Great Adult Books, selected by the Blueberry Committee

Kids , Book List , Adults

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


Blueberry Educator Resources 2023

Kids , Book List

The Blueberry Committee selected 8 excellent books this year that support teachers and nature center staff who work with kids in the STEM areas of nature and climate. Nature Crafts and Eco STEM projects! Seaweed science! Milkweed!


2024 Award Winners and Honor Titles

Awards , Kids , Book List

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.




2023 Blueberry Award Booklist!

Awards , Kids , Book List

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.


Best Nature Board Books of 2023 – The Baby Blueberry

Kids , Book List

Catch the best nature-themed board books for kids 0 – 8 and up! The best way to raise an environmentalist is to connect them with something in the natural world that they grow to love. Let’s give our kids the very best!
Evanston Public Library does not allow board books to be reserved (put on hold) so if you want to order them you can get them from another library in our consortium. This list is mainly a resource for purchase and to drive browsing at our library locations.





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