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2015 Cook Prize Finalists Announced!

January 16, 2015

We are pleased to announce the finalists for The Cook Prize for best STEM picture book. Chosen by an expert jury composed of Bank Street School for Children and Graduate School faculty members and distinguished alumni, the finalists are:


Behold the Beautiful Dung Beetle
by Cheryl Bardoe, illus. by Alan Marks
(Charlesbridge, 9781580895545)

Galápagos George
by Jean Craighead George, illus. by Wendell Minor
(Harper, 9780060287931)


Mr. Ferris and His Wheel
by Kathryn Gibbs Davis, illus. by Gilbert Ford
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 9780547959221)


Mysterious Patterns: Finding Fractals in Nature
by Sarah C. Campbell, photos by Sarah C. Campbell & Richard P. Campbell
(Boyds Mills, 9781620916278)

Don’t forget to register your 3rd/4th grade class to help choose this year’s winner! For more on the criteria, process, history, and past winners, please see The Cook Prize web site.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. January 18, 2015 4:37 pm

    GALAPAGOS GEORGE is a masterpiece. How thrilling to see it here among the finalists. This extraordinarily moving and beautiful book deserves no less!!! 🙂

  2. January 22, 2015 5:15 am

    The Ferris Wheel book has me curious, for sure! 🙂

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