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November 24, 2014

NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Books

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The NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Books list has just been announced! I am thrilled that my book, ABAYOMI, THE BRAZILIAN PUMA is included! Congrats, too, to Melissa Stewart (x 2), Nancy Castaldo, Loree Griffin Burns (x 2), Mary Kay Carson. Anyone else here on the list?CoOSTB award sealngratulations to writing buddy Darcy Pattison.  Her book, Abayomi, is on the latest National Science Teachers Association Outstanding Science Trade Books for K-12, 2015.  Yes, 2015.  The books are all published in 2014.

So cool for Darcy!  Knowing the amount of work that goes into each of her titles, this is a much deserved honor.

One of the things that science teachers are challenged to do is to help their students build “progressively more sophisticated explanations of natural phenomena…” while NGSSprovides a model for “gathering, describing, and using information about the natural and designed world(s).”*

One of the best ways for teacher to do this is to share books that meet these same goals.  If you write science nonfiction, these are some books that you should be reading, especially if you want your books to find their way into the classroom.

I’ve already read At Home in Her Tomb by Christine Liu-Perkins and The Griffin and the Dinosaur by Marc Aaronson is sitting in my “must read” pile.  Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m picking through the list to find out what I want to request next.

Check out the full list here.


*quotes from the NSTA web site.



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