NSTA and CBC Unveil 2016 List of Top Science Trade Books for K-12 Students

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Science Teachers Association
and the Children’s
Book Council
have released their annual list of “Outstanding
Science Trade Books for Students K-12: 2016
.” The list represents
the best trade books published in 2015 for students in kindergarten
through 12th grade.

“The books on the Outstanding Science Trade Books list help students to
explore the world around them,” said NSTA President Carolyn Hayes.
“These amazing books will fascinate and captivate student readers with
both their content and style, leaving students wanting to revisit them
again and again to learn more.”

Members of a book review panel made up of science educators and literacy
professionals appointed by NSTA selected 49 books for the list from a
roster of roughly 200 submissions. The list of winning titles includes
topics that range from Steve Jobs to flying cars and features
beautifully illustrated picture books, heart-warming stories, reference
and encyclopedia-type texts, and poetry.

The review panel based their decision on their extensive knowledge of
the field and looked for the very best books that they believed would
inspire kids. Books also meet rigorous subject matter guidelines

  • Science content must be accurate;
  • Where conflicting scientific theories exist, as many views as possible
    are represented; and
  • Facts are not oversimplified so that information becomes misleading.

NSTA and CBC have collaborated on the list of Outstanding
Science Trade Books for Students
since 1973 in an effort to help
science educators access quality books that support student learning in
science education. In addition to being featured on both organizations’
websites, the list will appear in the March 2016 issues of NSTA’s
elementary, middle level, and high school journals for teachers.

About NSTA

The Arlington, VA-based National
Science Teachers Association
is the largest professional
organization in the world promoting excellence and innovation in science
teaching and learning for all. NSTA’s current membership includes
approximately 55,000 science teachers, science supervisors,
administrators, scientists, business and industry representatives, and
others involved in science education.

® produces 25–30 new books and e-books
each year. Focused on the preK–college market and specifically aimed at
teachers of science, NSTA Press titles offer a unique blend of accurate
scientific content and sound teaching strategies. Follow NSTA Press on Facebook
for the latest information and new book releases.

About the Children’s Book Council

Children’s Book Council (CBC)
is the nonprofit trade
association of children’s book publishers in North America, dedicated to
supporting the industry and promoting children’s books and reading.

The CBC works annually on reading lists and round-ups to help teachers,
librarians, parents, caregivers, and booksellers discover wonderful
books for the kids and teens in their lives. Learn more at cbcbooks.org/reading-lists/.


Kate Falk, 703-312-9211