Nature Book Week
is here!

On 6 September join us for a week
of events and inspired storytelling from Australia’s finest writers.

If you love reading about nature, whether in a field guide, science title or poetry collection, don’t miss the Wilderness Society’s annual Nature Book Week. Kicking off on 6 September, join this year’s Nature Book Week Ambassador, science communicator Dr Jen Martin, for a series of workshops, talks and events by some of Australia’s finest writers.

The week culminates with the announcement of the winners of the 2021 Environment Award for Children’s Literature. Since 1994, the Wilderness Society has been recognising the talents of artists and authors whose creative writing and captivating illustration can inspire the next generation. Check out the shortlisted titles below!

And see you on 6 September for Nature Book Week!

Meet Nature Book Week's Ambassador!

Dr Jen Martin.

Dr Jen Martin.

We are excited to reveal that science communicator Dr Jen Martin will be Nature Book Week’s Ambassador. Join Dr Martin for what will be a week full of events, culminating in the announcement of the Environment Award for Children's Literature 2021.

“When kids read about our natural world, they feel more connected to nature. And feeling connected to nature helps us all to understand how precious our natural environment is, and how important it is we protect it.”
Dr Jen Martin

Dr Jen Martin spent many years working as a field ecologist until she decided the most useful thing she could contribute as a scientist was to teach other scientists how to be effective and engaging communicators. To that end, she founded and leads the University of Melbourne's acclaimed Science Communication Teaching Program.

Dr Jen MArtin on an all-women expedition to Antarctica with Homeward Bound.

Dr Jen MArtin on an all-women expedition to Antarctica with Homeward Bound.

Jen also practises what she preaches: for nearly 15 years she’s been talking about science each week on 3RRR, Australia’s largest community radio station, she writes a popular science blog, is a member of the Science Gallery Melbourne Leonardos and writes for CSIRO's Double Helix Magazine. She was named the 2019 Unsung Hero of Science Communication.

Check back here soon for details on what will be an event-filled week!

The Environment Award For Children's Literature

As part of Nature Book Week, the winners of the 2021 Environment Award For Children's Literature will be announced in a live awards ceremony.

From an extensive list, 13 amazing titles have made it into the shortlist. The books were announced in an event hosted by the Wilderness Society's CEO, Matt Brennan, and our new panel of judges: cartoonist and author Gavin Aung Than; farmers and sustainability advocates Matthew Evans and Sadie Chrestman of TV show Gourmet Farmer fame; and author and playwright Hilary Bell.

If you want to purchase any of the books, pop in to independent booksellers Harry Hartog or head to their website; 10% of sales will go to support the work of the Wilderness Society. Offer valid until 16 July.

Watch the announcement of the shortlist:

13 Great Titles To Discover!

Check out the fantastic titles that made it into the shortlist for the Environment Award For Children's Literature 2021.

The Wonderful Wisdom of Ants by Philip Bunting. Scholastic Australia—Omnibus Books. The answers to life’s biggest questions can be found in the smallest places, once you’re ready to look.Get set for an insightful(and hilarious) peek into what we can learn from the world of the ant.

The Wonderful Wisdom of Ants by Philip Bunting. Scholastic Australia—Omnibus Books. The answers to life’s biggest questions can be found in the smallest places, once you’re ready to look.Get set for an insightful(and hilarious) peek into what we can learn from the world of the ant.

Weirdo #15: Planet Weird by Anh Do, illustrated by Jules Faber. Scholastic Australia. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MEEEEE! Not only is it PLANET DAY, it’s also Weir Do’s BIRTHDAY! And his party’s going to be so HUGE you’ll see it from space!It won’t be easy . . . but it will be FUNNY!

Weirdo #15: Planet Weird by Anh Do, illustrated by Jules Faber. Scholastic Australia. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MEEEEE! Not only is it PLANET DAY, it’s also Weir Do’s BIRTHDAY! And his party’s going to be so HUGE you’ll see it from space!It won’t be easy . . . but it will be FUNNY!

