Annual Literature Award >> Winners and Nominees >> 2024 Nominees

Nominees for the 2024 Annual Literature Award are:

[Current list after deadline]


The attention of a traveler: Essays on William Bartram’s travels and legacy

Braund, Kathryn H.

University of Alabama Press, 2022. 400 p.

ISBN 9780817321291

Youth Literature Big Tree

Selznick, Brian

Scholastic Press, 2023. 528 p.

ISBN ‎ 9781338180633

Botanical gardens and their role in plant conservation. Vol. 1: General topics, African and Australian botanical gardens; Vol. 2: Asian botanical gardens; Vol 3: European and American botanical gardens

Pullaiah, T. and David A. Galbraith, editors

CRC Press, 2023. 3 vols.: 816 p.

ISBN 9781032252148

Botany and gardens in early modern Ireland

Boran, Elizabethanne, E. Charles Nelson & Emer Lawlor, editors

Trustees of the Edward Worth Library, Dublin by Four Courts Press, 2022. 336 p.

ISBN 9781801510233

Brave the Wild River: The untold story of two women who mapped the botany of the Grand Canyon

Sevigny, Melissa L.

W.W. Norton & Company, 2023. 304 p.

ISBN ‎ 9780393868234

Captivity’s collections: Science, natural history, and the British Transatlantic Slave Trade

Murphy, Kathleen S.

Unviversity of North Carolina Press, 2023. 256 p.

ISBN 9781469675909

Chanteloup, the Renaissance garden of the Villeroys: An initiation to humanism

Dejean, Matthieu and Perrine Galand-Willemen

Librairie Droz, 2022. 352 p.

ISBN 9782600062305

A curious herbal: Elizabeth Blackwell’s pioneering masterpiece of botanical art

Blackwell, Elizabeth, Marta McDowell, editor and Janet Stiles Tyson, essayist.

Abbeville Press Publishers, 2023. 576 p.

ISBN 9780789214539

Darwin and the art of botany: Observations on the curious world of plants

Costa, James T. and Bobbi Angell

Timber Press, 2023. 380 p.

ISBN 9781643260792

Dead wood: The afterlife of trees

Wohl, Ellen

Oregon State University Press, 2022. 176 p.

ISBN ‎ 9780870715273

du Pont gardens of the Brandywine Valley

McDowell, Marta (text) and Larry Lederman (photos)

Monacelli, 2023. 240 p.

ISBN 9781580936033

Elderflora: A modern history of ancient trees

Farmer, Jared. Basic Books,

Hachette Book Group, 2022. vii, 432 p.

ISBN 9780465097845.

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

Shteir, Ann, editor.

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

ISBN 9780228011125.

Garden: Exploring the horticultural world

Phaidon Editors, with introduction by Matthew Biggs

Phaidon Press, 2023. 351 p.

ISBN ‎9781838665975

A gardener’s guide to botany: The biology behind the pants you love, how they grow, and what they need

Zona, Scott

Cool Springs Press, 2023. 255 p.

ISBN ‎9780760374450

Gardening can be murder: How poisonous poppies, sinister shovels, and grim gardens have inspired mystery writers

McDowell, Marta; Yolanda V. Fundora (illustrator)

Timber Press, 2023. 216 p.

ISBN 9781643261126

Gardening in a changing world: Plants, people and the climate crisis

Moore, Darryl

Pimpernel Press, 2022. 256 p.

ISBN 9781910258286

The Grove: A nature odyssey in 19-1/2 front gardens

Dark, Ben

Mitchell Beazley, an imprint of Octopus Publishing Group LTD, 2022. 336 p.

ISBN 9781784727383

Youth Literature Grow

Reyes, Riz; Sara Boccaccini Meadows, illustrator.

Magic Cat Publishing, 2022. 61 p.

ISBN 9781419756658.

The herbarium handbook. 4th ed.

Davies, Nina, Clare Drinkell and Tim Utteridge

Kew Publishing, 2024. 256 p.

ISBN 9781842467695

In the herbarium: The hidden world of collecting and preserving plants

Flannery, Maura C.

Yale University Press, 2023. 325 p.

ISBN ‎9780300247916

Kimberley Bush Food: Edible plants of the Kimberley region of Western Australia

King, Madison and John Horsfall

UWA Publishing, 2023. 600 p.

ISBN ‎9781760802202

Knowing Manchuria: Environments, the senses, and natural knowledge on an Asian borderland

Rogaski, Ruth

University of Chicago Press, 2022. 464 p.

ISBN 9780226809656

The lives of fungi: A natural history of our planet’s decomposers

Bunyard, Britt A.

Princeton University Press, 2022. 288 p.

ISBN 9780691229843

Maria Sibylla Merian: Changing the nature of art and science

Van de Roemer, Bert, Florence Pieters, Hans Mulder, Kay Etheridge, and Marieke van Delft

Lannoo, 2022. 304 p.

ISBN 9789401485333

Marianne North’s travel writing: Every step a fresh picture

Payne, Michelle

Kew Publishing, 2023. 256 p.

ISBN 9781842467954

The milkweed lands: An epic story of one plant, its nature and ecology

Lee-Mäder, Eric and Beverly Duncan (illustrator)

Storey Publishing, 2023. 120 p.

ISBN 9781635864366

Youth Literature My indigo world : a true story of the color blue

Chang, Rosa

BRIT Press, 2023. 616 p.

ISBN 9781889878713

A pandemic gardening journal

Puchalski, Matt

Conover Lane, 2023. 92 p.

ISBN 9798987899403

Youth Literature Plant: Explore the extraordinary world of plants and flowers

Griffin, Annabel

Beetle Books, 2023. 64 p.

ISBN 9781915461186

Planting clues: How plants solve crimes

Gibson, David J.

Oxford University Press, 2022. 256 p.

ISBN 9780198868606

Plants of the Pineywoods of East Texas & West Louisiana Part 1: Herbaceous Eudicotyledon, herbaceous Magnoliids & Nymphaeiids

Van Kley, James E. (text) and Bruce Lyndon Cunningham (artwork)

(Forester-Artist), 2022. 454 p.

ISBN ‎ 9780934115186

Plants of the Qur’an: History & culture

Ghazanfar, Shahina and Sue Wickison

Kew Publishing, 2023. 208 p.

ISBN 9781842467176

Prairie up: An introduction to natural garden design

Vogt, Benjamin

University of Illinois Press, 2023. 208 p.

ISBN ‎ 9780252086779

Putting down roots: Foundations of botany at Carolina, with a concluding chapter on the history of the Department of Botany

Burk, William R.

BRIT Press, 2023. 616 p.

ISBN 9781889878713

Soil: The story of a Black mother’s garden

Dungy, Camille T.

Simon & Schuster, 2023. 336 p.

ISBN ‎ 9781982195304

What Gardeners Grow: 600 plants chosen by the world’s greatest plantspeople

Gandyra, Melanie (Illustrator)

Frances Lincoln, 2023. 336 p. (Bloom)

ISBN ‎9780711272903

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

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