Glenavy’s Ballymacrickett Primary School will help choose this year’s best science book for kids
Royal Society’s Young People’s Book Prize 2018 shortlist revealed
Explore the dinosaurs that roamed lost prehistoric lands and measure yourself against their life-size bones, teeth and claws; head off with NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity on a journey from the laboratory to the Red Planet; and discover 50 fearless female scientists who changed the world.
These are just some of the creative and inspiring science topics children from Ballymacrickett Primary School in Glenavy will be getting to grips with when they help decide the winner of the prestigious Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize 2018. The Prize celebrates the best books that communicate science to young people in an accessible, creative way.
Ballymacrickett PS joins over 300 other schools, clubs and youth groups specially selected from across the UK to choose the winner of the 2018 prize.
The shortlist of six books was picked by a panel of adult judges led by 2018 Chair, Professor Yadvinder Malhi FRS, an Ecosystem Ecologist from Oxford University. He was joined by Dr Martin How, a Royal Society research fellow at University of Bristol; Alison Price, Head of Science at St Faiths school in Cambridge, Nicola Davies, author and previously shortlisted for the Prize and Jo Marchant, science writer and former Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize shortlisted author.
The six books were unveiled earlier this month, so now it’s the turn of young readers from across the country to get judging and choose the winner, to be announced in November 2018.