The annual Children’s Literature Festival and Green Earth Book Award
Ceremony will be held on April 2 and 3, 2008 on the campus of Salisbury
University. The festival draws teachers, students, community members
and the press to campus to celebrate great books, great authors and
illustrators who inspire great reading for children and young adults.
Among other authors speaking at the
conference are O.R. Melling from Ireland who is the recipient of the
GEBA award in the young adult category; Cambria Gordon, the recipient in
the non-fiction category; and Jean Okimoto, for her book, Winston of
Churchill, the winner in the children’s category.
Green Earth Book Awards
2006 Green Earth Book Award Winners, April 2007
Graeme Base and wife Robyn
Salisbury University is honored to host the Green Earth Book Award Ceremony each April. In an era when everyone is conscious of global warming and other environmental issues, what a better way to begin to change the future than through our children. Children's Literature is a solid vehicle to use to educate the future generations about environmental stewardship.
In 2005, the first annual Green Earth
Book Award was given to author Lynne Cherry for her book, "The Sea, the
Storm and the Mangrove Tangle." Since then, the children's literature
award has grown from 1 award in 2005 to awards in three categories in
2007. Noted international authors/illustrators Kim Toft, and Graeme
Base, both from Australia, are among the group of prestigious winners.
The Green Earth Book Award is awarded annually in April at Salisbury
University. For more information about the awards ceremony, go to the
Children's Literature Conference.
For a complete list of winners and more information, please go to http://www.newtonmarascofoundation.org/programs/a_ge.cfm