2011 Nautilus Book Award Gold Winners

The winners of the Nautilus Book Awards have been announced.  The Nautilus Awards describe themselves as: “Gold and Silver awards are given to print and audio books of exceptional merit that make a literary and heartfelt contribution to spiritual growth, conscious living, high-level wellness, green values, responsible leadership and positive social change, as well as to the worlds of art, creativity and inspiration.”

They give awards in a wide range of categories, several of which are for books for children and teens.  The following are the winners of the children’s Gold Nautilus Awards:

Children’s Picture Books (Preschool – Grade 2)

Benjamin & Bumper to the Rescue by Molly Coxe, photographs by Olivier Toppin


Children’s Illustrated (Grades 3-6)

The Birds Who Flew Beyond Time by Anne Baring, illustrated by Thetis Blacker


Children’s Nonfiction (Grades 1-6)

Molly the Owl by Eric Blehm, illustrated by Christopher Adams


Middle Grade & Teen Fiction


The Dreamer by Pam Munoz Ryan, illustrations by Peter Sis

Merlin’s Dragon: Ultimate Magic by T. A. Barron


Middle Grade & Teen Nonfiction

Going Blue: A Teen Guide to Saving Our Oceans, Lakes, Rivers and Wetlands by Cathryn Berger Kaye & Philippe Cousteau

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