The Blueberry Committee selects the best climate and nature books for kids 3 – 10+. BUT we love to read adult books too! Here are some great 2023 adult books with nature and climate themes that we truly enjoyed this year: six thoughtful and amazing nonfiction books and one incredible novel
Enjoy these titles that received recent awards attention from various committees: Newbery, Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Pura Belpré, Geisel, Sibert, Asian/Pacific Award for Literature, Schneider, the Sydney Taylor Award, American Indian Youth Award, Stonewall, Batchelder, the Children’s Literature Legacy Award and Children’s Literature Lecture Award. Age recommendations are from the catalog or publisher’s website.
Drumroll! Here are the 2023 Blueberry Awards winners, honors and change makers, the best nature and climate books for kids 3 – 10+! This list has been curated by librarians, collection development managers, our city’s Sustainability Manager, our school’s sustainability manager, dedicated staff from the Evanston Ecology Center, and early childhood development experts to assure parents, teacher and kids that these books are excellent and truthful, but in age-appropriate ways, designed to support delight first and group climate action second.