“Growing Good Kids – Excellence in Children’s Literature” Book Awards Program
Publishers: How to Submit a Book for Consideration for the 2018 Growing Good Kids Book Award
Only picture books published in 2017 are eligible for consideration. Submissions will be accepted beginning Sept 1, 2017.
For each title you nominate, fill out one copy of the 2017-2018 nomination form and send the form and one copy of the nominated book to Randy L. Seagraves, the liaison to the Growing Good Kids Book Awards Committee. There is no limit to the number of books any one publisher can nominate for the award.
>>Nominations for books published in 2017 must be received by May 1, 2018.
Growing Good Kids Book Awards
Attn: Randy L. Seagraves
225 Horticulture Forestry Sciences
2134 Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas 77843-2134
979.845.3107 fax, 979.845.8906
If our office determines that the nominated title meets the requirements described below, you’ll be invited to forward one copy of the book to each member of the Good Kids Book Awards Committee – names and addresses of the committee members will be provided at that point.
Winning publishers will be notified on May 31. Authors/illustrators are invited to attend 2018 Growing Good Kids Book Awards unveiling at the 2018 National Children & Youth Garden Symposium (NCYGS) at Cornell University.
Requirements for consideration for the annual Growing Good Kids Book Award:
1. The power of the story to:
* engage children
* effectively promote an understanding of and appreciation for gardening and the environment
* convey a positive message effectively
2. The power of the illustration/design to:
* appeal to children
* represent the story effectively
* promote an understanding of and appreciation for gardening and the environment
Other criteria considered include originality, cultural diversity, “timelessness,” scientific accuracy of realistic portrayals, and the physical quality of the publication. Books considered must be published in the calendar year before the award year.
Books must be published in the calendar year before the award year.