Learn about the Prize
Celebrating Outstanding Science Writing and Illustration
The AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books celebrates outstanding science writing and illustration for children and young adults. The prize is meant to encourage the writing and publishing of high-quality science books for all age groups. AAAS believes that, through good science books, this generation, and the next, will have a better understanding and appreciation of science.
The prize began in 2005 by looking back on decades of outstanding science books and honoring five authors and one illustrator for their significant and lasting contributions to children's and young adult science literature and illustration. Beginning in 2006, the AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize began honoring recently published, individual science books.
The prize emphasizes the importance of good science books and encourages children and young adults to turn to science books, not only for information, but for enjoyment too!
The AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books is sponsored by Subaru. Thank you to them for their generous support of the SB&F Prize.