Mallory, a popular children's fiction heroine, has decided to make her home and school more environmentally friendly. She wants to get her friends to join her, but can she persuade them?
Read all about it in Mallory Goes Green!, written by Laurie Friedman and illustrated by Jennifer Kalis.
The book, published by Darby Creek/Lerner Publishing Group, was just named one of the 2011 Green Earth Award Book Winners by the Newton Marasco Foundation. It touts its awards as the nation's first awards for environmental stewardship books. The awards began in 2005.
Other winners and notables take on composting, shopping, climate change and more.
Picture book: The Earth Book by Todd Parr (Little Brown Books for Young Readers).
Non-fiction: Not Your Typical Book About the Environment, written by Elin Kelsey and illustrated by Clayton Hanmer (Owlkids Books).
Young-adult fiction: Boys, Bears and a Serious Pair of Hiking Boots by Abby McDonald (Candlewick Press).
Eight other books received honor awards:
■ Ancient, Strange and Lovely by Susan Fletcher (Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing).
■ A Place for Frogs, written by Melissa Stewart and illustrated by Higgins Bond (Peachtree Publishers).
■ Garbage Helps Our Garden Grow: A Compost Story, written by Linda Glaser with photographs by Shelley Rotner (Millbrook Press).
■ Get Real: What Kind of World Are You Buying? by Mara Rockliff (Running Press Kids).
■ Let's Save the Animals, written and illustrated by Frances Barry (Candlewick Press).
■ Seeds Of Change: Planting a Path to Peace, written by Jen Cullerton Johnson and illustrated by Sonia Lynn Sadler (Lee and Low Books).
■ Ship Breaker, written by Paolo Bacigalupi (Little Brown Books for Young Readers).
■ The Magic School Bus and the Climate Challenge, written by Joanna Cole and illustrated by Bruce Degen (Scholastic Press).