‘Growing good kids’ books recognized

Contact: Randy Seagraves, 979-845-8565, seagraves@tamu.edu

COLLEGE STATION – The “Growing Good Kids – Excellence in Children’s Literature Award” has been conferred on two books by the American Horticultural Society and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s International Junior Master Gardener program.

The award recognizes children’s books that effectively promote an appreciation for gardening, plants and the environment, according to Randy Seagraves, Junior Master Gardener international curriculum director in College Station.

The two winning books are: “Before We Eat: from Farm to the Table” by Pat Brisson and Mary Azarian and “The Prairie that Nature Built” by Marybeth Lorbiecki and Cathy Morrison.

“Books are powerful tools for connecting to kids,” Seagraves said. “This year’s first winner will inspire gratitude in young readers by featuring all of the people that play a part in bringing food to their tables. The second winning title is dynamic and rich with illustrations that let children experience the beauty, harmony and balance of a prairie. Both are engaging read-alouds that will prompt discussion and discovery with your kids.”

For more information about the Growing Good Kids book award program and for images of the winning book covers, visit http://www.jmgkids.us/bookawards or contact Seagraves at 979-845-8565 or seagraves@tamu.edu.

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