Nominations for the December 20 Capitol Choices agenda will be due at 11:59 PM on Thursday, December 12. Nominations for the 2014 List will still be accepted for the January 17 meeting as long as the books were published in 2013. The last date for any nominations of 2013 books will be on January 9, 2014.
Readers plunge the ocean’s surface to reach the darkness of nearly 36,000 feet and meet 50 sea creatures along the way. Cut-paper collages and surprising information offer a fascinating glimpse of this little-known part of the natural world.
Exquisitely detailed and stunningly realistic illustrations combine with a lyrical text to capture the complexity of life within this unique, yet diminishing, ecosystem, whose resources are threatened by ever encroaching human development.
Spare text and stunning watercolors in an oversized format convey the extraordinary effort it took to send men to the moon. The familiar moon in Earth's sky frames a story that contrasts the cramped interior of the rockets with the vastness of space.
Vibrant photographs and informative prose take readers on an exciting exploration of the diverse world of butterflies and moths, covering many intriguing details and fun facts about their characteristics, habitat, diet and life-cycle
Join astronomer, teacher, and researcher Alex Filippenko and the High-Z Supernova Search team as they investigate celestial anomalies. Striking NASA photographs amplify the clear, logically organized text in this latest entry in the Scientists in the Field series.
Scientists are able to peer into the past as global warming and retreating glaciers gradually reveal the remains of early humans. An intriguing companion to the author's earlier Bodies from the Ash and Bodies from the Bog.
Red, yellow, blue, and green frogs leap through this master photographer’s paean to these lively amphibians. An engaging text amplifies the visual experience and includes fascinating information about how the pictures were taken.
Chin uses an imaginative story with beautiful illustrations to present factual information about the coast redwoods. The text is clear and concise. The watercolor illustrations are detailed and use varying perspectives to portray a visual narrative. Past and present are blended with urban and natural worlds to convey the majesty and endurance of the tree and its forest.
A boy becomes magically immersed into the life, history and majesty of the California Redwood rainforest after finding a book titled “Redwoods” on a bench in the city subway. Realistic watercolor illustrations are paired with an imaginative blend of nonfiction and fantasy.