Give Me Some Space! by Philip Bunting. Scholastic Australia—Omnibus Books. Una dreams of a life in Space.Life on Earth is just so so-so.But how will she get there? And will she complete her mission to discover life in Space? And did she remember to feed Neil the goldfish?

Give Me Some Space! by Philip Bunting. Scholastic Australia—Omnibus Books. Una dreams of a life in Space.Life on Earth is just so so-so.But how will she get there? And will she complete her mission to discover life in Space? And did she remember to feed Neil the goldfish?

Bandits by Sha’an d’Anthes. Hachette Australia. Fern lives in a colourless, lifeless city and has only ever seen trees as pictures in her books. Fern is told that the bandits who come in the middle of the night to steal from the city dwellers are bad guys, but when she follows them back to their home she discovers a land of colour, life, friendship and a future she believes in.

Bandits by Sha’an d’Anthes. Hachette Australia. Fern lives in a colourless, lifeless city and has only ever seen trees as pictures in her books. Fern is told that the bandits who come in the middle of the night to steal from the city dwellers are bad guys, but when she follows them back to their home she discovers a land of colour, life, friendship and a future she believes in.

Brother Moon by Maree McCarthy, illustrated by Samantha Fry. Magabala Books. Beneath the dark sky of the Northern Territory, Hippy-Boy is captivated when Great-Grandpa Liman tells him the mysterious story of his brother and how it guides his connection to Country.Great-Grandpa is a masterful storyteller and, as the tale unfolds, he finally reveals his brother is the moon—a wonder of the universe. Hippy-Boy learns how his great-grandfather uses the phases of the moon when he goes hunting and fishing, and why it is important for us all to have an understanding of the natural world.Liman (Harry Morgan), the author’s grandfather, was a respected Wadjigany man, a leader amongst his people and the community. Liman was born at Manjimamany in the Northern Territory in 1916. He was a canoe maker, hunter, community mediator, and a family man who lived off the land and travelled the seas. Liman spoke Batjamalh, his first language, and other languages from the Daly River area.

Brother Moon by Maree McCarthy, illustrated by Samantha Fry. Magabala Books. Beneath the dark sky of the Northern Territory, Hippy-Boy is captivated when Great-Grandpa Liman tells him the mysterious story of his brother and how it guides his connection to Country.Great-Grandpa is a masterful storyteller and, as the tale unfolds, he finally reveals his brother is the moon—a wonder of the universe. Hippy-Boy learns how his great-grandfather uses the phases of the moon when he goes hunting and fishing, and why it is important for us all to have an understanding of the natural world.Liman (Harry Morgan), the author’s grandfather, was a respected Wadjigany man, a leader amongst his people and the community. Liman was born at Manjimamany in the Northern Territory in 1916. He was a canoe maker, hunter, community mediator, and a family man who lived off the land and travelled the seas. Liman spoke Batjamalh, his first language, and other languages from the Daly River area.

Edie's Experiments 2: How to Be the Best by Charlotte Barkla, illustrated by Sandy Flett. Penguin Random House Australia. I'm Edie and I'm obsessed with science.So I was sure that Annie B and I would win the Eco Fair competition.Then Dean Starlight arrived and started sabotaging our project.Now the competition has become an epic science battle of robotic spider attacks, exploding foam and sneaky spying.Dean thinks he's the best scientist of Class 5Z, but we'll show him…

Edie's Experiments 2: How to Be the Best by Charlotte Barkla, illustrated by Sandy Flett. Penguin Random House Australia. I'm Edie and I'm obsessed with science.So I was sure that Annie B and I would win the Eco Fair competition.Then Dean Starlight arrived and started sabotaging our project.Now the competition has become an epic science battle of robotic spider attacks, exploding foam and sneaky spying.Dean thinks he's the best scientist of Class 5Z, but we'll show him…

The Carbon-Neutral Adventures of the Indefatigable EnviroTeens by First Dog on the Moon. Allen & Unwin. Meet our superheroes:- Binky, aka The Monotreme!- Worried Norman, once bitten by a radioactive croissant and now Pastry Person!- Letitia, an occasionally bossy science-wombat and genius inventor! Together, they are the EnviroTeens and they are about to get very, very angry. Single use Plastic Brendan may have an evil plan to destroy all the world's turtles with his dastardly tur-tele-pooter but, believe it or not, there is something even more sinister than an angry plastic bag on a garbage island in the middle of the ocean ... Climate change! Oh no! The EnviroTeens will do anything to stop this impending disaster: scale slippery volcanoes, scurry through forests full of poisonous armpit monsters, even meet Senator Ian, the Climate Denialist Potato. But can three teenagers and a chicken save the whole world? Why not, nobody else is! Maybe they are in with a chance? I can't look, it's too exciting!

