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Book awards: AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books

Book awards by cover

Works (46)

Stars Beneath Your Bed: The Surprising Story of Dust by April Pulley SayreChildren's Science Picture Book, 2006
The Prairie Builders: Reconstructing America's Lost Grasslands by Sneed B. Collard IIIMiddle Grades Science Book, 2006
Invisible Allies: Microbes that Shape Our Lives by Jeanette FarrellYoung Adult Science Book, 2006
Amateur Naturalist by Nick BakerHands-on Science Book, 2006
An Egg is Quiet by Dianna Hutts AstonChildren's Science Picture Book, 2007
Team Moon: How 400,000 People Landed Apollo 11 on the Moon by Catherine ThimmeshMiddle Grades Science Book, 2007
Tigerland and Other Unintended Destinations by Eric DinersteinYoung Adult Science Book, 2007
Thomas Edison for Kids: His Life and Ideas, 21 Activities by Laurie CarlsonHands-on Science Book, 2007
Where in the Wild?: Camouflaged Creatures Concealed... and Revealed by David M. SchwartzChildren's Science Picture Book, 2008
Dinosaur eggs discovered! : unscrambling the clues by Lowell DingusMiddle Grades Science Book, 2008
The Wild Trees: A Story of Passion and Daring by Richard PrestonYoung Adult Science Book, 2008
Exploratopia: More than 400 kid-friendly experiments and explorations for curious minds by Pat MurphyHands-on Science Book, 2008
Sisters and Brothers: Sibling Relationships in the Animal World by Robin PageChildren's Science Picture Book, 2009
How We Know What We Know About Our Changing Climate: Scientists and Kids Explore Global Warming by Lynne CherryMiddle Grades Science Book, 2009
Welcome to Your Brain: Why You Lose Your Car Keys but Never Forget How to Drive and Other Puzzles of Everyday Life by Sandra AamodtYoung Adult Science Book, 2009
True Green Kids: 100 Things You Can Do to Save the Planet by Kim MckayHands-on Science Book, 2009
Living Sunlight: How Plants Bring The Earth To Life by Molly BangChildren's Science Picture Book, 2010
The Frog Scientist by Pamela S. TurnerMiddle Grades Science Book, 2010
The Invisible Kingdom: From the Tips of Our Fingers to the Tops of Our Trash, Inside the Curious World of Microbes by Idan Ben-BarakYoung Adult Science Book, 2010
The Magic School Bus And The Climate Challenge by Joanna ColeChildren's Science Picture Book, 2011
The Hive Detectives: Chronicle of a Honey Bee Catastrophe by Loree Griffin BurnsMiddle Grades Science Book, 2011
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca SklootYoung Adult Science Book, 2011
The Book of Potentially Catastrophic Science: 50 Experiments for Daring Young Scientists by Sean ConnollyHands-on Science Book, 2011
Seabird in the Forest by Joan DunningChildren's Science Picture Book, 2012
The Case of the Vanishing Golden Frogs: A Scientific Mystery by Sandra MarkleMiddle Grades Science Books, 2012
Feathers: The Evolution of a Natural Miracle by Thor HansonYoung Adult Science Book, 2012
Ocean Sunlight: How Tiny Plants Feed the Seas by Molly BangChildren's Science Picture Book, 2013
Temple Grandin: How the Girl Who Loved Cows Embraced Autism and Changed the World by Sy MontgomeryMiddle Grades Science Book, 2013
The Odyssey of KP2: An Orphan Seal, a Marine Biologist, and the Fight to Save a Species by Terrie M. WilliamsYoung Adult Science Book, 2013
Citizen Scientists: Be a Part of Scientific Discovery from Your Own Backyard by Loree Griffin BurnsHands-on Science Book, 2013
It's Our Garden: From Seeds to Harvest in a School Garden by George AnconaChildren's Science Picture Book, 2014
The Skull in the Rock by Marc AronsonMiddle Grades Science Book, 2014
Frankenstein's Cat: Cuddling Up to Biotech's Brave New Beasts by Emily AnthesYoung Adult Science Book, 2014
Look Up!: Bird-Watching in Your Own Backyard by Annette Leblanc CateChildren's Hands-on Science Book, 2014
Tiny Creatures: The World of Microbes by Nicola DaviesChildren's Science Picture Book, 2015
Mission: Mars by Pascal LeeMiddle Grades Science Book, 2015
Extreme Medicine: How Exploration Transformed Medicine in the Twentieth Century by Kevin FongYoung Adult Science Book, 2015
The Kid's Guide to Exploring Nature (BBG Guides for a Greener Planet) by Brooklyn Botanic Garden EducatorsHands-on Science Book, 2015
A Chicken Followed Me Home!: Questions and Answers about a Familiar Fowl by Robin PageChildren's Science Picture Book, 2016
The Octopus Scientists by Sy MontgomeryMiddle Grades Science Book, 2016
How to Clone a Mammoth: The Science of De-Extinction by Beth ShapiroYoung Adult Science Book, 2016
A Kid's Guide to Keeping Chickens: Best Breeds, Creating a Home, Care and Handling, Outdoor Fun, Crafts and Treats by Melissa CaugheyHands-on Science Book, 2016
Tooth by Tooth: Comparing Fangs, Tusks, and Chompers (Millbrook Picture Books) by Sara LevineChildren's Science Picture Book, 2016
Crow Smarts: Inside the Brain of the World's Brightest Bird by Pamela S. TurnerMiddle Grades Science Book, 2017
Lab Girl by Hope JahrenYoung Adult Science Book, 2017
Ricky's atlas : mapping a land on fire by Judith L. LiHands-on Science Book, 2017

Award description

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The AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books celebrates outstanding science writing and illustration for children and young adults. The prizes, established in 2005, are meant to encourage the writing and publishing of high-quality science book for all age groups. Solely supported by Subaru since their inception, the prizes recognize recently published works that are scientifically sound and foster an understanding and appreciation of science in young readers.


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