A list that represents the year’s best books for science classrooms, 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 books for science classrooms, chosen by science educators.
- 2018 Outstanding Science Trade Books
- 2017 Outstanding Science Trade Books
- 2016 Outstanding Science Trade Books
- 2015 Outstanding Science Trade Books
- 2014 Outstanding Science Trade Books
- 2013 Outstanding Science Trade Books
- 2012 Outstanding Science Trade Books
- 2011 Outstanding Science Trade Books
View titles selected annually since 1996
Full-color copies of this year’s annotated list are available, please email Laura Peraza.
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.
Books should have value for both classroom studies and library collections supporting students’ work. The selection panel looks for well-presented books that contain substantial science content; that are clear, accurate, and up-to-date. Books need to reflect current scientific research.
2019 submissions are closed; winners will be announced in December 2018. Sample Submission Call Guidelines as a reference (2019)
Email Laura Peraza at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 917.890.7416 with questions about the submission process and/or to be added to an email list for information regarding the 2020 submissions.
Join the Committee! NSTA members interested in joining the Outstanding Science Trade Books review committee should communicate their interest to the NSTA President-Elect.