Middle Grades Science Book Winners
This award is given to the book that in any given year best meets the following criteria:
The book is appropriate for children in grades 5-8.
The book contains no serious errors or deficiencies in explanations of science content or processes.
The book has a clear purpose, is well-organized, and the scientific concepts are accurately presented.
In accordance with Project 2061’s Nature of Science benchmark, the book should engage early adolescents in science and encourage them to reflect on the science they are engaged in.
The science portrayed in the book is open to inquiry and should encourage the reader to ask questions.
When fitting, the book shows that men and women of different ages and backgrounds are involved in science.