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Outstanding Sciences and Best Stem Best of Lists Available

The National Science Teachers Association and the Children’s Book Council have released the Outstanding Science Trade Books and Best STEM Books lists for 2019. The yearly lists include excellent titles, featuring a diversity of stories and subject matters. The titles included are enriching for all readers. Find new books for your budding scientists and anyone who loves a little science in their stories!

The Outstanding Science Trade Books list has been released yearly since 1973; it is a great resource that represents the best science trade books published in that year for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. This year’s winning titles include topics that range from bees to orcas, coral reefs to famed astrophysicist Neil Degrasse Tyson, and feature brilliant illustrations, thoughtful stories, captivating text and inspiring ideas.

“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.”

The Best STEM Books list provides recommendations about the best trade books with science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) content, principles and thinking available for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. The list is in its third year. This year’s winning titles include topics that range from the world’s most important innovations to using divergent thinking to explore outer space or the ocean.

“This year’s selection of STEM books includes engaging stories that emphasize real-world issues that spark excitement, teach something new, and make STEM accessible to students,” said NSTA Executive Director Dr. David Evans. “We are pleased to bring increased attention to these wonderful books that help students strengthen their reading skills while learning STEM content.”

In addition to the NSTA and CBC websites, the lists will appear with full annotations in the February issues of NSTA’s elementary, middle level, and high school journals for teachers.

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