The Carbon-Neutral Adventures of the Indefatigable EnviroTeens by First Dog on the Moon. Allen & Unwin. Meet our superheroes:- Binky, aka The Monotreme!- Worried Norman, once bitten by a radioactive croissant and now Pastry Person!- Letitia, an occasionally bossy science-wombat and genius inventor! Together, they are the EnviroTeens and they are about to get very, very angry. Single use Plastic Brendan may have an evil plan to destroy all the world's turtles with his dastardly tur-tele-pooter but, believe it or not, there is something even more sinister than an angry plastic bag on a garbage island in the middle of the ocean ... Climate change! Oh no! The EnviroTeens will do anything to stop this impending disaster: scale slippery volcanoes, scurry through forests full of poisonous armpit monsters, even meet Senator Ian, the Climate Denialist Potato. But can three teenagers and a chicken save the whole world? Why not, nobody else is! Maybe they are in with a chance? I can't look, it's too exciting!

Hold on! Saving the Spotted Handfish by Gina Newton, illustrated by Rachel Tribout. CSIRO Publishing. This is the story of a quirky and primitive little fish that is famous for two reasons: walking on its ‘hands’ (pectoral fins), and being one of the first marine fish in the world to be listed as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Dive into the undersea world of this quirky little species and discover how scientists are stepping in to help save them.

Hold on! Saving the Spotted Handfish by Gina Newton, illustrated by Rachel Tribout. CSIRO Publishing. This is the story of a quirky and primitive little fish that is famous for two reasons: walking on its ‘hands’ (pectoral fins), and being one of the first marine fish in the world to be listed as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Dive into the undersea world of this quirky little species and discover how scientists are stepping in to help save them.

Larry Leadbeater: Field notes from a Fairy Possum by Jo Watson. Little Steps Publishing. Larry is a tiny fairy possum with a tremendous problem.He’s on a mission to find a home that’s just right for him.Brimming with friendship and optimism, his adventure invites us into a world where even the most challenging circumstances can be overcome.Purchase any of the shortlisted books from independent bookseller Harry Hartog and they’ll donate 10% of sales to the Wilderness Society to protect the places we love.

Larry Leadbeater: Field notes from a Fairy Possum by Jo Watson. Little Steps Publishing. Larry is a tiny fairy possum with a tremendous problem.He’s on a mission to find a home that’s just right for him.Brimming with friendship and optimism, his adventure invites us into a world where even the most challenging circumstances can be overcome.Purchase any of the shortlisted books from independent bookseller Harry Hartog and they’ll donate 10% of sales to the Wilderness Society to protect the places we love.

Ninja Bandicoots and Turbo-Charged Wombats by Hazel Flynn. Piccolo Nero (Black Inc Books) Why are 1,000 trees needed for every koala in a zoo? How do you check a tree-kangaroo’s pouch for joeys? Why is a wombat’s poo really square? And how do dogs help look after ‘extinct’ bandicoots?In this factual, involving book, 9-12 year-olds learn about endangered Australian wildlife, including Leadbeater's and Mountain Pygmy Possums, Baw Baw Frogs, Wedge-Tailed Eagles, Orange-bellied Parrots and Guthega Skinks, and they meet the zookeepers and conservation experts working hard to save them. There are funny and moving adventure stories, and every chapter includes 'What Can I Do to Help?', with practical suggestions for children and their families.

