The K-12 education children's book committee reads childrens science books and awards the best with the de Bary Awards. There is a slight bias towards botany and biological science, but books on all topics, from Astronomy to Zoology, are considered. Nominators should submit the title and author of the book and briefly explain the merits of the book. Nominations can come from APS members or nonmembers. The committee will read nominated books and select the best. The deadline to submit candidates is August 30. 2014. To nominate a children's book for 2014, email firstname.lastname@example.org
We had an excellent list of nominations this year, and would recommend all of them. Our winner for the young children category is "Redwoods" by Jason Chin and the winner for older readers is "10 Plants that Shook the World" by Gillian Richardson.