The Canadian Science Writers’ Association (CSWA) offers two annual book awards to honour outstanding contributions to science writing 1) intended for and available to children/middle grades ages 8-12 years, and 2) intended for and available to the general public. Entries, in either French or English were published in Canada during the 2013 calendar year. The winners of this year’s award will be announced in mid-April and the award will be presented during the CSWA awards banquet at the annual conference in Toronto on June 7th.
The finalists in the children’s category are listed below.
Au labo, les Debrouillards!
Written by Yannick Bergeron
Before the World Was Ready
Written by Claire Eamer
Illustrated by Sa Boothroyd
Buzz About Bees
Written by Kari-Lynn Winters
Fitzhenry & Whiteside
Dirty Science: 25 Experiments with Soil
Written by Shar Levine and Leslie Johnstone
Illustrated by Lorzeno Del Bianco
A History of Just About Everything: 180 Events, People and Inventions That Changed the World
Written by Elizabeth MacLeod and Frieda Wishinsky
Illustrated by Qin Leng
Kids Can Press
Pandemic Survival: It’s Why You’re Alive
Written by Ann Love and Jane Drake
Illustrated by Bill Slavin
The shortlists for the Science Communications Award, the Science Journalism Award and the Herb Lampert Emerging Journalist Award will be announced at the end of April.
For more information, please contact:
Janice Benthin | Director of Operations | CSWA
PO Box 75, Station A | Toronto, ON | M5W 1A2 | 1-800-796-8595