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

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Works (198)

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About Mollusks: A Guide For Children (About...) by Cathryn SillChildren's Science Picture Book, 2006
Mosquito Bite by Alexandra SiyChildren's Science Picture Book, 2006
A Mother's Journey by Sandra MarkleChildren's Science Picture Book, 2006
Genius: A Photobiography of Albert Einstein by Marfé Ferguson DelanoMiddle Grades Science Book, 2006
Gorilla Doctors: Saving Endangered Great Apes by Pamela S. TurnerMiddle Grades Science Book, 2006
Guinea Pig Scientists: Bold Self-Experimenters in Science and Medicine (Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12) by Leslie DendyMiddle Grades Science Book, 2006
Electric Universe: The Shocking True Story of Electricity by David BodanisYoung Adult Science Book, 2006
The Grail Bird: Hot on the Trail of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker by Tim GallagherYoung Adult Science Book, 2006
Insights From Insects: What Bad Bugs Can Teach Us by Gilbert WaldbauerYoung Adult Science Book, 2006
Backyard Science by Shar LevineHands-on Science Book, 2006
Cool Chemistry Concoctions: 50 Formulas that Fizz, Foam, Splatter & Ooze by Joe RhatiganHands-on Science Book, 2006
I Fall Down by Vicki CobbHands-on Science Book, 2006
Wild About Weather: 50 Wet, Windy & Wonderful Activities by Edward BrotakHands-on Science Book, 2006
Boy, Were We Wrong About Dinosaurs! by Kathleen V. KudlinskiChildren's Science Picture Book, 2007
Marvelous Mattie: How Margaret E. Knight Became an Inventor by Emily Arnold McCullyChildren's Science Picture Book, 2007
What Is Science? by Rebecca Kai DotlichChildren's Science Picture Book, 2007
Wings of Light : The Migration of the Yellow Butterfly by Stephen R. SwinburneChildren's Science Picture Book, 2007
A Dangerous Engine: Benjamin Franklin, from Scientist to Diplomat by Joan DashMiddle Grades Science Book, 2007
ER Vets: Life in an Animal Emergency Room by Donna M. JacksonMiddle Grades Science Book, 2007
Oh Rats! The Story of Rats and People by Albert MarrinMiddle Grades Science Book, 2007
Bone Detective: The Story of Forensic Anthropologist Diane France (Women's Adventures in Science) by Lorraine Jean HoppingYoung Adult Science Book, 2007
Cool Stuff and How It Works by Chris WoodfordYoung Adult Science Book, 2007
Lost Mountain by Erik ReeceYoung Adult Science Book, 2007
Forgery: Crime-Solving Science Experiments by Kenneth G. RainisHands-on Science Book, 2007
The Great Graph Contest by Loreen LeedyHands-on Science Book, 2007
Shanghai Girl Gets All Dressed Up by Norma DixonHands-on Science Book, 2007
Babies in the Bayou by Jim ArnoskyChildren's Science Picture Book, 2008
Gregor Mendel: The Friar Who Grew Peas by Cheryl BardoeChildren's Science Picture Book, 2008
Turtle Summer: A Journal for my Daughter by Mary Alice MonroeChildren's Science Picture Book, 2008
Vulture View by April Pulley SayreChildren's Science Picture Book, 2008
Being Caribou: Five Months on Foot with a Caribou Herd by Karsten HeuerMiddle Grades Science Book, 2008
Circulating Life: Blood Transfusion from Ancient Superstition to Modern Medicine (Discovery!) by Cherie WinnerMiddle Grades Science Book, 2008
Frog Heaven: Ecology of a Vernal Pool by Doug WechslerMiddle Grades Science Book, 2008
Tracking Trash: Flotsam, Jetsam, and the Science of Ocean Motion by Loree Griffin BurnsMiddle Grades Science Book, 2008
The Canon: A Whirligig Tour of the Beautiful Basics of Science by Natalie AngierYoung Adult Science Book, 2008
Is Pluto a Planet?: A Historical Journey through the Solar System by David A. WeintraubYoung Adult Science Book, 2008
An Ocean of Air: Why the Wind Blows and Other Mysteries of the Atmosphere by Gabrielle WalkerYoung Adult Science Book, 2008
Stellar Science Projects About Earth's Sky by Robert GardnerHands-on Science Book, 2008
Temperature (Measure Up!) by Navin SullivanHands-on Science Book, 2008
Eggs by Marilyn SingerChildren's Science Picture Book, 2009
Nic Bishop Spiders by Nic BishopChildren's Science Picture Book, 2009
Wings by Sneed B. CollardChildren's Science Picture Book, 2009
