Three nature books, Coyote America, Hawk, and Journey, atop lawnI’m thrilled that my book, Mountain Chef, was chosen as a Notable Book in the Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award. I’m especially flattered to be in such august company. Here are the winners in the children’s division:

Children’s Winner
“Journey: The Most Famous Wolf in the West,” by Emma Bland Smith with illustrations by Robin James (Little Bigfoot, Seattle, Washington).

Children’s Honorable Mention
“Mr. McGinty’s Monarchs,” by Linda Vander Heyden with illustrations by Eileen Ryan Ewen (Sleeping Bear Press, Ann Arbor, Mich.)

“What Matters,” by Alison Hughes with illustrations by Holly Hatam (Orca Book Publishers)

“The Lonely Giant,” by Sophie Ambrose (Candlewick Press, Somerville, Massachusetts)

Children’s Notable Books
“Mountain Chef: How One Man Lost His Groceries, Changed His Plans, and Helped Cook Up the National Park Service,” by Annette Bay Pimentel, illustrated by Rich Lo (Charlesbridge, Watertown, Mass.)

“Storm’s Coming!,” by Margi Preus, illustrated by David Geister (Minnesota Historical Press, Minneapolis, Minnesota)

“Wakanda Whooper: The Curious Cinnamon Crane,” by Sandia Kosmo, illustrated by Lisa Kosmo (Beaver’s Pond Press, Edina, Minnesota)

“Where Do Rivers Go, Momma?,” by Catherine L. Weyerhaeuser (Mountain Press Publishing Company, Missoula, Montana)

Complete details and the adult and young adult winners are available here.

After your Earth Day festivities are over, head to your library and add to your book stash!