NSTA Unveils 2019 List of Top Science Trade Books for K-12 Students

November 20, 2018

ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 20, 2018--The National Science Teachers Association, in conjunction with the Children’s Book Council, has released its annual list of “ Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12: 2019.” The list represents the best science trade books published in 2018 for students in kindergarten through 12 th grade.

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“This year’s Outstanding Science Trade Books list provides a diverse blend of resources for educators and parents looking for quality books that can reinforce literacy skills while supporting science learning,” said NSTA Executive Director Dr. David Evans. “These books inspire students to read. They include engaging stories, relatable characters, vivid illustrations, and thought-provoking language that will stimulate the minds of children as they explore the wonders of science.”

Members of a book review panel made up of science educators and literacy professionals, appointed by NSTA, selected 54 books for the list from a roster of 322 submissions. The list of winning titles includes topics that range from bees to orcas, coral reefs to famed astrophysicist Neil Degrasse Tyson, and feature brilliantly illustrated picture books, thoughtful stories, captivating text and inspiring ideas.

The review panel used rigorous guidelines to select the top books. Criteria include the amount of science content; presentation of material in a clear, accurate, and up-to-date manner; avoidance of over-simplification; the use of data to support generalizations; and freedom from gender, ethnic, and socioeconomic bias. The panel also considers appropriate content level for the intended audience and the accuracy of illustrations.

NSTA and CBC have collaborated on the list of Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students since 1973 in an effort to help science educators and family members access quality books that support learning in science. In addition to the NSTA and CBC websites, the list will appear in the February 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 in science teaching and learning, preschool through college. NSTA’s membership includes approximately 50,000 science teachers, science supervisors, administrators, scientists, business representatives, and others involved in science education.

NSTA Press produces 25 to 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

The Children’s Book Council (CBC) is the nonprofit trade association of children’s book publishers in North America, dedicated to supporting and informing the industry and fostering literacy.

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