Ninja Bandicoots and Turbo-Charged Wombats by Hazel Flynn. Piccolo Nero (Black Inc Books) Why are 1,000 trees needed for every koala in a zoo? How do you check a tree-kangaroo’s pouch for joeys? Why is a wombat’s poo really square? And how do dogs help look after ‘extinct’ bandicoots?In this factual, involving book, 9-12 year-olds learn about endangered Australian wildlife, including Leadbeater's and Mountain Pygmy Possums, Baw Baw Frogs, Wedge-Tailed Eagles, Orange-bellied Parrots and Guthega Skinks, and they meet the zookeepers and conservation experts working hard to save them. There are funny and moving adventure stories, and every chapter includes 'What Can I Do to Help?', with practical suggestions for children and their families.

The Power of Positive Pranking by Nat Amoore. Penguin Random House Australia. Green Peas is our name and pranking’s our game! A symphony of alarm clocks at assembly? Yep, that was us. A stampede of fluffy guinea pigs? It’s next on our agenda. But for me, Cookie and Zeke, it’s about more than just fun. We’re determined to make a difference. And when the adults won’t listen, us kids will find a way to be heard–as long as we can stay out of detention! No activist is too small, no prank too big... and things are about to get personal.

The Power of Positive Pranking by Nat Amoore. Penguin Random House Australia. Green Peas is our name and pranking’s our game! A symphony of alarm clocks at assembly? Yep, that was us. A stampede of fluffy guinea pigs? It’s next on our agenda. But for me, Cookie and Zeke, it’s about more than just fun. We’re determined to make a difference. And when the adults won’t listen, us kids will find a way to be heard–as long as we can stay out of detention! No activist is too small, no prank too big... and things are about to get personal.

The Giant and the Sea by Trent Jamieson, illustrated by Rovina Cai. Hachette Australia. "A giant stands on the shore, watching the sea. She never moves, never speaks, until the day she turns to a little girl and says, 'The sea is rising.'The brave girl takes the message to the town. But when the people refuse to listen, the giant must find another way to save them.Perfect for the children of the Climate Strike, this is a lyrical and deeply moving story about climate change, standing up for what you believe in, and the power of hope."

The Giant and the Sea by Trent Jamieson, illustrated by Rovina Cai. Hachette Australia. "A giant stands on the shore, watching the sea. She never moves, never speaks, until the day she turns to a little girl and says, 'The sea is rising.'The brave girl takes the message to the town. But when the people refuse to listen, the giant must find another way to save them.Perfect for the children of the Climate Strike, this is a lyrical and deeply moving story about climate change, standing up for what you believe in, and the power of hope."

Tree Beings by Raymond Huber, illustrated by Sandra Severgnini. Exisle Publishing (EK Books Imprint). We depend on trees for our survival, yet few of us understand just how fascinating these beings really are. With a foreword by the world-renowned anthropologist Jane Goodall, Tree Beings is an adventure through the secret world of trees. 

Tree Beings by Raymond Huber, illustrated by Sandra Severgnini. Exisle Publishing (EK Books Imprint). We depend on trees for our survival, yet few of us understand just how fascinating these beings really are. With a foreword by the world-renowned anthropologist Jane Goodall, Tree Beings is an adventure through the secret world of trees. 

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The Wonderful Wisdom of Ants by Philip Bunting. Scholastic Australia—Omnibus Books. The answers to life’s biggest questions can be found in the smallest places, once you’re ready to look.Get set for an insightful(and hilarious) peek into what we can learn from the world of the ant.

The Wonderful Wisdom of Ants by Philip Bunting. Scholastic Australia—Omnibus Books. The answers to life’s biggest questions can be found in the smallest places, once you’re ready to look.Get set for an insightful(and hilarious) peek into what we can learn from the world of the ant.

Weirdo #15: Planet Weird by Anh Do, illustrated by Jules Faber. Scholastic Australia. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MEEEEE! Not only is it PLANET DAY, it’s also Weir Do’s BIRTHDAY! And his party’s going to be so HUGE you’ll see it from space!It won’t be easy . . . but it will be FUNNY!

