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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.

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Awards by Year

2020 All In a Drop: How Antony Van Leeuwenhoek Discovered an Invisible World - Lori Alexander

 

2020 Amazing Evolution: The Journey of Life - Anna Claybourne 

 

2020 Anna and Samia: The True Story of Saving a Black Rhino by Paul Meisel

 

2020 Beyond Words: What Elephants and Whales Think and Feel (A Young Reader's Adaption) - Carl Safina

 

2020 A Book About Whales - Andrea Antinori 

 

2020 The Butterfly House - Katy Flint

 

2020 A Computer Called Katherine - Suzanne Slade

 

2020 Counting the Stars, the Story of Katherine Johnson, NASA Mathematician - Lesa Cline-Ransome

 

2020 Darwin: An Exceptional Voyage - Fabien Grolleau 

 

2020 Dreaming in Code, Ada Byron Lovelace, Computer Pioneer - Emily Arnold McCully 

 

2020 Electric War: Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse, and the Race to Light the World - Mike Winchell

 

2020 Evelyn, the Adventurous Entomologist: The True Story of a World-Traveling Bug Hunter - Christine Evans

 

2020 Exemplary Evidence: Scientists and their Data - Jessica Fried-Gaither

 

2020 Fanatical About Frogs - Owen Davey

 

2020 The Frog Book - Steve Jenkins and Robin Page

 

2020 Hawking - Jim Ottaviani

 

2020 Hedy Lamarr's Double Life: Hollywood Legend and Brilliant Inventor - Laurie Wallmark

 

2020 Homes In the Wild: Where Baby Animals and Their Parents Live - Lita Judge

 

2020 Hummingbird - Nicola Davies

 

2020 Instruction Not Included: How a Team of Women Coded the Future - Tami Lewis Brown and Debbie Loren Dunn

 

2020 Into the Deep: An Exploration of Our Oceans - Wolfgang Dreyer

 

2020 Look Up with Me, Neil deGrasse Tyson: A Life Among the Stars - Jennifer Berne

 

2020 Mario and the Hole in the Sky: How a Chemist Saved Our Planet - Elizabeth Rusch

 

2020 Migration: Incredible Animal Journeys - Mike Unwin

 

2020 Moth: An Evolution Story - Isabel Thomas

 

2020 Nine Months - Miranda Paul 

 

2020 Nose Knows: Wild Ways Animals Smell the World - Emmanuelle Figueras 

 

2020 Not a Butterfly Alphabet Books - Jerry Pallotta

 

2020 Now You Know What You Eat - Valorie Fisher

 

2020 One Iguana, Two Iguanas: A Story of Accident, Natural Selection, and Evolution - Sneed B. Collard

 

2020 Overview, Young Explorer's Edition: A New Way of Seeing Earth - Benjamin Grant with Sandra Markle

 

2020 Paper World Planet - Bomboland

 

2020 The Poison Eaters: Fighting Danger and Fraud in Our Food and Drugs - Gail Jarrow

 

2020 Pollen: Darwin's 130-Year Prediction - Darcy Pattison

 

2020 Secret Engineer: How Emily Roebling Built the Brooklyn Bridge - Rachel Dougherty

 

2020 Titanosaur: Discovering the World's Largest Dinosaur - Dr. José Luis Carballido and Dr. Diego Pol 

 

2020 Undaunted: The Wild Life of Biruté Mary Galdikas and Her Fearless Quest to Save Orangutans - Anita Silvey

 

2020 Unseen Worlds - Helene Rajcak and Damien Laverdunt

 

2020 What Miss Mitchell Saw - Hayley Barrett

 

2020 Wilderness: Earth's Amazing Habitats - Mia Cassany

 

2020 Woolly Monkey Mysteries: The Quest to Save a Rain Forest Species - Sandra Markle

 

2020 The Wonders of Nature - Ben Haore

 

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