The Wolves Are Back by Jean Craighead GeorgeChildren's Science Picture Book, 2009
Cold Light: Creatures, Discoveries, and Inventions That Glow by Anita SitarskiMiddle Grades Science Book, 2009
George Washington Carver by Tonya BoldenMiddle Grades Science Book, 2009
Life on Earth -- and Beyond: An Astrobiologist's Quest by Pamela S. TurnerMiddle Grades Science Book, 2009
What's Eating You?: Parasites -- The Inside Story by Nicola DaviesMiddle Grades Science Book, 2009
Dinosaurs: The Most Complete, Up-to-Date Encyclopedia for Dinosaur Lovers of All Ages by Dr. Thomas R. Holtz Jr.Young Adult Science Book, 2009
The Scent of Desire: Discovering Our Enigmatic Sense of Smell by Rachel HerzYoung Adult Science Book, 2009
The Telephone Gambit: Chasing Alexander Graham Bell's Secret by Seth ShulmanYoung Adult Science Book, 2009
Animal Tracks & Signs by Jinny JohnsonHands-on Science Book, 2009
The Brook Book by Jim ArnoskyHands-on Science Book, 2009
Sound Projects with a Music Lab You Can Build by Robert GardnerHands-on Science Book, 2009
The Ultimate Guide to Your Microscope by Shar LevineHands-on Science Book, 2009
Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11 by Brian FlocaChildren's Science Picture Book, 2010
Redwoods by Jason ChinChildren's Science Picture Book, 2010
What Bluebirds Do by Pamela F. KirbyChildren's Science Picture Book, 2010
Bodies from the Ice: Melting Glaciers and the Recovery of the Past by James M. DeemMiddle Grades Science Book, 2010
Cars on Mars: Roving the Red Planet by Alexandra SiyMiddle Grades Science Book, 2010
Lucy long ago by Catherine ThimmeshMiddle Grades Science Book, 2010
Mission Control, This is Apollo: The Story of the First Voyages to the Moon by Andrew ChaikinMiddle Grades Science Book, 2010
Confessions of an Alien Hunter: A Scientist's Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence by Seth ShostakYoung Adult Science Book, 2010
The Survivors Club: The Secrets and Science that Could Save Your Life by Ben SherwoodYoung Adult Science Book, 2010
Why Sh*t Happens: The Science of a Really Bad Day by Peter J. BentleyYoung Adult Science Book, 2010
Bones: Skeletons and How They Work by Steve JenkinsChildren's Science Picture Book, 2011
Lizards by Nic BishopChildren's Science Picture Book, 2011
Why Do Elephants Need the Sun? by Robert E. WellsChildren's Science Picture Book, 2011
Kakapo Rescue: Saving the World's Strangest Parrot by Sy MontgomeryMiddle Grades Science Book, 2011
The Secret of the Yellow Death: A True Story of Medical Sleuthing by Suzanne JurmainMiddle Grades Science Book, 2011
The Story of Snow: The Science of Winter's Wonder by Mark CassinoMiddle Grades Science Book, 2011
The Case for Pluto: How a Little Planet Made a Big Difference by Alan BoyleYoung Adult Science Book, 2011
The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements by Sam KeanYoung Adult Science Book, 2011
Every Bone Tells a Story: Hominin Discoveries, Deductions, and Debates by Jill RubalcabaYoung Adult Science Book, 2011
Insect Detective by Steve VoakeHands-on Science Book, 2011
Nature Science Experiments: What's Hopping in a Dust Bunny? (Mad Science) by Sudipta Bardhan-QuallenHands-on Science Book, 2011
You Are the Earth: Know the Planet So You Can Make It Better by David SuzukiHands-on Science Book, 2011
After the Kill (Junior Library Guild Selection (Charlesbridge Hardcover)) by Darrin P. LundeChildren's Science Picture Book, 2012
A Butterfly Is Patient by Dianna Hutts AstonChildren's Science Picture Book, 2012
Seed, Soil, Sun by Cris PetersonChildren's Science Picture Book, 2012
Biomimicry: Inventions Inspired by Nature by Dora LeeMiddle Grades Science Books, 2012
Elephant Talk: The Surprising Science of Elephant Communication by Ann DownerMiddle Grades Science Books, 2012
World Without Fish by Mark KurlanskyMiddle Grades Science Books, 2012
Feynman by Jim OttavianiYoung Adult Science Book, 2012
Plastic: A Toxic Love Story by Susan FreinkelYoung Adult Science Book, 2012
Science Fair Season: Twelve Kids, a Robot Named Scorch . . . and What It Takes to Win by Judy DuttonYoung Adult Science Book, 2012
The Beetle Book by Steve JenkinsChildren's Science Picture Book, 2013
