Books et al.Royal Society Young People's Book Prize

Destination: Imagination

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Science  04 Dec 2015:
Vol. 350, Issue 6265, pp. 1160-1161
DOI: 10.1126/science.aad8618

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This year's finalists for the Royal Society Young People's Book Prize cover topics as diverse as antimatter and the microbiome, but they share at least one thing in common. Whether encouraging readers to track the constellations in the night sky, begin their own bone collections, or master some simple sign language, each book invites kids to take a hands-on approach to learning. The competition, which began in 1988, celebrates well-written, accessible books that inspire "under-14s" to learn more about science. The shortlist below was compiled by a jury of adult judges, but the winning title, Utterly Amazing Science, was chosen by young people on judging panels throughout the United Kingdom. Which one would havesecured your young reader's vote?