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SHARK LADY: THE TRUE STORY OF HOW EUGENIE CLARK BECAME THE OCEAN'S MOST FEARLESS SCIENTIST

SHARK LADY (COVER)
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Keating
Author's First Name: 
Jess
Illustrator's First Name: 
Marta Alvarez
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Miguens
Publisher: 
Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
Publication Month: 
June
Publication Date: 
2017
2017 Nomination (not yet selected): 
Long before others shared her interest--or even believed that women could work in such fields--Eugenie Clark dove into zoology and dedicated herself to the study of sharks. In a career that spanned almost seven decades, Dr. Clark established herself as an expert in the field, earning the nickname "Shark Lady" for her explorations and discoveries. Fellow zoologist Jess Keating offers an optimistic biography of Clark, modeling for young scientists how a passion for learning and a commitment to one's path can lead to an extraordinary life. Includes facts ("Shark Bites"), a timeline, author's note, and bibliography. (Seven to Ten) ~ Kit Ballenger

THE HIVE DETECTIVES: CHRONICLE OF A HONEYBEE CATASTROPHE

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Burns
Author's First Name: 
Loree Griffin
Illustrator's First Name: 
Ellen
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Harasimowicz
Publisher: 
Houghton Mifflin
Publication Date: 
2010

Because agriculture depends on bees to pollinate crops, a sudden drop in the bee population alarmed scientists and bee keepers. They began studying "colony collapse disorder," a phenomenon where bees mysteriously disappear from their hives.  Excellent color photographs enhance this clear demonstration of the scientific process.

TRACKING TRASH: FLOTSAM, JETSAM, AND THE SCIENCE OF OCEAN MOTION

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Burns
Author's First Name: 
Loree Griffin
Publisher: 
Abrams
Publication Date: 
2007

Rubber ducks and hockey gloves are just some of the flotsam that scientists have tracked across the seas to learn about ocean currents. This fascinating story shows how scientific inquiry often reveals startling realities and leads to surprising conclusions.

THE EVOLUTION OF CALPURNIA TATE [AUDIOBOOK]

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Kelly
Author's First Name: 
Jacqueline
Narrator's First Name: 
Natalie
Narrator's Last Name: 
Ross
Publisher: 
Brilliance Audio
Publication Date: 
2009

Growing up female in 1899 did not allow many choices. Callie, fortunately, has Grandpa and together they immerse themselves in natural science and forever change the course of Callie’s life. Ross’s performance makes Callie’s quest to become the woman she is meant to be a passionate and believable affair. Ages 10 -14.

WRITTEN IN BONE: BURIED LIVES OF JAMESTOWN AND COLONIAL MARYLAND

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Walker
Author's First Name: 
Sally
Publisher: 
Carolrhoda Books
Publication Date: 
2009

The excavation work of forensic anthropologists is meticulously chronicled with photographs, diagrams, and period documents as the secrets of colonial-era burial sites are uncovered, offering up clues and insights into lives of the past.

THE FROG SCIENTIST

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Turner
Author's First Name: 
Pamela S.
Publisher: 
Houghton Mifflin
Publication Date: 
2009

Budding naturalists accompany Dr. Tyrone Hayes as he and his students, called the "Frog Squad", conduct research into the effects of pesticides on frog development. A lively narrative and vivid photographs convey the joy of scientific research.

LUCY LONG AGO

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Thimmesh
Author's First Name: 
Catherine
Publisher: 
Houghton Mifflin
Publication Date: 
2009

Step by step, young readers learn how scientific research placed a 1974 fossil hominid into the family of man and his ancestors.  Extensive research, clear organization, and intriguing graphics contribute to an accessible introduction to the mystery of human origins.

SAVING THE GHOST OF THE MOUNTAIN: AN EXPEDITION AMONG SNOW LEOPARDS IN MONGOLIA

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Montgomery
Author's First Name: 
Sy
Illustrator's First Name: 
Nic
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Bishop
Publisher: 
Houghton Mifflin
Publication Date: 
2009

Few have seen the elegant white snow leopard in its Mongolian habitat of snow-covered mountains. But explorers and scientists faithfully trail this “ghost” by following its “scat,” hoping for the thrill of one day facing its rare beauty and strength.

MR. LINCOLN'S HIGH TECH WAR: HOW THE NORTH USED THE TELEGRAPH, RAILROADS, SURVEILLANCE BALLOONS, IRONCLADS, HIGH-POWERED WEAPONS, AND MORE TO WIN THE CIVIL WAR

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Allen
Author's First Name: 
Thomas B.
Illustrator's First Name: 
Roger MacBride
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Allen
Publisher: 
National Geographic Society
Publication Date: 
2009

Photos, engravings, and lively text describe Abraham Lincoln’s enthusiasm for new technology and, chapter by chapter, how he used each invention and the concept of total war, to win America’s Civil War in the 1860s.

BORROWED NAMES: POEMS ABOUT LAURA INGALLS WILDER, MADAM C.J. WALKER, MARIE CURIE, AND THEIR DAUGHTERS

BORROWED NAMES
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Atkins
Author's First Name: 
Jeannine
Publisher: 
Henry Holt
Publication Date: 
2010

Poems about three very different women born in 1867 who defied the rules of their time—Laura Ingalls Wilder,  Madame C. J. Walker, and  Marie Curie—explore their special and sometimes difficult relationships with their daughters—Rose Wilder Lane, A’Lelia Walker, and Irène Joliot-Curie.   

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