To commemorate Picture Book Month, an international literacy effort celebrating printed picture books, our November, 2012 issue includes a feature by Terrence E. Young that highlights some of our favorites.
AAAS has been reviewing children’s science books since it started publishing its Science Books lists in the early 1960s. Beginning in 2005, we have been awarding the AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prizes for Excellence in Science Books. The prizes celebrate outstanding science writing and illustration for children and young adults and are meant to encourage the writing and publishing of high-quality science books for all age group.
AAAS believes that, through good science books, this generation, and the next, will have a better understanding and appreciation of science. In celebration and support of the 2012 November is Picture Book Month, SB&F is proud to reacquaint you with some of our favorite science picture books as we support this literacy initiative.