This is the final post for Science Book Week. Today we’re going to highlight science-related picture books that were nominated for the 2011 Cybils awards. These picture books are for roughly 4-8 year olds.

What are Cybils? The acronym stands for Children’s and Young adult Bloggers Literary awards. Bloggers who specialize in children’s and young adult books have developed the Cybils awards to celebrate some of the best books published in the previous year.

In fact, the Cybils nomination lists are great ways to find wonderful books for children of all ages and genres. (The Cybils link will take you to the website.)

Also, if you are ever looking for more science books for children, be sure to check the science books for kids button at the top of the blog. I’ll be adding these books and more to that list as time goes by.

A Place for Fish by Melissa Stewart and illustrated by Higgins Bond
About Hummingbirds: A Guide for Children (The About Series)
by Cathryn Sill and illustrated by John Sill
Planting the Wild Garden by Kathryn O. Galbraith and illustrated by Wendy Anderson Halperin

My review

Related science activities

A Butterfly Is Patient by Dianna Hutts Aston and illustrated by Sylvia Long

My review

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All the Water in the World by George Ella Lyon and illustrated by Katherine Tillotson
Animal Fights by Catherine Ham
Bring On the Birds
by Susan Stockdale
Bugs by the Numbers
by Sharon Werner and  Sarah Forss
Can We Save the Tiger? by Martin Jenkins and illustrated by Vicky White

My review

First Garden: The White House Garden and How It Grew by Robbin Gourley
Celebritrees: Historic and Famous Trees of the World by Margi Preus and illustrated by Rebecca Gibbon

Gorillas by Gail Gibbons
Hatch! by Roxie Munro
How Hybrid Cars Work (How Things Work) by Jennifer Swanson and illustrated by Glen Mullaly
How the Weather Works: A Hands-on Guide to Our Changing Climate (Explore the Earth) by Christiane Dorion and illustrated by Beverley Young
Howler Monkey: Super Loud (Animal Loudmouths) by Natalie Lunis
Meadowlands: A Wetlands Survival Story by Thomas F. Yezerski
Prairie Storms by Darcy Pattison and illustrated by Kathleen Rietz
Star of the Sea: A Day in the Life of a Starfish
by Janet Halfmann and illustrated by Joan Paley
Super Science: Feel the Force!: Full of Pop-Up Physics Fun by Tom Adams and illustrated by Thomas Flintham
Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Natureby Joyce Sidman and illustrated by Beth Krommes

My review

The Case of the Vanishing Golden Frogs: A Scientific Mystery by Sandra Markle
The Watcher: Jane Goodall’s Life with the Chimps by Jeanette Winter
Thunder Birds: Nature’s Flying Predators by Jim Arnosky