Weirdo #15: Planet Weird by Anh Do, illustrated by Jules Faber. Scholastic Australia. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MEEEEE! Not only is it PLANET DAY, it’s also Weir Do’s BIRTHDAY! And his party’s going to be so HUGE you’ll see it from space!It won’t be easy . . . but it will be FUNNY!

Give Me Some Space! by Philip Bunting. Scholastic Australia—Omnibus Books. Una dreams of a life in Space.Life on Earth is just so so-so.But how will she get there? And will she complete her mission to discover life in Space? And did she remember to feed Neil the goldfish?

Give Me Some Space! by Philip Bunting. Scholastic Australia—Omnibus Books. Una dreams of a life in Space.Life on Earth is just so so-so.But how will she get there? And will she complete her mission to discover life in Space? And did she remember to feed Neil the goldfish?

Bandits by Sha’an d’Anthes. Hachette Australia. Fern lives in a colourless, lifeless city and has only ever seen trees as pictures in her books. Fern is told that the bandits who come in the middle of the night to steal from the city dwellers are bad guys, but when she follows them back to their home she discovers a land of colour, life, friendship and a future she believes in.

Bandits by Sha’an d’Anthes. Hachette Australia. Fern lives in a colourless, lifeless city and has only ever seen trees as pictures in her books. Fern is told that the bandits who come in the middle of the night to steal from the city dwellers are bad guys, but when she follows them back to their home she discovers a land of colour, life, friendship and a future she believes in.

Brother Moon by Maree McCarthy, illustrated by Samantha Fry. Magabala Books. Beneath the dark sky of the Northern Territory, Hippy-Boy is captivated when Great-Grandpa Liman tells him the mysterious story of his brother and how it guides his connection to Country.Great-Grandpa is a masterful storyteller and, as the tale unfolds, he finally reveals his brother is the moon—a wonder of the universe. Hippy-Boy learns how his great-grandfather uses the phases of the moon when he goes hunting and fishing, and why it is important for us all to have an understanding of the natural world.Liman (Harry Morgan), the author’s grandfather, was a respected Wadjigany man, a leader amongst his people and the community. Liman was born at Manjimamany in the Northern Territory in 1916. He was a canoe maker, hunter, community mediator, and a family man who lived off the land and travelled the seas. Liman spoke Batjamalh, his first language, and other languages from the Daly River area.

Brother Moon by Maree McCarthy, illustrated by Samantha Fry. Magabala Books. Beneath the dark sky of the Northern Territory, Hippy-Boy is captivated when Great-Grandpa Liman tells him the mysterious story of his brother and how it guides his connection to Country.Great-Grandpa is a masterful storyteller and, as the tale unfolds, he finally reveals his brother is the moon—a wonder of the universe. Hippy-Boy learns how his great-grandfather uses the phases of the moon when he goes hunting and fishing, and why it is important for us all to have an understanding of the natural world.Liman (Harry Morgan), the author’s grandfather, was a respected Wadjigany man, a leader amongst his people and the community. Liman was born at Manjimamany in the Northern Territory in 1916. He was a canoe maker, hunter, community mediator, and a family man who lived off the land and travelled the seas. Liman spoke Batjamalh, his first language, and other languages from the Daly River area.

Edie's Experiments 2: How to Be the Best by Charlotte Barkla, illustrated by Sandy Flett. Penguin Random House Australia. I'm Edie and I'm obsessed with science.So I was sure that Annie B and I would win the Eco Fair competition.Then Dean Starlight arrived and started sabotaging our project.Now the competition has become an epic science battle of robotic spider attacks, exploding foam and sneaky spying.Dean thinks he's the best scientist of Class 5Z, but we'll show him…

Edie's Experiments 2: How to Be the Best by Charlotte Barkla, illustrated by Sandy Flett. Penguin Random House Australia. I'm Edie and I'm obsessed with science.So I was sure that Annie B and I would win the Eco Fair competition.Then Dean Starlight arrived and started sabotaging our project.Now the competition has become an epic science battle of robotic spider attacks, exploding foam and sneaky spying.Dean thinks he's the best scientist of Class 5Z, but we'll show him…

