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The Beetle Book by Steve Jenkins
Children's Science Book Collection 2013

Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12

Even in this age of videos and computers, books are still one of the best ways to pursue an interest in science. The Children's Science Book Collection: Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12 presents approximately 40 new science trade books each year for children in kindergarten through grade 12. The books are selected by a committee of educators and librarians appointed by the National Science Teachers Association in cooperation with The Children's Book Council, Inc. This popular exhibition has been traveled by ASTC for over 20 years.

Exhibit topics include biography, astronomy, paleontology, environmental science, health and medicine, physics, and technology. The books are evaluated for content, accuracy, readability, and pleasing format. Book subjects range from picture books for the very young to in-depth scientific discussions enhanced by photographs, diagrams, and glossaries. In past years, this book collection has served as the foundation of a number of science education events across the country.

2013 Book Titles

A Warmer World by Caroline Arnold
ABC ZooBorns! by Thomasine E. Lewis Tilden
Alex the Parrot by Stephanie Spinner
Animal Grossapedia by Melissa Stewart
Barnum’s Bones by Tracy Fernn
The Beetle Book by Steve Jenkins
Black Gold by Albert Marrin
Body Actions by Shelley Rotner & David A. White
Bomb: The Race To Build –And Steal—The World’s Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin
The Book of Blood: From Legends and Leeches to Vampires and Veins by HP Newquist
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba & Bryan Mealer
Citizen Scientists by Loree Griffin Burns
D is for Desert: A World Deserts Alphabet by Barbara Gowan
Desert Baths by Darcy Pattisoni
Dolphin Baby by Nicola Davies
Eight Days Gone by Linda McReynolds
Faces from the Past: Forgotten People of North America by James M. Deem
Frogs!: Strange and Wonderful by Laurence Pringle
Get the Scoop on Animal Poop!: From lions to tapeworms, 251 cool facts about scat, frass, dung and more! by Dawn Cusick
Giant Squid: Searching for a Sea Monster by Mary M. Cerullo & Clydek F.E. Roper
Gopher to the Rescue! A Volcano Recovery Story by Terry Catasus Jennings
Hiss-s-s-s! by Eric A. Kimmel
I Galileo by Gail Gibbons
Leopard and Silkie: One Boy’s Quest to Save the Seal Pups by Brenda Peterson
Life in the Ocean: The Story of Oceanographer Sylvia by Claire A. Nivola
Lives of the Musicians : Good Times, Bad Times (and What the Neighbors Thought) by Kathleen Krull & Kathryn Hewitt
The Mighty Mars Rovers: The Incredible Adventures of Spirit and Opportunity by Elizabeth Rusch
Most Fun Book Ever About Lizards by Sneed B. Collard III
Moonbird: A Year on the Wind with the Great Survivor B95 by Phillip Hoose
My First Day by Steve Jenkins & Robin Page
About Habitats: Oceans by Cathryn Sill
One White Dolphin by Gill Lewis
Open Wide! by Catherine Ham
Out of this World by Amy E. Sklansky
The Plant Hunters: True Stories of their Daring Adventures to the Far Corners of the Earth by Anita Silvey
The Polar Bear Scientists by Peter Lourie
Rachel Carson and Her Book That Changed the World by Laurie Lawlor
Saving Animals from Oil Spills by Stephen Person
Seahorses by Jennifer Keats Curtis
Scholastic Discover More: The Elements by Dan Green
Snakes by Nic Bishop
Super Nature Encyclopedia Derek Harvey
Temple Grandin: How the Girl Who Loved Cows Embraced Autism and Changed the World by Sy Montgomery
Track that Scat! by Lisa Morlock
Waiting for Ice by Sandra Markle
What Color is My World: The Lost History of African-American Inventors by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar & Raymond Obstfeld
The Wild Horse Scientists by Kay Frydenborg

Components Cost
Over 40 science trade books

$150 members;
$200 nonmembers
for a 2-month booking


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