Science By The Book

Science By The Book

Each year, Great River Regional Library (GRRL) purchases the best science books for kids as identified by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The books are chosen through SB&F (Science Books & Film), an AAAS publication which evaluates nearly 1,000 books and films each year. You can find the SB&F winners on the Great River Regional Library catalog. These are books that bring science alive to their readers. Check the non-fiction shelves in the 500 range or talk with your librarian to see what other science books may interest you and your children.

2009 SB&F Prize Winners

Children’s Science Picture Book
Sisters & Brothers: Sibling relationships in the animal world by Steven Jenkins & Robin Page

Middle Grades Science Book
How We Know What We Know About Our Changing Climate: Scientists & kids explore global warming by Lynne Cherry & Gary Braasch

Young Adult Science Book
Welcome To Your Brain: Why you lose your car keys but never forget how to drive and other puzzles of everyday life by Sandra Aarnodt & Sam Wang.

Hands-On Science Book
True Green Kids: 100 things you can do to save the planet by Kim McKay & Jenny Bonnin

2010 SB&F Finalists

Children’s Science Picture Book
Living Sunlight: How plants bring the Earth to life by Molly Band & Penny Chisholm

Moonship: The flight of Apollo 11 by Brian Floca

Redwoods by Jason Chin

What Bluebirds Do by Pamela F. Kirby

Middle Grades Science Book
Bodies From the Ice: Melting Glaciers and the Recovery of the Past by James M. Deem

Cars On Mars: Roving the Red Planet by Alexandra Siy

The Frog Scientist by Pamela S. Turner

Lucy Long Ago: Uncovering the Mystery of Where We Came From by Catherine Thimmesh

Mission Contol, This Is Apollo: The story of the first voyages to the Moon by Andrew Chaikin

Young Adult Science Book
Confessions Of An Alien Hunter: A Scientist’s Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence by Seth Shostak, with a foreword by Frank Drake

Invisible Kingdom: From the tips of our fingers to the tops of our trash, inside the curious world of microbes by Idah Ben-Barak

The Survivors Club: The secrets and science that could save your life by Ben Sherwood

Why Sh*t Happens: The science of a really bad day by Peter J. Bentley