The Carbon-Neutral Adventures of the Indefatigable EnviroTeens by First Dog on the Moon. Allen & Unwin. Meet our superheroes:- Binky, aka The Monotreme!- Worried Norman, once bitten by a radioactive croissant and now Pastry Person!- Letitia, an occasionally bossy science-wombat and genius inventor! Together, they are the EnviroTeens and they are about to get very, very angry. Single use Plastic Brendan may have an evil plan to destroy all the world's turtles with his dastardly tur-tele-pooter but, believe it or not, there is something even more sinister than an angry plastic bag on a garbage island in the middle of the ocean ... Climate change! Oh no! The EnviroTeens will do anything to stop this impending disaster: scale slippery volcanoes, scurry through forests full of poisonous armpit monsters, even meet Senator Ian, the Climate Denialist Potato. But can three teenagers and a chicken save the whole world? Why not, nobody else is! Maybe they are in with a chance? I can't look, it's too exciting!

The Carbon-Neutral Adventures of the Indefatigable EnviroTeens by First Dog on the Moon. Allen & Unwin. Meet our superheroes:- Binky, aka The Monotreme!- Worried Norman, once bitten by a radioactive croissant and now Pastry Person!- Letitia, an occasionally bossy science-wombat and genius inventor! Together, they are the EnviroTeens and they are about to get very, very angry. Single use Plastic Brendan may have an evil plan to destroy all the world's turtles with his dastardly tur-tele-pooter but, believe it or not, there is something even more sinister than an angry plastic bag on a garbage island in the middle of the ocean ... Climate change! Oh no! The EnviroTeens will do anything to stop this impending disaster: scale slippery volcanoes, scurry through forests full of poisonous armpit monsters, even meet Senator Ian, the Climate Denialist Potato. But can three teenagers and a chicken save the whole world? Why not, nobody else is! Maybe they are in with a chance? I can't look, it's too exciting!

Hold on! Saving the Spotted Handfish by Gina Newton, illustrated by Rachel Tribout. CSIRO Publishing. This is the story of a quirky and primitive little fish that is famous for two reasons: walking on its ‘hands’ (pectoral fins), and being one of the first marine fish in the world to be listed as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Dive into the undersea world of this quirky little species and discover how scientists are stepping in to help save them.

Hold on! Saving the Spotted Handfish by Gina Newton, illustrated by Rachel Tribout. CSIRO Publishing. This is the story of a quirky and primitive little fish that is famous for two reasons: walking on its ‘hands’ (pectoral fins), and being one of the first marine fish in the world to be listed as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Dive into the undersea world of this quirky little species and discover how scientists are stepping in to help save them.

Larry Leadbeater: Field notes from a Fairy Possum by Jo Watson. Little Steps Publishing. Larry is a tiny fairy possum with a tremendous problem.He’s on a mission to find a home that’s just right for him.Brimming with friendship and optimism, his adventure invites us into a world where even the most challenging circumstances can be overcome.Purchase any of the shortlisted books from independent bookseller Harry Hartog and they’ll donate 10% of sales to the Wilderness Society to protect the places we love.

Larry Leadbeater: Field notes from a Fairy Possum by Jo Watson. Little Steps Publishing. Larry is a tiny fairy possum with a tremendous problem.He’s on a mission to find a home that’s just right for him.Brimming with friendship and optimism, his adventure invites us into a world where even the most challenging circumstances can be overcome.Purchase any of the shortlisted books from independent bookseller Harry Hartog and they’ll donate 10% of sales to the Wilderness Society to protect the places we love.

Ninja Bandicoots and Turbo-Charged Wombats by Hazel Flynn. Piccolo Nero (Black Inc Books) Why are 1,000 trees needed for every koala in a zoo? How do you check a tree-kangaroo’s pouch for joeys? Why is a wombat’s poo really square? And how do dogs help look after ‘extinct’ bandicoots?In this factual, involving book, 9-12 year-olds learn about endangered Australian wildlife, including Leadbeater's and Mountain Pygmy Possums, Baw Baw Frogs, Wedge-Tailed Eagles, Orange-bellied Parrots and Guthega Skinks, and they meet the zookeepers and conservation experts working hard to save them. There are funny and moving adventure stories, and every chapter includes 'What Can I Do to Help?', with practical suggestions for children and their families.

