Below are the finalists for the 2012 SB&F Prize. You can buy all of these titles via the SB&F Amazon Online Store. When you buy through this link, SB&F receives a referral fee which helps support our mission.
Children's Science Picture Book
After the Kill. Darrin Lunde, with illustrations by Catherine Stock. Charlesbridge, 2011.
A Butterfly is Patient. Dianna Hutts Aston, with illustrations by Sylvia Long. Chronicle Books, 2011.
Seabird in the Forest. Joan Dunning, with illustrations by the author. Boyds Mills Press, 2011.
Seed, Soil, Sun. Chris Peterson, with illustrations by the author. Boyds Mills Press, 2011.
Middle Grades Science Book
Biomimicry: Inventions Inspired by Nature. Dora Lee, with illustrations by Margot Thompson. Kids Can Press, 2011.
The Case of the Vanishing Golden Frog: A Scientific Mystery. Sandra Markle. Millbrook Press, 2011.
Elephant Talk: The Surprising Science of Elephant Communication. Ann Downer. Twenty-First Century Books, 2011.
World Without Fish. Mark Kurlansky, with illustrations by Frank Stockton. Workman, 2011.
Young Adult Science Book
Feathers. Thor Hanson. Basic Books, 2011.
Feynman. Jim Ottaviani, with illustrations by Leland Myrick. First Second, 2011.
Plastic: A Toxic Love Story. Susan Freinkel. Houghton Mifflin, 2011.
Science Fair Season. Judy Dutton. Hyperion Books, 2011.