Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Best Children's Science Books, or the 2011 SB&F Prize Finalists

I learned recently from The Miss Rumphius Effect that the finalists for the 2011 AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books have been announced.  This prize "celebrates outstanding science writing and illustration for children and young adults."  The sponsoring American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) believes that good science books will help the next generation have a better understanding and appreciation of science.  Which one of these books do you think will win the prize for Children's Science Picture Book?

Written and Illustrated by Steven Jenkins

Written and Illustrated by Nic Bishop

Magic School Bus and the Climate Challenge
Written by Joanna Cole and Illustrated by Bruce Degen 


Why Do Elephants Need the Sun? 
Written and Illustrated by Robert E. Wells

If you're interested in science books for older kids, check out the SB&F website for the finalists in the categories Middle Grades, Young Adult, and Hands-On Science Books.  This book from the Hands-On category looks particularly interesting to me, since I used to love doing crazy science experiments!

The Book of Potentially Catastrophic Science
By Sean Connolly
-- Rebekah