Alexandra Siy

writer & photographer

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SPIDERMANIA: Friends on the Web
2016 Bank Street College Best Childrenís Books of the Year
2015 Eureka! Nonfiction Childrenís Book Honor Book.
International Reading Association Chapter Book Favorite of 2015
2016 AAAS/ Subaru Science Books and Films Prize Middle Grade Commended Book
2015 NSTA Outstanding Science Tradebook


BUG SHOTS: The Good, the Bad, and the Bugly
2012 Outstanding Science Trade Book (NSTA/CBC)
California Reading Association Eureka! Nonfiction Children's Book Award Gold Medal
2012 Finalist of the Animal Behavior Society Outstanding Children's Book Award


CARS ON MARS: Roving the Red Planet
Starred Reviews: School Library Journal and Booklist
AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books 2010 Finalist
New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading & Sharing
Top 10 Sci-Tech Books Booklist Online
NSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Book
Bank Street College of Education Best Childrenís Books of the Year

SNEEZE!
2008 American Institute of Physics Science Writing Award
New York Public Library's One Hundred Titles for Reading and Sharing
Starred Reviews: Kirkus and School Library Journal
NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book Selector's Choice
Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Book
Bookbuilders of Boston New England Book Show Winner

MOSQUITO BITE
NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book Selectors' Choice
2006 Orbis Pictus Honor Book
Junior Library Guild Selection
2006 Science Books & Films/Subaru Finalist
2006-07 Texas Bluebonnet Award Book

"Stunning color-enhanced microphotographs...exceptional...fascinating for its photography and the informative text and captions." SLJ
"Fascinating...amazing...(an) unusual and beautiful book." Children's Literature
"Engrossing...illuminating..." Kirkus
"Innovative...riveting..." Booklist
"An excellent story..." SB&F
"Each page in Mosquito Bite will forever change the way readers view mosquitoes!" NSTA

FOOTPRINTS ON THE MOON
Parents' Choice Silver Honor picture book! Watch NASA videos of astronauts walking, jumping, singing, driving, and playing golf on the Moon!

ONE TRACTOR:
ONE TRACTOR: A Counting Book (illustrated by Jacqueline Rogers)
"This is a counting book, a vehicle book, and a pirate adventure, all rolled into one appealing package. The fabulous watercolor illustrations show blue sky, green grass, and all the commotion going on in between." (School Library Journal)

"Riding the Century" in SPORTS SHORTS
"For everyone who has ever tried out, struck out, got a medal, hated gym class, loved gym class, shot a 3-pointer, shot an air ball, got pinned, or crossed the finish line (in first place or dead last)...eight short stories of real-life (mostly) athletic (kind of) moments by children's book authors Joseph Bruchac, David Lubar, Marilyn Singer, Terry Trueman, Dorian Ciron, Tanya West, Alexandra Siy, and Jamie McEwan."

"Laughter, action, and personal anecdotes are a perfect fit..."SLJ November 2005

"New Town"in WHAT A SONG CAN DO
My YA short story is published in WHAT A SONG CAN DO, an anthology edited by Jennifer Armstrong and published by Alfred A. Knopf (June 2004).
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