Annual Literature Award >> Winners and Nominees >> 2019 Nominees


Nominees for the 2019 Annual Literature Award are:

[Current list]


Abernethy Forest

by R. W. Summers, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, 2018.
ISBN 9781999988203

An Abundance of Flowers: More Great Flower Breeders of the Past

by Judith M. Taylor, Ohio University Press / Swallow Press (OUP’s trade imprint), 2018.
ISBN 9780804011938

American Eden: David Hosack, Botany, and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic

by Victoria Johnson, W. W. Norton & Company, 2018.
ISBN 9781631494192

Around the World in 80 Trees

by Jonathan Drori, ill. by Lucille Clerc, Laurence King Publishing, 2018.
ISBN 9781786271617

The Book of Seeds: A Life-Size Guide to Six Hundred Species from Around the World

ed. by Paul Smith, University of Chicago Press, 2018.
ISBN 9780226362236

C. G. Pringle: Botanist, Traveler, and the “Flora of the Pacific Slope” (1881–1884)

by Kathryn Mauz, NYBG Press, 2018.
ISBN 9780893275563

Coffee Atlas of Ethiopia

by Aaron P. Davis, Tim Wilkinson, Zeleke Kebebew Challa, Jenny Williams, Susana Baena, Tadesse Woldemarium Gole and Justin Moat, Kew Publishing, 2018.
ISBN 9781842466605

Designing with Palms

by Jason Dewees, photogr. by Caitlin Atkinson, Timber Press, 2018.
ISBN 9781604695434

Dig In! 12 Easy Gardening Projects Using Kitchen Scraps Children and Young Adult Literature

Kari Cornell, photogr. by Jennifer S. Larson, Lerner Publishing Group/Millbrook Press, 2018.
ISBN 9781512430653

Every Colour Soup Children and Young Adult Literature

Jorey Hurley, Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books, 2018.
ISBN 9781481469999

Everything you Need for a Treehouse Youth literature

by Carter Higgins and Emily Hughes, Chronicle Books, 2018.
ISBN 9781452142555

Farming While Black: Soul Fire Farm’s Practical Guide to Liberation on the Land

by Leah Penniman, Chelsea Green Publishing, 2018.
ISBN 9781603587617

Flora of the Chicago Region: A Floristic and Ecological Synthesis

by Gerould Wilhelm and Laura Rericha, ill. by Mary Marguerite Lowther, Indiana Academy of Science, 2017.
ISBN 9781883362157

Flora of the Pacific Northwest: An Illustrated Manual, 2nd ed.

by C. Leo Hitchcock & Arthur Cronquist, ed. by David E. Giblin, Ben S. Legler, Peter F. Zika, and Richard G. Olmstead, University of Washington Press, 2018.
ISBN 9780295742885

Garden Insects of North America: The Ultimate Guide to Backyard Bugs, 2nd edition

by Whitney Cranshaw and David Shetlar, Princeton University Press, 2017.
ISBN 9780691167442

Gardening under Lights: The complete Guide for Indoor Growers

by Leslie F. Halleck, Timber Press, 2018.
ISBN 9781604697957

Gardenlust: A Botanical Tour of the World’s Best New Gardens

by Christopher Woods, Timber Press, 2018.
ISBN 9781604697971

Gardens of the Roman Empire

ed. by Wilhelmina F. Jashemski, Kathryn Gleason, Kim J. Hartswick, and Amina-Aicha Malek, Cambridge University Press, 2018.
ISBN 97805218216122

The Girl who Drew Butterflies Children and Young Adult Literature

by Joyce Sidman, HMH Books for Young Readers, 2018.
ISBN 9780544717138

Heirloom Vegetable Gardening: A Master Gardener’s Guide to Planting, Seed Saving, and Cultural History, new ed.

by William Woys Weaver, Voyageur Press, 2018.
ISBN 9780760359921

History of Landscape Design in 100 Gardens

by Linda A. Chisholm, photogr. by Michael D. Garber, Timber Press, 2018.
ISBN 9781604695298

How Plants Work: Form, Diversity, Survival

by Stephen Blackmore, Princeton University Press, 2018.
ISBN 9780691177496

How to Survive as a Firefly Children and Young Adult Literature

Written by Kristen Foote and ill. by Erica Salcedo, The Innovation Press, 2017.
ISBN 9781943147328

Identification of Trees and Shrubs in Winter using Buds and Twigs

by Bernd Schulz and Monica Shaffer-Fehre (Translator), Kew Publishing, 2018.
ISBN 9781842466506
[Originally published as: Gehölzbestimmung im Winter mit Knospen und Zweigen. Stuttgart, Germany: Eugen Ulmer KG, 2013]

In the Footsteps of Joseph Dalton Hooker

by Seamus O’Brien, Kew Publishing, 2018.
ISBN 9781842466568

Joseph Banks’ Florilegium: Botanical Treasures from Cook’s First Voyage

Joseph Banks, with essays by Mel Gooding, David Mabberley, and Joseph Studholme, Thames & Hudson, 2017.
ISBN 9780500022870

The Mushroom Fan Club Children and Young Adult Literature

by Elise Gravel, Enfant – Drawn & Quarterly, 2018
ISBN 9781770463226

Native Flora of Louisiana

Watercolor drawings by Margaret Stones [With Botanical Descriptions by Lowell E. Urbatsch], Louisiana State University Press, 2018.
ISBN 9780807170236

Naturalists in the Field: Collecting, Recording and Preserving the Natural World from the Fifteenth to the Twenty-first Century

ed. by Arthur MacGregor, Brill, 2018.
ISBN 9789004323834

Nature’s Friend Children and Young Adult Literature

Written by Lindsay McDivitt, ill. by Eileen Ryan Ewen, Sleeping Bear Press, 2018.
ISBN 9781585364053

Out of School and Into Nature: The Anna Comstock Story Children and Young Adult Literature

written by Suzanna Slade, ill. by Jessica Lanan, Sleeping Bear Press, 2017.
ISBN 9781585369867

The Overstory

by Richard Powers, W. W. Norton, 2018.
ISBN 9780393635522

Plants of the World: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Vascular Plants

by Maarten J. M. Christenhusz, Michael F. Fay and Mark W. Chase, Kew Publishing ; University of Chicago Press, 2017.
ISBN 9781842466346 / 9780226522920

Plants That Kill: A Natural History of the World’s Most Poisonous Plants

by Elizabeth A. Dauncey and Sonny Larsson, Princeton University Press, 2018.
ISBN 9780691178769

Seeking Eden: A Collection of Georgia’s Historic Gardens

by Staci Catron and Mary Ann Eaddy, University of Georgia Press, 2018.
ISBN 9780820353005

The Song of Trees

by David George Haskell, Penguin, 2017.
ISBN 9780143111306

The Trees of North America: Michaux and Redoute’s American Masterpiece

by David Allen Sibley, Marta McDowell, Gregory Long and Susan M. Fraser, Abbeville Press, 2017.
ISBN 9780789212764

Visionary Landscapes: Japanese Garden Design in North America, the Work of Five Contemporary Masters

by Kendall H. Brown, photogr. by David M. Cobb, Tuttle Publishing. 2017.
ISBN 9784805313862

The Wasp and the Orchid: The Remarkable Life of Australian Naturalist Edith Coleman

by Danielle Clode, Picador / Pan Macmillan Australia, 2018.
ISBN 9781760554286

Weird Plants

by Chris Thorogood, Kew Publishing, 2018.
ISBN 9781842466629


Youth literature Indicates a title from our Children and Young Adult Literature category

Please note: Winners will be announced at the 2019 Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona, May 2019.

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