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John Burroughs Riverby Award 2017

During his life, John Burroughs' nature essays for children were published in special school editions and caused nature study to blossom in classrooms all over America. The Riverby Award competition for excellent natural history books for young readers, recognizing outstanding natural history books for children that contain perceptive and artistic accounts of direct experiences in the world of nature, was established in 1988 to recognize Burroughs' efforts to awaken interest in young naturalists. Each year, the results of the competition are formally recognized at the John Burroughs Association's award ceremony, held at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. The Association hopes that the list will encourage writers, artists, and publishers to produce books that invite young readers to explore the natural world for themselves.

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      The Search for Olinguito: Discovering a New Species

      by Sandra Markle

      Apr 2017

      Science Nonfiction Elementary Plus

      In 2013, scientists discovered the olinguito, a relative of raccoons, living in treetops in forests of Central and South America—the first new mammal species to be discovered in 35 years. Maps. Author's note. Suggestions to "Be a Science Detective!" Source notes. Glossary. Suggestions for further reading. Index. Black-and-white and full-color photographs.
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