Ninja Bandicoots and Turbo-Charged Wombats by Hazel Flynn. Piccolo Nero (Black Inc Books) Why are 1,000 trees needed for every koala in a zoo? How do you check a tree-kangaroo’s pouch for joeys? Why is a wombat’s poo really square? And how do dogs help look after ‘extinct’ bandicoots?In this factual, involving book, 9-12 year-olds learn about endangered Australian wildlife, including Leadbeater's and Mountain Pygmy Possums, Baw Baw Frogs, Wedge-Tailed Eagles, Orange-bellied Parrots and Guthega Skinks, and they meet the zookeepers and conservation experts working hard to save them. There are funny and moving adventure stories, and every chapter includes 'What Can I Do to Help?', with practical suggestions for children and their families.

The Power of Positive Pranking by Nat Amoore. Penguin Random House Australia. Green Peas is our name and pranking’s our game! A symphony of alarm clocks at assembly? Yep, that was us. A stampede of fluffy guinea pigs? It’s next on our agenda. But for me, Cookie and Zeke, it’s about more than just fun. We’re determined to make a difference. And when the adults won’t listen, us kids will find a way to be heard–as long as we can stay out of detention! No activist is too small, no prank too big... and things are about to get personal.

The Power of Positive Pranking by Nat Amoore. Penguin Random House Australia. Green Peas is our name and pranking’s our game! A symphony of alarm clocks at assembly? Yep, that was us. A stampede of fluffy guinea pigs? It’s next on our agenda. But for me, Cookie and Zeke, it’s about more than just fun. We’re determined to make a difference. And when the adults won’t listen, us kids will find a way to be heard–as long as we can stay out of detention! No activist is too small, no prank too big... and things are about to get personal.

The Giant and the Sea by Trent Jamieson, illustrated by Rovina Cai. Hachette Australia. "A giant stands on the shore, watching the sea. She never moves, never speaks, until the day she turns to a little girl and says, 'The sea is rising.'The brave girl takes the message to the town. But when the people refuse to listen, the giant must find another way to save them.Perfect for the children of the Climate Strike, this is a lyrical and deeply moving story about climate change, standing up for what you believe in, and the power of hope."

The Giant and the Sea by Trent Jamieson, illustrated by Rovina Cai. Hachette Australia. "A giant stands on the shore, watching the sea. She never moves, never speaks, until the day she turns to a little girl and says, 'The sea is rising.'The brave girl takes the message to the town. But when the people refuse to listen, the giant must find another way to save them.Perfect for the children of the Climate Strike, this is a lyrical and deeply moving story about climate change, standing up for what you believe in, and the power of hope."

Tree Beings by Raymond Huber, illustrated by Sandra Severgnini. Exisle Publishing (EK Books Imprint). We depend on trees for our survival, yet few of us understand just how fascinating these beings really are. With a foreword by the world-renowned anthropologist Jane Goodall, Tree Beings is an adventure through the secret world of trees. 

Tree Beings by Raymond Huber, illustrated by Sandra Severgnini. Exisle Publishing (EK Books Imprint). We depend on trees for our survival, yet few of us understand just how fascinating these beings really are. With a foreword by the world-renowned anthropologist Jane Goodall, Tree Beings is an adventure through the secret world of trees. 

So come join us

for Nature Book Week!

We'd love it if you could participate by sharing your favourite nature books—maybe put together a display in your bookstore, library (if possible) or your personal library or online. If you do put together a collection of your favourite nature books or you simply want to tell us why nature books are important to you, please use #NatureBookWeek to share the love.

In the meantime, for grown-up book worms, we've compiled a list of some of the best nature books of recent times that should be on your shelves. From a life philosophy based on berries in Braiding Sweetgrass to the amazing way trees communicate in The Hidden Life Of Trees, there are plenty of awe-inspiring reads to get stuck into.

See you on 6 September!