NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ1114472
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Sep
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
Methods and Strategies: Science Storybooks: Using Giverny Award Winners to Engage Elementary Students in Science
Clary, Renee
Science and Children, v54 n1 p76-79 Sep 2016
Founded in 1998, the Giverny Award is annually presented to the best children's science picture book. The award-winning books, targeting readers ages 4-8, harmoniously integrate illustrations and the story's text, while addressing at least one important scientific principle. Therefore, the Giverny books have characters and plots and are stories that include science, as opposed to traditional elementary science books. Even when the Giverny books contain anthropomorphism or fantasy, the included science is sound, while the whimsy is important to interest and engages young children. This article provides science concept identification within the Giverny Award-winning books and suggestions for using the Giverny stories as elementary science and reading resources.
National Science Teachers Association. 1840 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22201-3000. Tel: 800-722-6782; Fax: 703-243-3924; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A