Today we are looking at a few of the awards given to children’s picture books because of their subject matter merit. I always enjoy these lists to see how I can add literature into my unit studies with students.
Subject Specific Award Winning Books
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Mathical Book Prize
The Mathical Book Prize is selected by a nationwide committee of mathematicians, educators, librarians, early childhood experts, and others.
The Mathical Book Prize is an annual award for fiction and nonfiction books that inspire children of all ages to see math in the world around them.mathicalbooks.org
Here are some past winners. See the complete list of winners HERE.
Lia & Luís: Who Has More? by Ana Crespo (2021 Honor)
One Fox: A Counting Book Thriller by Kate Reed (2020 Honor)
Pigeon Math by Asia Citro (2020 Honor)—>See my book activities for Pigeon Math.
Baby Goes to Market by Atinuke (2018 Honor)—>See my Baby Goes to Market Book Dive.
NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Books
Looking for outsanding science books? Turn to the NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Books. The award highlights the best science trade books published for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. They are chosen by a book review panel appointed by the National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) and assembled in cooperation with the Children’s Book Council (CBC).
Let’s take a look at some of the winners appropiate for young children.
Inside In: X-Rays of Nature’s Hidden World by Jan Paul Schutten (2022 Honor)
Nesting by Henry Cole (2021 Honor)
What Do You Do If You Work at the Zoo? by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page (2021 Honor)
Hummingbird by Nicola Davies(2020 Honor)
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People
The committee for this award look at several diffferent things from books that emphasize human relations, represent a diversity of groups and are sensitive to a broad range of cultural experiences.
An annual reading list of exceptional books for use in social studies classrooms, selected by social studies educators.Children’s Book Council
Here are some award winners.
Harlem Grown by Tony Hillery (2021 Honor)—>Also, a featured book for Family Dinner Book Club.
I Want to Ride the Tap Tap by Danielle Joseph (2021 Honor)
Evelyn Del Rey is Moving Awayby Meg Medina (2021 Honor)—>See my Evelyn Del Rey is Moving Away Book Dive.
Jacob’s Room to Choose by Sarah and Ian Hoffman (2020 Honor)
Enjoy adding these books to your content area studies.
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