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Outstanding Science Books Galore

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

Farmer George Plants a Nation

Earth and Space Science

Life on Earth---and Beyond

Moon Landing

Over the Rivers: An Aerial View of Geology

Environment and Ecology

Animal Tracks & Signs

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

The Wolves Are Back

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

Life Science

A Platypus' World

African Critters


Elephants of Africa

Fabulous Fishes

Face to Face with Cheetahs

Face to Face with Elephants

Face to Face with Lions

Finding Home

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




Winter Trees

Physical Science

Car Science

Technology and Engineering

Cool Stuff Exploded


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I usually keep a list of books I want to get my hands on, but now this is my list -- thanks, Susan (and Tricia)!

Hey, Chris. This is one of my favorite lists of the year. Next year I hope to see the brothers Day-Glo on here!

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.

Cari, I think we read one of those books on the Kenyan trees. Very cool indeed.

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