Award of The Week-Riverby Award


The Riverby Award recognizes exceptional non-fiction natural history books for young readers. The books selected present perceptive and artistic accounts of direct experiences in nature and invite young readers to explore the natural world for themselves. They demonstrate respect for nature and present scientifically accurate information with engaging prose and illustrations.

Riverby Awards 2018

9780544352995 Amazon Adventure
By: Sy Montgomery

Part science, part carnival–this winding adventure down the Amazon River with award-winning author Sy Montgomery and photographer Keith Ellenbogen explores how tiny fish, called piabas, can help preserve not only the rainforest and its often-misunderstood inhabitants, but the fate of our entire environment.
9780816698028 Creekfinding: A True Story
By: Jacqueline Briggs Martin

Once upon a time a creek burbled up and tumbled across a prairie valley. It was filled with insects and brook trout that ate them, frogs that chirruped and birds watching for bugs and fish. This is a true story about a man named Mike who went looking for that creek long after it was buried under fields of corn. It is the story of how a creek can be brought back to life, and with it an entire world of nature. In the words of award-winning author Jacqueline Briggs Martin and the enchanting illustrations by Claudia McGehee, this heartening tale of an ecosystem restored in the Driftless Area of northeast Iowa unfolds in a way that will charm and inform young readers who are drawn to a good mystery, the wonders of nature–and, of course, big earth-moving machines.
1580896065 Karl, Get Out of the Garden! Carolus Linnaeus and the Naming of Everything
By: Anita Sanchez

An inveterate nature lover classifies plants and animals—and changes the world of science forever.
1452145423 Over and Under the Pond
By: Kate Messner

Join mother and son for a canoe ride along the pond, while learning about the plants and animals above and below the pond.
9780544442894 Robins! How They Grow Up
By: Eileen Christelow

Robins are the most familiar and beloved of all birds, found throughout North America and celebrated as one of the first signs of spring. But there’s a lot about them that most people don’t know! In this visually stunning picture book that features comic-book panels combined with painterly illustrations, Eileen Christelow tells the story of two young robins’ first year, and reveals plenty of little-known facts that are sure to captivate young naturalists. This fascinating account of how robins grow up includes an Author’s Note, Glossary, More About Robins, and Sources.

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