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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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  • 10 Wonderful Children’s Science Picture Books for Your Holiday Shopping List

    This is the first of a series of blog posts in which I will share my recommendations for holiday gifts for readers of all ages, beginning with children's science picture books. This year's SB&F Prize finalists are on the list, as are some of my personal favorites from among the books we reviewed this year. I limited my selection in each category to 10 picks. To see more choices, please visit our Amazon astore. 1. Just Ducks! by Nicola Davies; illustrated by Salvatore Rubbino. (A young girl shares her observations about the mallards near her house in an engaging, informative full color story sure to make a splash with duck lovers.) 2. The Beetle Book , written and illustrated by Steve...      Read more...
  • 10 Books to Put You in the Mood for Halloween!

    As a culture we like to pretend that Halloween is just for children, but we all know that isn't true; adults also like to dress up as vampires, witches, goblins, ghosts, and monsters. We also like to carve pumpkins, as you can see from the picture on the left, a winning entry in a recent AAAS staff pumpkin carving contest! What is it about Halloween that captures our imagination? The books below don't really answer that question, but we thought they would make appropriate recommendations for this time of year. America's Neighborhood Bats: Understanding and Learning to Live in Harmony with Them , by Merlin Tuttle. Bats are ubiquitous symbols of Halloween, but are they really scary...      Read more...
    Published 16 Oct 2012 12:22 PM by Maria Sosa