Which book had the most exemplary use of language, language that engaged you as a reader and made it difficult to put the book down?
Which book had the best visual presentation? The best use of excellent, engaging, and distinctive visuals that enhanced the text?
Which book had the best organization/text structure?
Which book presented the facts most clearly and in an easy to follow format?
Which book contained the best supportive features like index, table of contents, maps, timelines, and bibliography?
Which book provided the best models for both gender and racial representation?
Which book do you feel is of most interest to middle school students and is respectful of your reading and interest level?
Based on all of these criteria, which book is most deserving of the Mock Science Books and Film award for best non-fiction in 2008 for middle school students? In a short paragraph, explain in detail why you chose the book you chose.
Mock SB&F Prize Ballot
“ I chose Life on Earth because it is easy to read & understand and because it is interesting. I also chose this book because it helps us know what’s outside of this planet, because we can’t see for ourselves.” - 6 th grade student
* official 2009 SB&F Prize winner Mock Prize Results What's Eating You? Parasites-the Inside Story 13 Cold Light: Creatures, Discoveries, and Inventions that Glow 8 Life on Earth--and Beyond: an Astrobiologist's Quest 8 How We Know What We Know About Our Changing Climate * 0 George Washington Carver 0 Total votes: 30
Read the 2008 SB&F Prize winning book in the Children’s Science Picture Book category Complete a rubric for the title Your Turn!