Hello! As the editor of SB&F, I would like to take the opportunity to introduce the All About Science group to SB&F, a another great resource from AAAS . SB&F, or Science Books & Films, is the online review journal of AAAS. Published since 1965, SB&F reviews science books and DVDs for all age groups (K-College). SB&F started out as a joint collaboration between the National Science Foundation and AAAS over 40 years ago. Over the years our format has changed from a quarterly print journal, to a bimonthly print journal, to our most recent change, a completely online journal. Throughout all the changes to SB&F, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to providing our readers with reliable, critical reviews of children’s, young adult and adult science books.
I’d like to invite all of you to see what SB&F Online has to offer. Some of our content is available only to paying subscribers (a subscription to SB&F is just $45 a year!). But much of what we have to offer is completely free! (A free registered user account must be set up in order to view content.) A great place for teachers to start exploring SB&F is our SB&F Prize pages. Each year SB&F honors four outstanding science books with the AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science. If you are looking for a book to incorporate in to the classroom you’ll find lot of great suggestions here. Plus each year’s winning books have Science Netlinks classroom lessons and interviews with the authors. You’ll also find additional author interviews in AAAS Book Talks. SB&F also offers plenty of free articles on using science trade books in the classroom and bibliographies for teachers. Each year we update our Science and Math Teacher Resource Page with highly recommended resources specifically for the science teacher. The SB&F Editor’s Blog updates our readers with news and information related to the world of science books each week.
If you are looking for even more up to date information on science books, I would recommend subscribing to SB&F. As I mentioned above a subscription costs just $45 a yearhttp://community.sbfonline.com/content/SubscribeToday.aspx. With a full subscription you get 12 monthly online issues, the ability to search our database of over 12,000 reviews, access to the SB&F Best Books List each January, and much more.
One of the great things about SB&F is that you can be confident that any resource we recommend has been reviewed for content, accuracy and appeal to the intended audience by our expert panel of reviewers. I hope you each take the time to check out what SB&F has to offer!