Usborne wins children’s science book prize

Usborne wins children’s science book prize

Usborne has won the Royal Society Young People’s Book Award with an interactive flap book about the universe.
 
Look Inside Space, by author and Usborne editor Rob Lloyd Jones, was created to introduce children to the secrets of the universe. Each double page covers a different subject, including "Glittering galaxies", "On the Moon" and "Space Station".
 
The judges presented the award at the Royal Society in London on 11th November and praised the book for being “fantastically interactive” with “really amazing facts”.
 
The Royal Society award is presented to books written for young people aged up to 14 and science must be a substantial part of the book’s content, narrative or theme.
 
Each year an adult judging panel selects a shortlist of books before judging panels of children from across the UK pick the final winner.

The Royal Society will begin accepting entries for the 2014 Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize in late 2013.
 
The other five shortlisted books this year were:
 
Build the Human Body by Richard Walker (Templar Publishing)
Buzzing! by Anneliese Emmans Dean (Brambleby Books)
Discover More: The Elements by Dan Green (Scholastic Children’s Books)
Don’t Flush: Lifting the lid on the science of poo and wee by Richard Platt, Mary Platt and John Kelly (Kingfisher)
Human Body Factory by Dan Green (Kingfisher)