What’s your favourite nature book?
In a year like 2020, our inherent need to connect with nature has never been more apparent. When we can’t step outside to breathe the crisp air of the bush, nature books can take us there.
The Wilderness Society is proud to announce the inaugural Nature Book Week, commencing on Threatened Species Day on 7 September. Books can inspire the next generation to be custodians of nature through creative writing and captivating illustration; Nature Book Week is a celebration of some of Australia’s finest storytellers.
Australia’s Best 100 Walks
There are so many incredible walks in Australia but how do you know which are the best ones? Our free time is precious and few people have the time to survey a range of walks – it can years to find a handful of good ones. Over 150 issues and 33 years Australian Geographic has explored Australian landscapes. Our editors, writers and photographers have the energy, expertise and contacts to know w…
We are also excited to reveal that presenter, actor, children’s author and illustrator Rove McManus will be Nature Book Week’s first Ambassador.
“I am thrilled to be the Ambassador of Nature Book Week,” says Rove.
“To think that there are people out there who are trying to, in a creative way, share the idea of how important it is to take care of our planet for the next generation, I think is a really important thing, because that’s exactly what we’re trying to do.”
Rove will be presiding over an event-filled week, with online readings, talks and awards, kicking off with a live National Threatened Species Day discussion on Facebook with author and conservationist Prof. Tim Flannery.
Discover: Animal Homes
Explore Australia’s thriving habitats with Australian Geographic Discover: Animal Homes. Learn about life in a rockpool, take a look at a turtle’s ‘mobile home’ and count the animals in your backyard.
* Great for guided reading and newly independent readers.
* Connects with the Australian Curriculum for science and geography
* Introduces students to a uniquely Australian u…
Tim’s new children’s book Explore Your World: Weird, Wild, Amazing!, made it into the shortlist for this year’s Environment Award For Children’s Literature (EACL), a competition that’s been running for over 25 years. Nature Book Week culminates with the eagerly anticipated announcement of the winners of the 2020 EACL in a live award’s ceremony. The judging panel, comprising science communicator Dr Jen Martin, award-winning author David Lawrence and Nature Book Week Ambassador Rove McManus, will be there to explain why they chose the winning titles in this Facebook Live event on 10 September.
Australia Gone Wild
For more than 30 years, Australian Geographic has been showcasing Australia’s unique natural history through the words and images of the nation’s finest writers and photographers. This compendium brings together over 40 of the best stories spanning the natural world from the smallest of invertebrates to the creatures that inhabit the waters that surround us to the largest of our marsupial mamma…
So join us for a week of inspired storytelling from Australia’s finest writers and illustrators, helping us to celebrate the talented people who continue to promote a love of nature in children.
All books on the EACL 2020 shortlist can be purchased online from Gleebooks.