Friday, February 3, 2017

Yes, Kids Can! Vote for the 2017 Cook Prize...

and the best part is that all 3rd or 4th grade classes anywhere in the world are eligible voters. Teachers, librarians or school administrators simple have to register their classes to vote.
The Cook Prize honors the best science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) picture book published for children aged eight to ten.  It is the only national children’s choice award honoring a STEM book.  We are delighted to announce the 2017 finalists for the award!
This year, four books were chosen as finalists for The Cook Prize:
Whoosh! Lonnie Johnson’s Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions by Chris Barton,
 illustrated by Don Tate 
Charlesbridge, 2016
Journey: Based on the True story of OR7 The Most Famous Wolf in the West 
by Emma Bland Smith, illustrated by Robin James 
Little Bigfoot, an imprint of Sasquatch Books, 2016 
Follow the Moon Home: A Tale of One Idea, Twenty Kids and a Hundred Sea Turtles 
by Philippe Cousteau and Deborah Hopkinson,
illustrated by Meilo So
Chronicle Books, 2016
Solving the Puzzle Under the Sea by Robert Burleigh,
illustrated by Raúl Colón 
Simon and Schuster, 2016
The Cook Prize finalists are selected by a jury made up of science and math faculty from the Graduate School of Education, teachers from the School for Children and distinguished alumni:
The 2017 jury included: (left to right) Emily Linsay, lower school coordinator; Anne Louise Ennis, lower school math coordinator, Berkeley Carroll School; Rebecca Chynsky, graduate school alumni; Jamie Wallace, American Museum of Natural History; Carmen Colón, graduate school faculty; Morika Tsujimura, upper school math and science teacher.

Throughout the United States and abroad, third and fourth grade children will cast the final vote. Register your class, library or school to help choose the outstanding STEM picture book of the year!
Please send any insightful comments made by the students about the books to They may read them at the award ceremony which will be on May 18th and live streamed by KidLit TV.
Results will be announced at the end of April!

1 comment:

  1. Great info. I will share with my daughter who is an elem. school librarian & Tech Specialist


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