit Still for the North Carolina Children's Book Award. A committee of school and public librarians will then select a winner from the nominees.
You can find a list of all the 2019 nominees here.
And you can find activities for each of the books, including mine, here.
There are some terrific choices on this list—all of the books are well-deserving of this nomination. It's an honor to have had my book nominated by readers.
What an honor! The Monarchs Are Missing: A Butterfly Mystery has been named a Junior Library Guild selection for Spring 2018.
The Monarchs Are Missing officially releases on April 1, 2018.