A children’s book on Macquarie Island by Australian Antarctic Arts Fellows, Coral Tulloch and Alison Lester, has won a national literary award.

The Children’s Book Council of Australia has awarded One Small Island the Eve Pownall Award for Information Books.

The book details the unique story of the World Heritage listed Macquarie Island, exploring its geological beginnings, discovery and the current pest eradication program.

Coral Tulloch travelled south as an Arts Fellow in the 1998–99 season and Alison Lester in 2004–05.

The authors teamed up four years ago to write and illustrate One Small Island, which was published last year.

This is the second literary award for the book after it won the Wilderness Society’s Environment Award for Children’s Literature earlier this year.