June 21, 2018 – New York – The Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries, Inc. (CBHL) presented its nineteenth Annual Literature Awards on June 21, 2018. This presentation was made in Brooklyn during CBHL’s 50th Annual Meeting hosted by the New York Botanical Garden and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. The CBHL Annual Literature Awards, created to recognize significant contributions to the literature of botany and horticulture, this year honored four remarkable works.
The newly created Award of Excellence in Children and Young Adult Literature was presented to Are We Pears Yet? by Miranda Paul with illustrations by Carin Berger and published by Roaring Brook Press. In this picture book, two pear seeds are followed on their journey to become pears. Using a theatrical performance as the setting, the two seeds narrate information about pears and their growth cycle. Rife with humor and information, the author and artist encourage the reader to look at plants in a whole new way!
Autographed (by the author) copies of Are We Pears Yet? are available by calling The Reader’s Loft Bookstore at 920-406-0200.
Click here to read the official press release from the Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries.