Nature as muse in children’s literature: 2024 award shortlists

Discover the writers and illustrators nominated for the Environmental and Karajia Awards for Children's Literature.
A collection of five picture books that cover flora and fauna themes.

The Wilderness Society has announced the shortlist for its annual Environmental Award for Children’s Literature, now in its 30th year.

The award acknowledges books that inspire a love of and care for nature. The Karajia Award, meanwhile, a prize specifically for First Nations writers writing about Country, Culture and connection, is in its third year.

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Thuy On is the Reviews and Literary Editor of ArtsHub and an arts journalist, critic and poet who’s written for a range of publications including The Guardian, The Saturday Paper, Sydney Review of Books, The Australian, The Age/SMH and Australian Book Review. She was the books editor of The Big issue for 8 years. Her debut, a collection of poetry called Turbulence, came out in 2020 and was released by University of Western Australia Publishing (UWAP). Her second collection, Decadence, was published in July 2022, also by UWAP. Her third book, Essence, will be published in 2025. Twitter: @thuy_on Instagram: poemsbythuy