SAN FRANCISCO -- Four authors and an illustrator of children's science books won the 2007 AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books for recently published works that promote scientific literacy, are scientifically sound, and foster an understanding and appreciation of science in readers of all ages.
The prizes are being awarded for individual books in four categories: Children's Science Picture Books, Middle Grades Nonfiction Science Books, Young Adult Science Book and Hands-on Science/Activity Book. The winners were selected by a judging panel, and will receive a cash prize of $1,500 and a plaque.
"These prizes recognize the importance of science books for children and young people that engage these readers by being clever and entertaining, while teaching them about science in the process," said Alan I. Leshner, chief executive officer at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and executive publisher of its journal, Science.
The AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books celebrates outstanding science writing and illustration for children and young adults. AAAS and Subaru co-sponsor these prizes to promote science literacy by drawing attention to the importance of good science writing and illustration.
"Subaru would like to congratulate the award winners for their outstanding contribution to science writing and illustration," said Tim Mahoney, Subaru of America Inc. "This type of contribution is one that is recognized today, but can be appreciated for generations to come."
The 2007 recipients are:
Children's Science Picture Book
An Egg Is Quiet
Author: Dianna Aston
Illustrator: Sylvia Long
Chronicle Books, 2006
Striking and accurate drawings of all types of eggsfrom the very tiny blue crab egg to the hefty ostrich eggbring this book to life. The beautiful illustrations and simple