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Monday, 26 March 2007

Science books, the Junior Shortlist

The PR machine rolls into action for "the world's most prestigious awards for science writing". Well, that's what they say. In reality, we are talking about the "Junior Shortlist" for the Royal Society Prizes for Science Books.

The six books shortlisted by the judging panel are:

  • Can you feel the force? by Richard Hammond (Dorling Kindersley)
  • How nearly everything was invented by the Brainwaves, illustrated by Lisa Swerling and Ralph Lazar (Dorling Kindersley)
  • It's true! Space turns you into spaghetti by Heather Catchpole and Vanessa Woods (Allen and Unwin)
  • KFK Natural Disasters by Andrew Langley (Kingfisher Knowledge)
  • My Body Book by Mick Manning and Brita Granström (Franklin Watts)
  • Science Investigations: Electricity by John Farndon (Wayland)
It is now down to "over 100 schools and youth groups" to pick the winner.