AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prizes for Excellence in Science Books


EEach year, AAAS honors the best in science writing and illustration for children and young people by awarding the AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books.

  1. A Chicken Followed Me Home!: Questions and Answers About a Familiar Fowl by Robin Page

2016 Finalist, Children’s Picture Books


2. Beetle Busters: A Rogue Insect and the People Who Track It by Loree Griffin Burns / Ellen Harasimowicz

– Part of a Series: Scientists in the Field.
2016 Commended, Middle Grades


3. Buried Sunlight: How Fossil Fuels Have Changed the Earth by Molly Bang

– Part of a Series: Sunlight.
2015 Finalist, Children’s Picture Books


4. Citizen Scientists: Be a Part of Scientific Discovery from Your Own Backyard by Loree Griffin Burns / Ellen Harasimowicz

2013 Winner, Hands On Science Books


5. Egg: Nature’s Perfect Package by Steve Jenkins

2016 Finalist, Children’s Picture Books


6. Eruption!: Volcanoes and the Science of Saving Lives by Elizabeth Rusch / Tom Uhlman

– Part of a Series: Scientists in the Field.
2014 Finalist, Children’s Middle Grades Books


7. Eyes Wide Open: Going Behind the Environmental Headlines by Paul Fleischman

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2015 FInalist, Middle Grades


8. Fire Birds: Valuing Natural Wildfires and Burned Forests by Sneed B. Collard III

2016 Commended, Middle Grades


9. Handle with Care: An Unusual Butterfly Journey by Loree Griffin Burns / Ellen Harasimowicz

2015 FInalist, Middle Grades


10. How to Swallow a Pig: Step-by-Step Advice from the Animal Kingdom by Steve Jenkins

2016 Commended, Middle Grades


11. Look Up!: Bird-Watching in Your Own Backyard by Annette Leblanc Cate

2014 Winner, Children’s Hands-On Science Books


12. Mesmerized: How Ben Franklin Solved a Mystery that Baffled All of France by Mara Rockliff / Iacopo Bruno

2016 Commended, Middle Grades


13. Ocean Sunlight: How Tiny Plants Feed the Seas by Molly Bang

– Part of a Series: Sunlight.
2013 Winner, Children’s Picture Books


14. Parrots Over Puerto Rico by Susan L. Roth

2015 Finalist, Children’s Picture Books


15. Plastic, Ahoy!: Investigating the Great Pacific Garbage Patch by Patricia Newman / Annie Crawley

2015 FInalist, Middle Grades


16. Prices! Prices! Prices!: Why They Go Up and Down by David A. Adler / Edward Miller

2016 Commended, Children’s Picture Books


17. Seabird in the Forest: The Mystery of the Marbled Murrelet by Joan Dunning

2012 Winner, Children’s Picture Books


18. Smart and Spineless: Exploring Invertebrate Intelligence by Ann Downer

2016 Commended, Middle Grades


19. Team Moon: How 400,000 People Landed Apollo 11 on the Moon by Catherine Thimmesh

2007 Winner, Middle Grades Books


20. Temple Grandin: How the Girl Who Loved Cows Embraced Autism and Changed the World by Sy Montgomery

2013 Winner, Middle Grades Books


21. The Case of the Vanishing Golden Frogs: A Scientific Mystery by Sandra Markle

– Part of a Series: A Scientific Mystery.
2012 Winner, Middle Grades Books


22. The Case of the Vanishing Honeybees: A Scientific Mystery by Sandra Markle

– Part of a Series: A Scientific Mystery.
2015 FInalist, Middle Grades


23. The Frog Scientist by Pamela S. Turner / Andy Comins

– Part of a Series: Scientists in the Field.
2010 Winner, Middle Grades Books


24. The Hive Detectives: Chronicle of a Honey Bee Catastrophe by Loree Griffin Burns / Ellen Harasimowicz

– Part of a Series: Scientists in the Field.
2011 Winner, Middle Grades Books


25. The Octopus Scientists: Exploring the Mind of a Mollusk by Sy Montgomery / Keith Ellenbogen

– Part of a Series: Scientists in the Field.
2016 Finalist, Middle Grades


26. The Skull in the Rock: How a Scientist, a Boy, and Google Earth Opened a New Window on Human Origins by Lee Berger

2014 Winner, Children’s Middle Grades Books


27. Things That Float and Things That Don’t by David A. Adler / Anna Raff

2014 Finalist, Children’s Picture Books


28. Tiny Creatures: The World of Microbes by Nicola Davies / Emily Sutton

2015 Winner, Children’s Picture Books


29. Too Hot? Too Cold?: Keeping Body Temperature Just Right by Caroline Arnold / Annie Patterson

2014 Finalist, Children’s Picture Books


30. Tree of Wonder: The Many Marvelous Lives of a Rainforest Tree by Kate Messner

2016 Finalist, Children’s Picture Books


31. Untamed: The Wild Life of Jane Goodall by Anita Silvey

2016 Finalist, Middle Grades


32. Wild at Heart: Mustangs and the Young People Fighting to Save Them by Terri Farley / Melissa Farlow

2016 Commended, Hands On


33. Wild Horse Scientists by Kay Frydenborg

– Part of a Series: Scientists in the Field.
2014 Finalist, Children’s Middle Grades Books


34. Winter Bees & Other Poems of the Cold by Joyce Sidman / Rick Allen

2016 Commended, Children’s Picture Books


35. An Egg Is Quiet by Dianna Hutts Aston / Sylvia Long

– Part of a Series: Is.
2007 Winner, Children’s Picture Books


36. Have You Heard the Nesting Bird? by Rita Gray / Kenard Pak

2015 Finalist, Children’s Picture Books


37. Because of an Acorn by Lola M. Schaefer / Frann Preston-Gannon

2017 Finalist, Children’s Picture Book


38. Crow Smarts: Inside the Brain of the World’s Brightest Bird by Pamela S. Turner / Andy Comins

– Part of a Series: Scientists in the Field.
2017 Finalist, Middle Grades


39. Hopping Ahead of Climate Change: Snowshoe Hares, Science, and Survival by Sneed B. Collard III

2017 Finalist, Middle Grades


40. Lab Girl by Hope Jahren

2017 Finalist, Young Adult


41. Solving the Puzzle Under the Sea: Marie Tharp Maps the Ocean Floor by Robert Burleigh / Raúl Colón

2017 Finalist, Children’s Picture Book


42. The Great Monkey Rescue: Saving the Golden Lion Tamarins by Sandra Markle

2017 Finalist, Middle Grades


43. One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia by Miranda Paul / Elizabeth Zunon

2016 Commended, Children’s Picture Books



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AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prizes for Excellence in Science Books

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