2016 AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prizes Winners Announced
The winners of the 2016 AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prizes were announced on Friday 12th of February, 2016 at the AAAS Meeting. The award, in its 10th year celebrates outstanding science writing for children of different ages.
“For over 50 years, AAAS and SB&F have sought to provide expert guidance to teachers, librarians, and parents on the selection of books that engage young minds with science. Working with Subaru to donate books to schools has added another dimension to our work. It is very gratifying to go beyond recognizing the best books to actually getting them into the hands of kids where they belong,” said Maria Sosa.
The 2016 prizes recognize efforts in four categories: Children’s Science Picture Books, Middle Grades Science Books, Young Adult Science Books, and Hands-on Science Books.
And the winners are:
- Children’s Science Picture Books. A Chicken Followed Me Home! Questions and Answers About a Familiar Fowl by Robin Page.
- Middle Grades Science Books. The Octopus Scientists: Exploring the Mind of a Mollusk by Sy Montgomery.
- Young Adult Science Books. How to Clone a Mammoth: The Science of De-Extinction by Beth Shapiro.
- Hands-on Science Books. A Kid’s Guide to Keeping Chickens by Melissa Caughey.
Go to the AAAS website for more information.