For some people, the holidays are their favorite time of the year. However, for book geeks, the end of the year signals the time for Best Of lists. However, for nonfiction fans, especially those who love science, the popular lists that you will find coming out are often filled with fabulous fiction but light on the nonfiction. A few years ago, I discovered a list filled with wonderful science nonfiction books for children. The list is created by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). This year NSTA created two lists - one for science themed nonfiction and the other features books that highlight STEM content and has a few nonfiction titles thrown into the mix.
I was excited to see that I featured a number of the titles on this list over the course of the year However, I was curious about several titles that I hadn't heard about or somehow missed. Here are three that I am curious about...
Best in Snow by April Pulley (Beach Lane Books)
Mantee Rescue by Nicola Davies; Illustrated by Annabel Wright (Candlewick Press)
The Story of Seeds by Nancy Castaldo (HMH Books for Young Readers)
And a new list - Best STEM Books 2017: This is another list filled with quite of few titles that I am quite familiar with, but there were a few that I am still looking for or were new to me.
Ada Lovelace, Poet of Science by Diana Stanley; Illustrated by Jess Hartland (Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books)
Green City by Allan Drummond (Macmillan's Kids Books)
Ticktock Banneker's Clock by Shana Keller; Illustrated by David C. Gardner (Sleeping Bear Press)
Additional Best of Lists that include both fiction and nonfiction:
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