Shortlists announced for the 2015 Science in Society Book Awards

The Canadian Science Writers’ Association / Association candienne des rédacteurs scientifiques has announced the shortlists for the 2015 Science in Society Book Awards. The children’s/middle grade shortlist is below.



The Spider
Written and illustrated by Elise Gravel
Tundra Books

Beginner's Guide to Immortality

A Beginner’s Guide to Immortality: From Alchemy to Avatars
Written by Maria Birmingham
Illustrated by Josh Holinaty
Owlkids Books

DNA Detective

DNA Detective
Written by Tanya Lloyd Kyi
Illustrated by Lil Crump
Annick Press


Power Up! A Visual Exploration of Energy
Written by Shakar Paleja
Illustrated by Glenda Tse
Annick Press

Queen's Shadow

The Queen’s Shadow: A Story About How Animals See
Written and illustrated by Cybèle Young
Kids Can Press

The winners will be announced on April 23 — Canada Book Day. Winners will each be presented with a plaque and $1,000 cash prize at an awards dinner held on the evening of Saturday, June 4, 2016, in conjunction with the CSWA’s 45th annual conference, The Science of Life, held at the University of Guelph from June 2-5, 2016.

For further information, please contact the CSWA at 1-800-796-8595 or