The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has announced the longlist for the AAAS/Subaru Prize for Excellence in Science Books, and Philippa Joly's A Kid’s Guide to Plants of the Pacific Northwest: with Cool Facts, Activities and Recipes has been recognized in the Hands-On Science Book category.
The AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books celebrates outstanding science writing and illustration for children and young adults. The prize is meant to encourage the writing and publishing of high-quality science books for all age groups. The Prize is awarded in the following categories: Children's Science Picture Book (prize to author and illustrator), Middle Grades Science Book (prize to author), Young Adult Science Book (prize to author), and Hands-On Science Book (prize to author). Winning authors and illustrators will receive $1,500 and a commemorative plaque.
A Kid’s Guide to Plants of the Pacific Northwest: with Cool Facts, Activities and Recipes is a middle-grade-friendly introduction to Pacific Northwest flora, with outdoor activities, games and quizzes that make learning about nature fun! Great for families and educators. Drawing on her years of experience as a herbalist and outdoor educator, author Philippa Joly features more than fifty richly illustrated plant profiles, including information on identification and ecology, uses in Coastal Indigenous cultures, and fun activities—all in a way that is accessible and interesting to readers of all ages.
Philippa Joly is a clinical and community herbalist, paramedic and outdoor educator. She runs an outdoor school for kids and leads workshops on herbal medicine, plant identification, ethical wildcrafting, herbal first aid, local healing plants and anticolonial approaches to wellness. She lives on Denman Island, BC, with her plant-savvy daughter, Breah, and their grey cat.