"The Giverny Award is an annual children's science picture book award established in 1998 by Dr. Jim Wandersee and Dr. Elisabeth E. Schussler who was at that time affiliated with the 15º Laboratory at Louisiana State University."--From website
Contando Los Murciélagos / Bat Count by Anna Forrester; Susan Detwiler (Illustrator)Jojo is prepping for an exciting night; it's time for the bat count! Bats have always been a welcome presence during the summers in the family barn. But over the years, the numbers have dwindled as many bats in the area caught white-nose syndrome. Jojo and her family count the bats and send the numbers to scientists who study bats, to see if the bat population can recover. On a summer evening, the family quietly makes their way to the lawn to watch the sky and count the visitors to their farm.
Publication Date: 2017-02-10
Little Turtle and the Changing Sea by Becky Davies; Jennie Poh (Illustrator)A beautiful, lyrical story which explores the problem of plastic in the ocean, and the challenges facing marine life. Little Turtle loves the ocean with her whole heart. As the years pass, she repeats an incredible journey across the world to the beautiful coral reefs. But one day she finds that plastic has invaded her beloved ocean. Could Turtle's journey be over forever?
Publication Date: 2020-03-10
They All Saw a Cat by Brendan Wenzel (Author and Illustrator)The cat walked through the world, with its whiskers, ears, and paws . . . In this glorious celebration of observation, curiosity, and imagination, Brendan Wenzel shows us the many lives of one cat, and how perspective shapes what we see. When you see a cat, what do you see?
Henry Hikes to Fitchburg by D. B. JohnsonWhile his friend works hard to earn the train fare to Fitchburg, a bear, modeled on a young Henry Thoreau, walks the thirty miles through woods and fields, enjoying nature and the time to think great thoughts. Includes biographical information about Thoreau.
Redwoods by Jason Chin (Illustrator)A young city boy, riding the subway, finds an abandoned book about redwoods. He finds himself in the very forest described in the book. After finishing the book, he leaves it for someone else to read. The text contains facts about the redwoods, while the illustrations tell the boy's story.
Publication Date: 2009-03-17
The Hidden Forest by Jeannie BakerWhen a friend helps him retrieve the fishtrap he lost while trying to fish just off the coast of eastern Tasmania, Ben comes to see the Giant Kelp forest where he lost his fishtrap in a new light.
Up in the Garden and down in the Dirt by Kate Messner; Christopher Silas Neal (Illustrator)"Up in the garden, the world is full of green--leaves and sprouts, growing vegetables, ripening fruit. But down in the dirt there is a busy world of earthworms digging, snakes hunting, skunks burrowing, and all the other animals that make a garden their home. In this exuberant book, discover the wonder and activity that lie hidden between the stalks, under the shade of leaves . . . and down in the dirt."--Provided by publisher.