The 2021 Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize winner was announced this week. The Young People’s Book Prize supports the writing of excellent, accessible STEM books for under-14s. The Prize is unique in that the winner is selected by young people at schools across the country, from a shortlist selected by an adult judging panel – this year including volcanologist Katharine Cashman, BBC broadcaster Gabby Logan, award-winning author Sharna Jackson, teacher Robin James and chemist Andy Jupp.
The winner is I Am a Book. I Am a Portal to the Universe .by Stefanie Posavec and Miriam Quick (Particular Books). It’s a book that invites an interactive approach to reading, probably best appreciated by the 8 – 12 age range, although this engaging book will be enjoyed by a wide age range.
I ate sunshine for breakfast: a celebration of plants around the world, by Michael Holland, illustrated by Philip Giordano (Flying Eye)