2021 OSTB

Book recommendations for educators, librarians, parents, and guardians of the best children’s books with science content in 2020

 
Animal Homes

Animal Homes

By: Mary Holland
ISBN: 9781643517551
Nonfiction, 7-12, Science
 
Las casas de los animales

Las casas de los animales

By: Mary Holland and Javier Camacho Miranda
ISBN: 9781643517605
Nonfiction, 7-12, Spanish
 
Atomic Women: The Untold Stories of the Scientists Who Helped Create the Nuclear Bomb

Atomic Women

By: Roseanne Montillo
ISBN: 9780316489591
Nonfiction, Teen, Biography / Memoir
 
Audubon Birding Adventures for Kids: Activities and Ideas for Watching, Feeding, and Housing Our Feathered Friends

Audubon Birding Adventures for Kids

By: Elissa Wolfson and Margaret Barker
ISBN: 9780760366080
Nonfiction, 7-12, How-to / Activity
 
The Big Bang Book

The Big Bang Book

By: Asa Stahl
Illustrated by:
Carly Allen-Fletcher
ISBN: 9781939547644
Nonfiction, 7-12, How-to / Activity
 
The Big One: The Cascadia Earthquakes and the Science of Saving Lives

The Big One

By: Elizabeth Rusch
ISBN: 9780544889040
Nonfiction, Teen, Science
 
Blood and Germs: The Civil War Battle Against Wounds and Disease

Blood and Germs

By: Gail Jarrow
ISBN: 9781684371761
Nonfiction, Teen, Health
 
Bones: An Inside Look at the Animal Kingdom

Bones

By: Jules Howard
Illustrated by:
Chervelle Fryer
ISBN: 9781536210415
Nonfiction, 7-12, Science
 
Born Curious: 20 Girls Who Grew Up to Be Awesome Scientists

Born Curious

By: Martha Freeman
Illustrated by:
Katy Wu
ISBN: 9781534421530
Nonfiction, 7-12 / Teen, Biography / Memoir
 
Bright Dreams: The Brilliant Inventions of Nikola Tesla

Bright Dreams

By: Tracy Dockray
Illustrated by:
Tracy Dockray
ISBN: 9781684461417
Nonfiction, 7-12, Biography / Memoir
 
Changing the Equation: 50+ US Black Women in STEM

Changing the Equation

By: Tonya Bolden
ISBN: 9781419707346
Nonfiction, Teen, Biography / Memoir
 
Condor Comeback

Condor Comeback

By: Sy Montgomery
Illustrated by:
Tianne Strombeck (photographer)
ISBN: 9780544816534
Nonfiction, Teen, Science
 
Darwin’s Rival: Alfred Russel Wallace and the Search for Evolution

Darwin’s Rival

By: Christiane Dorion
Illustrated by:
Harry Tennant
ISBN: 9781536209327
Nonfiction, Teen, Biography / Memoir
 
Dinosaur Lady: The Daring Discoveries of Mary Anning, the First Paleontologist

Dinosaur Lady

By: Linda Skeers
Illustrated by:
Marta Álvarez Miguéns
ISBN: 9781728209517
Nonfiction, 4-6, Biography / Memoir
 
Exploring the Elements: A Complete Guide to the Periodic Table

Exploring the Elements

By: Isabel Thomas
Illustrated by:
Sara Gillingham
ISBN: 9781838662318
Nonfiction, 7-12 / Teen, Science
 
Grow: Secrets of Our DNA

Grow

By: Nicola Davies
Illustrated by:
Emily Sutton
ISBN: 9781536212723
Nonfiction, 7-12, Science
 
If You Take Away the Otter

If You Take Away the Otter

By: Susannah Buhrman-Deever
Illustrated by:
Matthew Trueman
ISBN: 9780763689346
Nonfiction, 4-6, Science
 
