Wednesday, April 1, 2009

The Royal Society recommends science books

The Royal Society, "the national academy of science of the UK and the Commonwealth", is currently accepting entries for the 2009 Royal Society Prize for Science Books. The books selected will (hopefully!) reflect some of the best science writing of 2008.

You can add to your reading list by checking out last year's honorees. Here are the top six picks in the Junior Prize category:

Photo credit: Royal Society for Society Prizes for Science Books', through a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

Over 1,000 children read these finalists and decided the eventual winner. The big book of science things to make and do, by Rebecca Gilpin and Leonie Pratt, took home top honors in the Junior Prize category in 2008. Each activity (over 50 of them!) in this book teaches a scientific lesson in a fun and engaging way.

Have fun reading! :)

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