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Outstanding Science Trade Books

OSTB award seal

Are you a parent or a teacher who is looking for the latest in outstanding science trade books for children and teens? Then you should know about a yearly list produced by the National Science Teachers Association. It’s called “Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12”. The list began in 1973 as “Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children” and was primarily targeted at grades K through 8. Beginning in 2002, the list was expanded to include high school as well.

You can access online the complete lists from 1996 through 2016 (which covers books published in 2015) at: The Rodman Public Library has most of the titles from the current list as well as past lists available for checkout (see links below).

For more information about the National Science Teachers Association and all that they offer both teachers and parents, check out their website at:

Click the book covers from the 2015 list below to be taken to the library’s catalog where you may reserve a copy.

Book Cover  About Habitats : Polar Regions

Book Cover  Egg:  Nature’s Perfect Package

Book Cover   Emu

Book Cover  Fire Birds

Book Cover  The Fruits We Eat

Book Cover  How to Swallow a Pig

Book Cover  Inside Biosphere 2

Book Cover  The Inventor’s Secret

Book Cover  The Octopus Scientists : Exploring the Mind of a Mollusk

Book Cover  Raindrops Roll

Book Cover  Remarkable Minds : Seventeen More Pioneering Women in Science and Medicine

Book Cover  Sand Swimmers : The Secret Life of Australia’s Desert Wilderness

Book Cover  Small Wonders : Jean-Henri Fabre & His World of Insects

Book Cover  Spidermania : Friends on the Web

Book Cover Steve Jobs:  Insanely Great

Book Cover  Terrible Typhoid Mary:  A True Story of the Deadliest Cook in America

Book Cover  Welcome to Mars:  Making a Home on the Red Planet


Diary of a Wimpy Kid #10 Old School

The new Diary of a Wimpy Kid – Old School available for check out.

Want to start the series or read a book you’ve missed?  Click the book cover below to see what we have available.

#1 Diary of a Wimpy Kid #2 Rodrick Rules #3 The Last Straw #4 Dog Days #5 The Ugly Truth #6 Cabin Fever                                 #7 The Third Wheel #8 Hard Luck #9 The Long Haul