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Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students

The books that appear in these lists were selected as outstanding children's science trade books. They were chosen by a book review panel appointed by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and assembled in cooperation with the Children's Book Council (CBC). NSTA and CBC have joined forces on this bibliographic project since 1973, when the list was known as Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children and was primarily targeted at grades K through 8. Beginning in 2002, the list has been expanded to include high school as well.



Awards by Year

2018 ABC's from Space - Adam Voiland QB631.4 .V64 2017


2018 Botanicum - K.J. Willis QK49.W553 2017


2018 Cao Chong Weighs an Elephant - Songju Ma Daemicke E DAE


2018 Caroline's Comets - Emily Arnold McCully QB36.H5978.M33 2017


2018 Girl Code: Gaming, Going Viral, and Getting It Done - Andrea Gonzales QA76.6 .G643 2018


2018 The Girl who Thought in Pictures - Julia Finley Mosca SF33.G67 M67 2017


2018 Feathers and Hair : What Animals Wear - Jennifer Ward QL942 .W37 2017


2018 It's a Fungus Among Us - Carla Billups QK603.5 .B55 2017


2018 Helloflo: The Guide, Period - Naama Bloom QP84.4 .B56 2017


2018 Mosquitoes Don't Bite Me - Pendred Noyce FIC NOY


2018 The Secret Project - Jonah Winter QC773.3.U5 W55 2017


2018 Over and Under the Pond - Kate Messner QH541.5.P63 M47 2017


2018 The Street Beneath my Feet - Charlotte Guillain QE511.G85 2017


2018 Super Women: Six Scientists Who Changed the World - Laurie Lawlor Q141 .L4235 2017


2018 When the Sun goes Dark - Andrew Fraknoi QB541.5 .F73 2017


2018 Margaret and the Moon - Dean Robbins QA76.H36 R63 2017


2017 Bubonic Panic - Gail Jarrow A644.P7 J37 2016


2017 Charles Darwin's Around the World Adventure - Jennifer Thermes QH31.D2 T424 2016


2017 The Great White Shark Scientist - Sy Montgomery QH91.3 .S575 2016


2017 Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know - Alexandra Horowitz SF433 .H73 2016


2017 If you are a kaka you eat doo doo - Sara Martel QL768 .M3735 2016


2017 Whoosh! : Lonnie Johnson's Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions - Chris Barton T40.J585 B37 2016


2017 Story of Seeds: From Medel's Garden to your Plate, and how there's more of less to eat Around the World - Nancy Fusco Castaldo SB117.2 .C37 2016

2017 Radioactive! : How Irene Curie and Lise Meitner Revolutionized Science and Changed the World - Winifred Conkling QC774.J65 C66 2017


2016 The Fantastic Ferris Wheel - Betsy Harvey Kraft TA140.F455 K73 2015