Outstanding Science List
A list that represents each year’s best science books, chosen by science educators.
A joint project of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and the CBC since 1973, Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12 represents the year’s best science books, chosen by science educators. The selection panel looks for well-presented books that contain substantial science content, that are also clear, accurate, up-to-date, and reflect current scientific research.
The annotated bibliographies feature titles published in the previous calendar year and selected by a book review committee appointed by the NSTA. Titles are grouped by category, including Archaeology, Anthropology, and Paleontology; Biography; Earth and Space Science; Environment and Ecology; Life Science; Physical Science; and Technology and Engineering. Each annotation contains bibliographic data.
Browse and search the Outstanding Sciences lists here.
WINNING TITLES (Annotated Lists)
- 2021 Outstanding Science Trade Books
- 2020 Outstanding Science Trade Books
- 2019 Outstanding Science Trade Books
- 2018 Outstanding Science Trade Books
View more annotated lists on NSTA’s website.