Friday, 21 November 2014

Winner Announcement - Young People's Book Prize

The winner of the Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize has been announced. It’s Eye Benders: the Science of Seeing and Believing, published by Ivy Books. Congratulations to its writer, Clive Gifford, with consultant Anil Seth.

This book makes the science of sight and vision incredibly accessible to children. Even reluctant readers will find it hard to resist opening up the fabulous front cover and interacting with the amazing illustrations. Massive amounts of fascinating information is covered in the writing, and presenting this as explanations of how each illusion works keeps the format really fresh and lively.

Groups of young people across the UK chose this book as the winner. Well done to them for all their hard work, and here’s hoping that the inspiration provided by the excellent short-list will lead to many of them pursing their interests in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.

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