Just Ducks! by Nicola DaviesChildren's Science Picture Book, 2013
Life in the Ocean: The Story of Oceanographer Sylvia Earle by Claire A. NivolaChildren's Science Picture Book, 2013
A Place for Bats by Melissa StewartChildren's Science Picture Book, 2013
Rachel Carson and Her Book That Changed the World by Laurie LawlorChildren's Science Picture Book, 2013
The Book of Blood: From Legends and Leeches to Vampires and Veins by HP NewquistMiddle Grades Science Book, 2013
Invincible Microbe: Tuberculosis and the Never-Ending Search for a Cure by Jim MurphyMiddle Grades Science Book, 2013
Moonbird: A Year on the Wind with the Great Survivor B95 (Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Honor (Awards)) by Phillip HooseMiddle Grades Science Book, 2013
Death at SeaWorld: Shamu and the Dark Side of Killer Whales in Captivity by David KirbyYoung Adult Science Book, 2013
The Violinist's Thumb: And Other Lost Tales of Love, War, and Genius, as Written by Our Genetic Code by Sam KeanYoung Adult Science Book, 2013
Zoobiquity: What Animals Can Teach Us About Health and the Science of Healing by Barbara Natterson-HorowitzYoung Adult Science Book, 2013
Crazy Concoctions: A Mad Scientists Guide to Messy Mixtures by Jordan D. BrownHands-on Science Book, 2013
How to Raise Monarch Butterflies: A Step-by-Step Guide for Kids (How It Works) by Carol PasternakHands-on Science Book, 2013
Potatoes on Rooftops: Farming in the City by Hadley DyerHands-on Science Book, 2013
The World in Your Lunch Box: The Wacky History and Weird Science of Everyday Foods by Claire EamerHands-on Science Book, 2013
Money Madness by David A. AdlerChildren's Science Picture Book, 2014
Too Hot? Too Cold?: Keeping Body Temperature Just Right by Caroline ArnoldChildren's Science Picture Book, 2014
Eruption!: Volcanoes and the Science of Saving Lives by Elizabeth RuschMiddle Grades Science Book, 2014
Wild Horse Scientists by Kay FrydenborgMiddle Grades Science Book, 2014
Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal by Mary RoachYoung Adult Science Book, 2014
Letters to a Young Scientist by Edward O. WilsonYoung Adult Science Book, 2014
Mirror Earth: The Search for Our Planet's Twin by Michael D. LemonickYoung Adult Science Book, 2014
Beyond the Solar System: Exploring Galaxies, Black Holes, Alien Planets, and More; A History with 21 Activities (For Kids series) by Mary Kay CarsonChildren's Hands-on Science Book, 2014
Ellie's Log: Exploring the Forest Where the Great Tree Fell by Judith L. LiChildren's Hands-on Science Book, 2014
Buried Sunlight: How Fossil Fuels Have Changed the Earth by Molly BangChildren's Science Picture Book, 2015
Have You Heard the Nesting Bird? by Rita GrayChildren's Science Picture Book, 2015
Parrots Over Puerto Rico by Susan L. RothChildren's Science Picture Book, 2015
The Case of the Vanishing Honeybees: A Scientific Mystery by Sandra MarkleMiddle Grades Science Book, 2015
Eyes Wide Open: Going Behind the Environmental Headlines by Paul FleischmanMiddle Grades Science Book, 2015
Handle With Care: An Unusual Butterfly Journey (Nonfiction - Grades Prek-4) (Junior Library Guild Selection) by Loree Griffin BurnsMiddle Grades Science Book, 2015
Plastic, Ahoy!: Investigating the Great Pacific Garbage Patch (Nonfiction - Grades 4-8) by Patricia NewmanMiddle Grades Science Book, 2015
Shocked : adventures in bringing back the recently dead by David Casarett M.D.Young Adult Science Book, 2015
The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth KolbertYoung Adult Science Book, 2015
The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons: The History of the Human Brain as Revealed by True Stories of Trauma, Madness, and Recovery by Sam KeanYoung Adult Science Book, 2015
Junk Drawer Physics: 50 Awesome Experiments That Don't Cost a Thing by Bobby MercerHands-on Science Book, 2015
Plant a Pocket of Prairie by Phyllis RootHands-on Science Book, 2015
A Chicken Followed Me Home!: Questions and Answers about a Familiar Fowl by Robin PageChildren's Science Picture Book, 2016
Egg: Nature's Perfect Package by Robin PageChildren's Science Picture Book, 2016
High Tide for Horseshoe Crabs by Lisa Kahn SchnellChildren's Science Picture Book, 2016
