Outstanding Science Books Galore
March 03, 2009
The National Science Teachers Association announced its annual all-stars in science trade books for children from kindergartners to teens. The 2009 list (of books published last year) follows after the break. I've mentioned the titles and included bookstore links, and the NSTA web site includes full details and commentary about each book. Special thanks go to The Miss Rumphius Effect blog for the heads up on the NSTA news.
Archaeology, Anthropology, and Paleontology
Bodies from the Ice: Melting Glaciers and the Recovery of the Past
A Life in the Wild: George Schaller's Struggle to Save the Last Great Beasts
Emperors of the Ice: A True Story of Disaster and Survival in the Antarctic, 1910-13
Earth and Space Science
Over the Rivers: An Aerial View of Geology
Environment and Ecology
Animals on the Edge: Science Races to Save Species Threatened with Extinction
Planting the Trees of Kenya: The Story of Wangari Maatthai
Wangari's Trees of Peace: A True Story from Africa
When the Wolves Returned: Restoring Nature's Balance in Yellowstone
All About Sleep from A to Zzzz
Dr. Frankenstein's Human Body Book
Food as Foe: Nutrition and Eating Disorders
Outbreak: Science Seeks Safeguards for Global Health
Genetics: From DNA to Designer Dogs
How Many Ways Can You Catch a Fly?
Looking for Miza: The True Story of the Mountain Gorilla Family Who Rescued One of Their Own
Monarch and MilkweedNic Bishop Frogs
Praying Mantises: Hungry Insect Heroes
Technology and Engineering
I usually keep a list of books I want to get my hands on, but now this is my list -- thanks, Susan (and Tricia)!
Posted by: Chris Barton | March 04, 2009 at 06:14 AM
Hey, Chris. This is one of my favorite lists of the year. Next year I hope to see the brothers Day-Glo on here!
Posted by: Susan | March 05, 2009 at 09:02 AM
Love this list. The only read so far is Wangari's Trees of Peace, which I loved and so did my daughter. She wants to plant trees now.
Posted by: caribookscoops | March 05, 2009 at 11:28 AM
Cari, I think we read one of those books on the Kenyan trees. Very cool indeed.
Posted by: Susan | March 10, 2009 at 02:36 PM