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.
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.
EPL’s Collection Development Manager and Fuse #8 blogger Betsy Bird and Children’s Librarian (and 2022 Children’s Literature Legacy Award Chair) Brian Wilson mentioned the following titles during their 2023 Favorite Picture Books Presentation! Recommended ages are from the publishers.
As we rolled through the year 2023, members of the 101 Great Books for Kids Committee here at Evanston Public Library broke all our previous records in terms of reading through as many books published for children in the current year as possible. Never before have so many middle grade novels (so long!), picture books, […]
Picture Books 1. Big by Vashti Harrison This little girl has a big laugh, a big heart, and big dreams. But when other people start tearing into her because of her size, she has to find the bravery to stand out. Call Number: JPicture Harri.V 2. The Brothers Zzli by Alex Cousseau, ill. Anne-Lise […]