Growing Good Kids Book Awards


National Awards for Children’s Literature About Gardens and Nature

Best Children’s Books on Gardening, Nature, and the Environment


Created by the American Horticultural Society and the Junior Master Gardener program, the “Growing Good Kids – Excellence in Children’s Literature” awards honor the best new children’s books about gardening and nature.

Each year, these awards recognize children’s books that are especially effective at promoting an understanding of, and appreciation for, gardening, nature, and the environment.

The selection committee includes AHS staff, Junior Master Gardener specialists and coordinators, teachers, youth leaders, and kids.

The 2021 winners were announced at the National Children & Youth Garden Symposium .

For the first year of the program, garden and ecology-themed books published before 2005 were considered for a one-time “Classics” category.

View the 2021 Growing Good Kids Book Award winners, those chosen in past years, and the Classics.