Award of the Week- SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science


Award of the Week- SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science

The award program, now in its 12th year, seeks to encourage the writing and publishing of high-quality science books that engage readers across all age groups and leave readers with a richer understanding of all corners of science.


Children’s Science Picture Book:
1467752150 Tooth Tooth: Comparing Fangs, Tusks, and Chompers
By: Sara Levine

Fun facts and trivia about human and animal teeth.

Middle Grades Science Book:
9780544416192 Crow Smarts: Inside the Brain of the World’s Brightest Bird
By: Pamela S. Turner

In the newest addition to the ever-popular and authoritative nonfiction Scientists in the Field series, the team behind The Frog Scientist take you on a research trip to New Caledonia in the Pacific Ocean to follow crows in aviaries and in the wild while answering many thought-provoking questions like: “Can a crow outsmart a scientist?” Remarkably engaging narrative nonfiction coupled with beautiful photographs, this is a trip you won’t regret booking.

Young Adult Science Book:
1101874937 Lab Girl
By: Hope Jahren

Scientist Hope Jahren tells about how her father fostered her love of science and how she has built three laboratories to study plants.

Hands-on Science Book:
LiRickysAtlas2.indd Ricky’s Atlas: Mapping a Land on Fire
By: Judith L. Li.

Ricky Zamora brings his love of map-making and his boundless curiosity to the arid landscapes east of the Cascades Mountains. He arrives during a wild thunderstorm, and watches his family and their neighbors scramble to deal with a wildfire sparked by lightning. Joined by his friend Ellie, he sees how plants, animals, and people adjust to life with wildfires


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