Tree of Wonder: The Many Marvelous Lives of a Rainforest Tree by Kate MessnerChildren's Science Picture Book, 2016
When Whales Cross the Sea: The Gray Whale Migration (Extraordinary Migrations) by Sharon Katz CooperChildren's Science Picture Book, 2016
Migration Nation (National Wildlife Federation): Animals on the Go from Coast to Coast by Joanne O'SullivanMiddle Grades Science Book, 2016
The Octopus Scientists: Exploring the Mind of a Mollusk by Sy MontgomeryMiddle Grades Science Book, 2016
Remaking the John: The Invention and Reinvention of the Toilet by Francesca Davis DiPiazzaMiddle Grades Science Book, 2016
Trash Talk: Moving Toward a Zero-Waste World (Orca Footprints) by Michelle MulderMiddle Grades Science Book, 2016
Untamed: The Wild Life of Jane Goodall by Anita SilveyMiddle Grades Science Book, 2016
The Boy Who Played with Fusion: Extreme Science, Extreme Parenting, and How to Make a Star by Tom ClynesYoung Adult Science Book, 2016
The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness by Sy MontgomeryYoung Adult Science Book, 2016
The Triumph of Seeds: How Grains, Nuts, Kernels, Pulses, and Pips Conquered the Plant Kingdom and Shaped Human History by Thor HansonYoung Adult Science Book, 2016
Birdology: 30 Activities and Observations for Exploring the World of Birds (Young Naturalists) by Monica RussoHands-on Science Book, 2016
Experiment With What a Plant Needs to Grow (Lightning Bolt Books: Plants Experiments) by Nadia HigginsHands-on Science Book, 2016
Inventions: That Could Have Changed the World...But Didn't! by Joe RhatiganHands-on 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
Kirby's Journal: Backyard Butterfly Magic (Young Palmetto Books) by Charlotte CaldwellHands-on Science Book, 2016
Because of an Acorn by Lola M. SchaeferChildren’s Science Picture Book, 2017
A Beetle Is Shy by Dianna Hutts AstonChildren’s Science Picture Book, 2017
Grow! Raise! Catch!: How We Get Our Food by Shelley RotnerChildren’s Science Picture Book, 2017
Solving the Puzzle Under the Sea: Marie Tharp Maps the Ocean Floor by Robert BurleighChildren’s Science Picture Book, 2017
Faster, Higher, Smarter: Bright Ideas That Transformed Sports by Simon ShapiroMiddle Grades Science Book, 2017
Fish Tricks: The Wild and Wacky World of Fish by Haude LevesqueMiddle Grades Science Book, 2017
The Great Monkey Rescue: Saving the Golden Lion Tamarins by Sandra MarkleMiddle Grades Science Book, 2017
Hopping Ahead of Climate Change by Sneed B. CollardMiddle Grades Science Book, 2017
Amazing (mostly) edible science : a family guide to fun experiments in the kitchen by Andrew SchlossHands-on Science Book, 2017
Outdoor Science Lab for Kids: 52 Family-Friendly Experiments for the Yard, Garden, Playground, and Park (Lab Series) by Liz Lee HeineckeHands-on Science Book, 2017
Outside: A Guide to Discovering Nature by Maria Ana Peixe DiasHands-on Science Book, 2017
Recycled Science: Bring Out Your Science Genius with Soda Bottles, Potato Chip Bags, and More Unexpected Stuff by Tammy Laura Lynn EnzHands-on Science Book, 2017
Treecology: 30 Activities and Observations for Exploring the World of Trees and Forests (Young Naturalists) by Monica RussoHands-on Science Book, 2017
The Cell: A Visual Tour of the Building Block of Life by Jack ChallonerYoung Adult Science Book, 2017
Resurrection Science: Conservation, De-Extinction and the Precarious Future of Wild Things by M. R. O'ConnorYoung Adult Science Book, 2017
Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo RovelliYoung Adult Science Book, 2017
If You Were the Moon by Laura Purdie SalasChildren's Science Picture Book, 2018
My Awesome Summer by P. Mantis by Paul MeiselChildren's Science Picture Book, 2018
Robins!: How They Grow Up by Eileen ChristelowChildren's Science Picture Book, 2018
Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean's Most Fearless Scientist by Jess KeatingChildren's Science Picture Book, 2018
Eye of the Storm: NASA, Drones, and the Race to Crack the Hurricane Code (Scientists in the Field Series) by Amy CherrixMiddle Grades Science Book, 2018
Inside Your Insides: A Guide to the Microbes That Call You Home by Claire EamerMiddle Grades Science Book, 2018
