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October 2009 - Editor's Blog

Welcome to the SB&F Editor's Blog. I am Maria Sosa, Editor-in-Chief of SB&F. Through this blog I hope to interact with the SB&F community and post news and information related to science books, videos, authors, opportunities and other topics of interest to our readers. I hope you find the blog useful and entertaining. Please, join the conversation by posting a comment on our Facebook page. I'd love to hear from you!

  • Flu season is upon us and with the addition of the H1N1 flu strain this year everyone is on high alert. There is certainly no shortage of advice and information out there on staying healthy. From bloggers, to newscasters, to neighbors, everyone has an opinion. SB&F would like to help arm our readers with solid, reliable information, not only on communicable diseases, like the flu, but also on the origins of Germ Theory (the theory proposing that microorganisms are the cause of many diseases; now the cornerstone of modern medicine) and the history of vaccination. Empower yourself, your patrons, and your students with information to help everyone form educated opinions. Below you will find...      Read more...
    Published 22 Oct 2009 1:10 PM by Heather Malcomson
  • After pouring over hundreds of science books for children and young adults the judging panel have chosen 13 books as the 2010 SB&F Prize finalists. This is always an exciting time for me. Throughout the year as books come through my office I often wonder “will this book be a finalist this year?” I always have my favorites. Many times they are on the list and many times our judging committee surprises me with a book I didn’t notice the first time around. It’s always fun to revisit those books and discover what about the book made it so special to the judges. I have never been disappointed. Drum roll, please! The 2010 SB&F Prize finalists are….. Children’s...      Read more...
    Published 14 Oct 2009 2:13 PM by Heather Malcomson