Finalists for 2019 Children’s Science Picture Book Award Announced

AAAS and Subaru have announced the finalists for the 2019 AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books in the Children’s Science Picture Book category. The Prize celebrates outstanding science writing and illustration for children and young adults and is meant to encourage the writing and publishing of high-quality science books for all ages. Longlists for all four categories were announced in September. The 2019 winner will be selected from 6 finalists, including one Canadian title.

The Brilliant Deep: Rebuilding the World’s Coral Reefs, by Kate Messner (Author) and Matthew Forsythe (Illustrator). Chronicle Books. 2018.

Kate Messner and Matthew Forsythe tell the true story of the coral restoration pioneer, Ken Nedimyer, founder of the Coral Restoration Foundation, in this brilliant tribute to the wonders of nature and the power of human hope.

You can see the full list of finalists here.

AAAS’s Science NetLinks will create lesson plans and other resources around the 2019 finalists, and once again the books will be offered to schools across the country as part of the Subaru Loves Learning initiative. Through this partnership between AAAS and Subaru, more than 85,000 books were donated in 2018.

Winners will be announced in December and awarded at the 2019 AAAS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., February 14-17, 2019.

Congratulations to everyone!