Journey Under the Arctic

Journey Under the Arctic

By: Fabien Cousteau and James O. Fraioli
Illustrated by:
Joe St. Pierre
ISBN: 9781534420908
Fiction, 7-12 / Teen, Graphic Novel
 
Jumbo: The Making of the Boeing 747

Jumbo

By: Chris Gall
Illustrated by:
Chris Gall
ISBN: 9781250155801
Nonfiction, 4-6, History
 
The Kitchen Pantry Scientist: Chemistry for Kids: Homemade Science Experiments and Activities Inspired by Awesome Chemists, Past and Present

The Kitchen Pantry Scientist

By: Liz Lee Heinecke
ISBN: 9781631598302
Nonfiction, 7-12, How-to / Activity
 
Marjory Saves the Everglades: The Story of Marjory Stoneman Douglas

Marjory Saves the Everglades

By: Sandra Neil Wallace
Illustrated by:
Rebecca Gibbon
ISBN: 9781534431546
Nonfiction, 4-6, Biography / Memoir
 
Nesting

Nesting

By: Henry Cole
Illustrated by:
Henry Cole
ISBN: 9780062885920
Nonfiction, 4-6, Science
 
North Pole / South Pole: From Pole to Pole: a Flip Book

North Pole / South Pole

By: Michael Bright
Illustrated by:
Nic Jones
ISBN: 9780711254749
Nonfiction, 7-12, Science
 
Old Enough to Save the Planet

Old Enough to Save the Planet

By: Loll Kirby
Illustrated by:
Adelina Lirius
ISBN: 9781419749148
Nonfiction, 7-12 / Teen, Science
 
Packs: Strength in Numbers

Packs

By: Hannah Salyer
ISBN: 9781328577887
Nonfiction, 4-6, Science
 
Pika Country: Climate Change at the Top of the World

Pika Country

By: Dorothy Hinshaw Patent and Marlo Garnsworthy
Illustrated by:
Dan Hartman (Photography by)
ISBN: 9781970039023
Nonfiction, 7-12, Science
 
Plasticus Maritimus: An Invasive Species

Plasticus Maritimus

By: Ana Pêgo, Isabel Minhós Martins
Illustrated by:
Bernardo P. Carvalho
ISBN: 9781771646437
Nonfiction, Teen, Biography / Memoir
 
The Polio Pioneer

The Polio Pioneer

By: Linda Elovitz Marshall
Illustrated by:
Lisa Anchin
ISBN: 9780525646518
Nonfiction, 4-6, Biography / Memoir
 
Pretty Tricky: The Sneaky Ways Plants Survive

Pretty Tricky

By: Etta Kaner
Illustrated by:
Ashley Barron
ISBN: 9781771473699
Nonfiction, 7-12, Science
 
Return from Extinction: The Triumph of the Elephant Seal

Return from Extinction

By: Linda L. Richards
ISBN: 9781459821361
Nonfiction, Teen, History
 
Sea Otters: A Survival Story

Sea Otters

By: Isabelle Groc
ISBN: 9781459817371
Nonfiction, Teen, Science
 
To Fly Among the Stars: The Hidden Story of the Fight for Women Astronauts

To Fly Among the Stars

By: Rebecca Siegel
ISBN: 9781338290158
Nonfiction, Teen, Biography / Memoir
 
What Do Scientists Do All Day?

What Do Scientists Do All Day?

By: Jane Wilsher
Illustrated by:
Maggie Li
ISBN: 9780711249783
Nonfiction, 4-6, Science
 
What Do You Do If You Work at the Zoo?

What Do You Do If You Work at the Zoo?

By: Steve Jenkins and Robin Page
Illustrated by:
Steve Jenkins
ISBN: 9780544387591
Nonfiction, 4-6, Science
 
Wildlife Ranger Action Guide: Track, Spot & Provide Healthy Habitat for Creatures Close to Home

Wildlife Ranger Action Guide

By: Mary Kay Carson
ISBN: 9781635861068
Nonfiction, 7-12, How-to / Activity
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