Exciting news! I am thrilled to announce that TROUBLE AT TURTLE POND has made the long list for the Nature Generation’s 2023 Green Earth Book Award in the category of Children’s Fiction!!

I’m familiar with many of the titles on this year’s list, across categories, and feel so honored to be among them. A few of the authors on here are friends. Some are authors I do not know personally, but they are people whose work I deeply admire. Some are new to me, and their titles are immediately going on to my TBR list!

I often refer friends, colleagues and clients to the Green Earth Book Awards website. The long list — as well as the short list and the winners — offer so much inspiration for how we can represent nature and environmental issues in a hopeful way for young readers. The Nature Generation also does a wonderful job selecting titles from both large and smaller publishers, which is great to see.

Please visit the Nature Generation’s website to see the full long list for 2023 and lists of past long listers, honor books, and winners, and to learn more about what this great organization does to promote environmental literacy, including providing resources to teachers and STEM seed grants.

[Book cover collage below is from The Nature Generation website]