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"Growing Good Kids" Book Awards 2010

2010-The-Busy-Tree The "Growing Good Kids" book awards were announced on Saturday, July 24th.

The 2010 winners, all picture books, are as follows:

Bring Me Some Apples and I'll Make You a Pie: A Story About Edna Lewis, by Robbin Gourley (Houghton Mifflin)

The Busy Tree, written by Jennifer Ward and illustrated by Lisa Falkenstern (Marshall Cavendish)

The Curious Garden, by Peter Brown (Little, Brown,)

Our Shadow Garden, by Cherie Foster Colburn, with art by the children of the Children's Cancer Hospital of M.D. Andersen Cancer Center  (Bright Sky Press)

The American Horticultural Society explains the prizes on its website, "Created by the American Horticultural Society and the Junior Master Gardener program, the “Growing Good Kids—Excellence in Children’s Literature” award program honors outstanding children’s gardening and nature books. Each year, this award will recognize a select group of children’s books that are especially effective at promoting an understanding of, and appreciation for, gardening and the environment."

Don't miss the "Growing Good Kids" classics, too. You'll find Miss Rumphius, The Ugly Vegetables, Too Many Pumpkins, and many more excellent books to share with children.


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Thanks for getting the word out about OUR SHADOW GARDEN. It is a huge honor for me to receive this award from the American Horticulture Society and Jr. Master Gardeners on my 1st picture book, but the real reward has been seeing the response from children when they see that KIDS like them did the illustrations!

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