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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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  • What's Happening at AAAS?

    Once a month, Bob Hirshon, senior project director for media programs at AAAS, appears as the science expert on the kids’ radio program. Mindy Thomas hosts the segment, which is a part of the “Kid’s Place Live” channel on SiriusXM Satellite Radio. Hirshon and Mindy talk about the latest scientific developments and answer kids’ science questions. Read more about it and watch a video of Bob live on air answering questions! The AAAS News site Eureka Alert has launched a new feature as part of its Science For Kids program. The site is now offering videos targeted at children between nine and 14 years old. The researchers receive a set of questions in advance from Jennifer...      Read more...
    Published 8 Jul 2011 2:16 PM by Heather Malcomson
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  • There's an app for that....according to Seymour Simon!

    Best-Selling Children's Author Seymour Simon Builds Mobile App "Science Fun to Go" on YAPPER Free App Targeted to Parents, Teachers & Librarians for iPhone, iPad & Android Users SachManya, creators of award-winning YAPPER (Your APP makER) , an online, easy-to-use self-service mobile application maker, and award-winning children's science writer Seymour Simon debut their first mobile app built on YAPPER, called "Science Fun To Go." This free app will be available on iPhone, iPad and Android and will serve as a one-stop resource for the work of award-winning author Seymour Simon, featuring a direct feed of his Blog, content...      Read more...
    Published 9 Dec 2010 9:36 AM by Heather Malcomson
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  • SB&F Prize Kids' Choice Award

    In case you missed it, the 2011 SB&F Prize finalists have been announced. Right now our judges are reading over this year's finalists to choose a winner in each category. Winners will be announced in January and honored at the AAAS Annual Meeting in Washington, DC in February. This year, with extra support from Subaru, we are working with DC area school children to choose a Kids' Choice Award winner in two of the categories (Children's Science Picture Book and Middle Grades Science Book). Over 500 children from area schools are reading the books, discussing them in class, and voting for their favorite. The Kids' Choice winner in each category will be announced at the AAAS...      Read more...
    Published 2 Nov 2010 10:07 AM by Heather Malcomson
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  • New literary award for science writing

    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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