Children’s Science Book Collection 2016

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Sally Ride book cover

Sally Ride: A Photobiography of America’s Pioneering Woman in Space by Tam O’Shaughnessy

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.

2016 Book Titles

  • About Habitats: Polar Regions by Cathryn Sill & John Sill
  • Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine by Laurie Wallmark & April Chu
  • After the Ashes by Sara K. Joiner
  • Ancient Earth Journal: The Early Cretaceous by Juan Carlos Alonso & Gregory S. Paul
  • Animal Mouths by Mary Holland
  • Bilby by Edel Wignell
  • Birdology by Monica Russo
  • The Call of the Osprey by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent
  • Chocolate by Kay Frydenborg
  • Dirty Rats? by Darrin Lunde
  • Egg by Steve Jenkins & Robin Page
  • Emu by Claire Saxby
  • Eyewitness Explorer: Nature Ranger by DK Publishing
  • The Fantastic Ferris Wheel by Betsy Harvey Kraft
  • Fire Birds by Sneed B. Collard III
  • Flying Cars by Andrew Glass
  • Food Engineering by Michael Burgan
  • The Fruits We Eat by Gail Gibbons
  • The Great Monkey Rescue by Sandra Markle
  • High Tide for Horseshoe Crabs by Lisa Kahn Schnell
  • Home Address: ISS by James Buckley Jr.
  • How to Swallow a Pig by Steve Jenkins & Robin Page
  • Hurricane Watch by Melissa Stewart
  • Inside Biosphere 2 by Mary Kay Carson
  • The Inventor’s Secret by Suzanne Slade
  • Little Puffin’s First Flight by Jonathan London
  • Magnificent Minds by Pendred E. Noyce
  • Mrs. Carter’s Butterfly Garden by Steve Rich
  • Next Time You See a Spiderweb by Emily Morgan
  • Ocean by DK Publishing
  • The Octopus Scientists by Sy Montgomery
  • A Passion for Elephants by Toni Buzzeo
  • The Pier at the End of the World by Paul Erickson
  • Raindrops Roll by April Pulley Sayre
  • Remarkable Minds by Pendred E. Noyce
  • Sally Ride by Tam O’Shaughnessy
  • Sand Swimmers by Narelle Oliver
  • Small Wonders by Matthew Clark Smith
  • So, You Want to Work with the Ancient and Recent Dead? by J. M. Bedell
  • Space! by DK Publishing
  • Spidermania by Alexandra Siy
  • Spit & Sticks by Marilyn Grohoske Evans
  • Steve Jobs by Jessie Hartland
  • Terrible Typhoid Mary by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
  • The Walking Fish by Rachelle Burk & Kopel Burk
  • Welcome to Mars by Buzz Aldrin with Marianne J. Dyson
  • Welcome to New Zealand by Sandra Morris
  • When the Earth Shakes by Simon Winchester
  • Wild at Heart by Terri Farley
Components Cost
Over 40 science trade books $150 members;
$200 nonmembers
for a 2-month booking

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