If you are stopping by this blog or SB&F Online for the first time looking for recommendations of great science books a good place to start are the SB&F Prize pages. Each year the AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books honors outstanding science books for children and young adults. The goal of the prizes is to encourage the reading, writing, and publishing of engaging, accurate science books for all ages. A selection committee made up of librarians and scientists combs through hundreds of science books each year and chooses the top books (based on these criteria) as SB&F Prize finalists. From this list of finalists one winner is chosen in each of these four categories: Children’s Science Picture Book, Middle Grades Science Book, Young Adult Science Book, and Hands-On Science Book. Since its inception in 2005, the SB&F Prizes have honored 16 outstanding science books, including this year’s winners.
The SB&F Prize pages, available to subscribers as well as nonsubscribers, include a list of the current and past winners of the prizes. Special features are available for each book, such as online lessons from Science Netlinks and author interviews. Also, check out the SB&F Prize feature articles in Science magazine highlighting the 2007, 2008, and 2009 finalists. Between the list of winners and finalists for the SB&F Prizes, over 65 recommendations of outstanding science books are just a click away!
And, coming soon, the 2010 finalists will be announced. Nominations are now closed for the 2010 SB&F Prizes. The judges are reading through all of the nominated books and making their final decisions. The finalists will be announced on or about October 9, 2009. The winners will be announced in early January. Winners will be honored on February 19th, 2010 at the AAAS Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA.
18 Sep 2009 12:25 PM