Annual Literature Award >> Winners and Nominees >> 2023 Nominees

Nominees for the 2023 Annual Literature Award are:

[Current list]

Agaves: species, cultivars & hybrids

Spath, Jeremy and Jeff Moore.

[Self-published], 2021. 356 p.

ISBN 9780991584666

All about Flowers: James Vick’s Nineteenth-Century Seed Company

Thomas J. Mickey ; foreword by Charles A. Birnbaum.

Swallow Press/Ohio University Press, 2021. xviii, 204 p.

ISBN 9780804012294

Youth Literature Arboretum

Kirkham, Tony and Kathie Scott. Big Picture Press, 2021. 112 p.

ISBN 9781800781375

Black Flora: profiles of inspiring Black flower farmers + florists

Speight, Teresa J.

Bloom Imprint, 2022. 143 p.

ISBN 9781736848135

Chasing Plants: journeys with a botanist through rainforests, swamps, and mountains

Thorogood, Chris.

The University of Chicago Press ; Kew Publishing, 2022. 288 p.

ISBN 9780226823539 / 9781842467640

Cold-Hardy Fruits and Nuts: 50 easy-to-grow plants for the organic home garden or landscape

Serrano, Scott and Allyson Levy.

Chelsea Green Publishing, 2022. 384 p.

ISBN 9781645020455

The Crevice Garden: How to make the perfect home for plants from rocky places

Seth, Kenton and Paul Spriggs.

Filbert Press, 2022. 224 p.

ISBN 9781739903909

Youth Literature Darwin & Hooker: a story of friendship, curiosity and discovery that changed the world

Stewart, Alexandra; Joe Todd-Stanton, illustrator.

Bloomsbury, in association with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, 2022. 80 p.

ISBN 9781526613998.

Elderflora: A Modern History of Ancient Trees

Farmer, Jared. Basic Books,

Hachette Book Group, 2022. vii, 432 p.

ISBN 9780465097845.

Fen, Bog, and Swamp: a short history of peatland destruction and its role in the climate crisis

Proulx, Annie.

Scribner, 2022. 196 p.

ISBN 9781982173357.

Flora’s fieldworkers: women and botany in nineteenth-century Canada

Shteir, Ann, editor.

McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2022. 488 p.

ISBN 9780228011125.

Garden for the Rusty-Patched Bumblebee: creating habitat for native pollinators, Ontario and Great Lakes edition

Johnson, Lorraine and Sheila Colla; Ann Sanderson, illustrator.

Douglas & McIntyre, 2022. 256 p.

ISBN 9781771623230.

Gardening for Acidic Soils: working with nature to create a beautiful landscape

Boland, Todd and Jamie Ellison.

Boulder Books, 2022. 240 p.

ISBN 9781989417492.

Youth Literature Grow

Reyes, Riz; Sara Boccaccini Meadows, illustrator.

Magic Cat Publishing, 2022. 61 p.

ISBN 9781419756658.

A Herbal of Iraq: A herbal inspired by the work of Abdul Jaleel Ibrahim Al-Quragheely, the doctor of Al-Ashab

Ghazanfar, Shahina A. and Chris J. Thorogood; Rana Ibrahim, Arabic editor.

Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, 2022. xv, 134 p.

ISBN 9781419756658.

How to grow: nurture your garden, nurture yourself

Bridgewater, Marcus.

Harper One / Harper Collins Publishers, 2022. 272 p.

ISBN 9780063141445.

Youth Literature Humongous Fungus

Lynne Boddy; Wenjia Tang, illustrator.

DK Children, 2021. 64 p. (Underground and All Around)

ISBN 9780744033335.

An Illustrated Catalog of American Fruits & Nuts: the US Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection

Gollner, Adam; (et al).

Atelier Éditions, 2021. 384 p.

ISBN 9781733622042.

Youth Literature Let’s Grow

Foster, Jane.

Bonnier Books, 2021. 1 vol. n.p.

ISBN 9781787418103.

Youth Literature Little Life Cycles: Pip

Li, Maggie.

Bonnier Books, 2022. 1 vol. n.p.

ISBN 9781787418462.

Luschiim’s plants: traditional indigenous foods, materials, and medicines

Charlie, Luschiim Arvid and Nancy J. Turner.

Harbour Publishing, 2021. 288 p.

ISBN 9781550179453.

My Father is the Gardener: devotions in botany and gardening of the Bible

Cramm, Shelley S.; Layla Luna, illustrator; Foreword by Lytton John Musselman.

Botanical Research Institute of Texas Press, 2022. 272 p.

ISBN 9781889878690.

Mycelium wassonii

Blomerth, Brian.

Anthology Editions, 2021. 192 p.

ISBN 9781944860417.

Napoleon’s Garden Island: lost and old gardens of St Helena, South Atlantic Ocean

McCracken, Donal P.

Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, 2021. 392 p.

ISBN 9781944860417.

Orchid Muse: A history of obsession in fifteen flowers

Hannickel, Erica M.

W. W. Norton & Company, 2022. 320 p.

ISBN 9780393867282.

Ordering the myriad things: from traditional knowledge to scientific botany in China

Menzies, Nicholas K.; Foreword by K. Sivaramakrishnan.

University of Washington Press, 2021. 312 p.

ISBN 9780295749464.

Plants in the Civil War: a botanical history

Sumner, Judith.

McFarland, 2022. 201 p.

ISBN 9781476691312.

Youth Literature Plants on the move

Vast, Émilie; Julie Cormier, translator.

Charlesbridge, 2021. 1 vol. n.p.

ISBN 9781623541484.

Rose Atlas: World of Roses

Cairns, Tommy and Luis Desamero.

Beverly Hills Rose Society of California, 2022. xii, 388 p

ISBN 9781685244422.

Trees of the West: an artist’s guide

Hashimoto, Molly.

Skipstone, 2022. 190 p

ISBN 9781680513387.

The View from Federal Twist: a new way of thinking about gardens, nature and ourselves

Golden, James.

Filbert Press, 2022. 224 p

ISBN 9781999734572.

Youth Literature What Do You See When You Look At A Tree?

Carlisle, Emma.

Templar Publishing in association with RBG Kew, 2022. 1 vol. n.p.

ISBN 9781536226669.

Youth Literature When Plants Took Over the Planet: the amazing story of plant evolution

Thorogood, Chris; Amy Grimes, illustrator.

QEB Publishing, 2022. 64 p.

ISBN 9780711261280.

When the Sahara Was Green: how our greatest desert came to be

Williams, Martin.

Princeton University Press, 2021. 272 p

ISBN 9780691201627.

Youth Literature Indicates a title from our Literature for Children and Young Adults category.

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