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October 2010 - 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!


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  • PEN American Center announced today that acclaimed naturalist and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Dr. Edward O. Wilson and actor and conservationist Harrison Ford have joined with PEN to create the PEN/E.O. Wilson Award for Literary Science Writing. “It’s wonderful to live in a time of great scientific advances,” said PEN’s president, Anthony Appiah, “but we aren’t doing a great job in communicating the fascination and the challenge of science to a wider public. I’m delighted that E.O. Wilson—a great scientist and a great writer—and Harrison Ford, a committed conservationist with a deep respect for science, have made it possible for us to recognize...      Read more...
    Published 21 Oct 2010 2:17 PM by Heather Malcomson
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  • After reading more than 200 science books for children and young adults, the SB&F Prize judging committee has selected this year's SB&F Prize Finalists. Winners will be announced in January and honored at the AAAS Annual Meeting in Washinton, DC in February. Children’s Science Picture Book Bones . Steven Jenkins. (Illus.) Scholastic, 2010. Lizards . Nic Bishop. (Illus.) Scholastic, 2010. Magic School Bus and the Climate Challenge . Joanna Cole. (Illus. by Bruce Degen; from the Magic School Bus Series.) Scholastic, 2010. Why Do Elephants Need the Sun? Robert E. Well. (Illus.) Albert Whitman & Company, 2010. Middle Grades Science Book The Hive Detectives: Chronicle of a Honey...      Read more...
    Published 13 Oct 2010 10:12 AM by Heather Malcomson
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