The prizes began in 2005 by looking back on decades of outstanding science books and honoring five authors and one illustrator for their significant and lasting contribution to children's and young adult science literature and illustration. Beginning in 2006, the AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize began honoring recently published, individual science books. The prizes now recognize efforts in four categories: Children's Science Picture Books, Middle Grades Science Books, Young Adult Science Books, and Hands-on Science Books.
The prize emphasizes the importance of good science books and encourages children and young adults to turn to science books, not only for information, but for enjoyment too!
The AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books is sponsored by Subaru. Thank you to them for their generous support.