To Burp or Not to Burp: A Guide to Your Body in Space (Dr. Dave — Astronaut) by Dave WilliamsMiddle Grades Science Book, 2018
Voyager's Greatest Hits: The Epic Trek to Interstellar Space by Alexandra SiyMiddle Grades Science Book, 2018
Droughts by Melissa StewartHands-On Science Book, 2018
Magnets Push, Magnets Pull by David A. AdlerHands-On Science Book, 2018
Try This Extreme: 50 Fun & Safe Experiments for the Mad Scientist in You by Karen Romano YoungHands-On Science Book, 2018
Caesar's Last Breath: Decoding the Secrets of the Air Around Us by Sam KeanYoung Adult Science Book, 2018
Darwin's Backyard: How Small Experiments Led to a Big Theory by James T. CostaYoung Adult Science Book, 2018
Quakeland: On the Road to America's Next Devastating Earthquake by Kathryn MilesYoung Adult Science Book, 2018
The Brilliant Deep: Rebuilding the World's Coral Reefs: The Story of Ken Nedimyer and the Coral Restoration Foundation by Kate MessnerChildren's Science Picture Book, 2019
A House in the Sky by Steve JenkinsChildren's Science Picture Book, 2019
Living Things and Nonliving Things: A Compare and Contrast Book by Kevin KurtzChildren's Science Picture Book, 2019
Many: The Diversity of Life on Earth by Nicola DaviesChildren's Science Picture Book, 2019
What Do They Do with All That Poo? by Jane KurtzChildren's Science Picture Book, 2019
Champion: The Comeback Tale of the American Chestnut Tree by Sally M. WalkerMiddle Grades Science Book, 2019
Itch!: Everything You Didn't Want to Know About What Makes You Scratch by Anita SanchezMiddle Grades Science Book, 2019
My First Book of Quantum Physics by Sheddad Kaid-Salah FerronMiddle Grades Science Book, 2019
Rewilding: Giving Nature a Second Chance by Jane DrakeMiddle Grades Science Book, 2019
Trash Revolution: Breaking the Waste Cycle by Erica FyvieMiddle Grades Science Book, 2019
Bug Lab for Kids: Family-Friendly Activities for Exploring the Amazing World of Beetles, Butterflies, Spiders, and Other Arthropods (Lab Series) by John W. GuytonHands-On Science Book, 2019
Dig In!: 12 Easy Gardening Projects Using Kitchen Scraps by Kari CornellHands-On Science Book, 2019
Dog Science Unleashed: Fun Activities to do with your Canine Companion by Jodi Wheeler-ToppenHands-On Science Book, 2019
Light Waves by David A. AdlerHands-On Science Book, 2019
Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto by Alan SternYoung Adult Science Book, 2019
Rocket Men: The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man's First Journey to the Moon by Robert KursonYoung Adult Science Book, 2019
Spying on Whales: The Past, Present, and Future of Earth's Most Awesome Creatures by Nick PyensonYoung Adult Science Book, 2019
Butterflies in Room 6: See How They Grow by Caroline ArnoldChildren's Picture Book, 2020
Follow That Bee!: A First Book of Bees in the City (Exploring Our Community) by Scot RitchieChildren's Picture Book, 2020
When Sue found Sue : Sue Hendrickson discovers her T. rex by Toni BuzzeoChildren's Picture Book, 2020
EYE SPY: Wild Ways Animals See the World by Guillaume DupratMiddle Grades Book, 2020
Kid Scientists: True Tales of Childhood from Science Superstars (Kid Legends) by David StablerMiddle Grades Book, 2020
Planetarium: Welcome to the Museum by Raman PrinjaMiddle Grades Book, 2020
George Washington Carver for Kids: His Life and Discoveries, with 21 Activities (For Kids series) by Peggy ThomasHands-On Science Book, 2020
Plantology : 30 activities and observations for exploring the world of plants by Michael Elsohn RossHands-On Science Book, 2020
Science in a jar : 30 experiments in biology, chemistry, weather, the environment, and more! by Julia GarsteckiHands-On Science Book, 2020
How to Walk on Water and Climb up Walls: Animal Movement and the Robots of the Future by David HuYoung Adult Science Book, 2020
The Ice at the End of the World: An Epic Journey into Greenland's Buried Past and Our Perilous Future by Jon GertnerYoung Adult Science Book, 2020
Superheavy: Making and Breaking the Periodic Table by Kit ChapmanYoung Adult Science Book, 2020

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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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