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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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  • Using Cartoons to Explain Climate Change

    We thought that the 25th anniversary of Earth Day would be a good day to share this review. Klein, Grady, and Yoram Bauman. The Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change. (Illus.) Washington, DC: Island Press, 2014. This book provides a balanced analysis of climate change and fossil fuel use in cartoon form. What's not to like? The authors express deep concerns about what the future holds if we do not change our fossil fuel consumption behaviors, but they do an excellent job of presenting data and evidence about a highly polarized issue and allowing readers to draw their own conclusions. Humor eases the way for personal contemplation of serious issues. Some of the many complex concepts addressed...      Read more...
  • Earth Day, Book Prizes, and Science Festivals!

    Spring and SB&F are in full swing this April. Here's some of what we've been up to. Check out our Earth Day bibliography which lists some of our top environmental books for earth lovers of all ages. SB&F will be at the USA Science and Engineering Festival , along with a distinguished list of science authors . Look for us at the Book Expo if you are there, or if not, follow us on Twitter (SBFOnline) or Facebook for updates of the day's events. We will be attempting to assemble the world's longest children's science picture book, featuring artwork drawn by the kids at the Festival. We will be scanning and posting some of the pictures online on our Pinterest page. We...      Read more...