Longlist for 2019 Middle Grades Science Book Award Announced
AAAS and Subaru are pleased to announce the longlist for the 2019 AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books in the Middle Grades Science Book category. The Prize celebrates outstanding science writing and illustration for children and young adults and is meant to encourage the writing and publishing of high-quality science books for all ages.
The longlist titles in the 2019 Middle Grades Science Book category are:
Champion: The Comeback Tale of the American Chestnut Tree, by Sally M. Walker. Henry Holt and Company, 2018.
Impact! Asteroids and the Science of Saving the World, by Elizabeth Rusch. Photographs by Karin Anderson. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017.
Itch! Everything You Didn't Want to Know About What Makes You Scratch, by Anita Sanchez. Illustrations by Gilbert Ford. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018.
My First Book of Quantum Physics, by Sheddad Kaid-Salah Ferrón. Illustrations by Eduard Altarriba. Button Books, 2018.
Rewilding: Giving Nature a Second Chance, by Jane Drake and Ann Love. Annick Press, 2017.
Trash Revolution: Breaking the Waste Cycle, by Erica Fyvie. Illustrations by Bill Slavin. Kids Can Press, 2018.
Finalists for the 2019 prize will be announced in October. The prize will be bestowed at the AAAS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., February 14-17, 2019.
The longlist for the children’s science picture book category was announced earlier in the week.