Day: May 9, 2014

Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize 2014 Shortlist

The UK’s Royal Society will be awarding a prize to the book for young people that best communicates science.  The age range is for under 14-year-olds.  Here are the six books on the shortlist:

Big Book of Stars and Planets Eye Benders: The Science of Seeing & Believing 

Big Book of Stars and Planets by Emily Bone

Eye Benders: the science of seeing and believing by Clive Gifford & Anil Seth

How Animals Live (How it Works) Lift the Flap Questions & Answers about your Body (Usborne Lift-the-Flap-Books)

How Animals Live by Christiane Dorion

Lift the Flap Questions & Answers About Your Body by Katie Daynes

We've Got Your Number What Makes You You?

We’ve Got Your Number by Mukul Patel

What Makes You You? by Gill Arbuthnot

This Week’s Tweets, Pins and Tumbls

Here are the links I shared on my Twitter, Pinterest, and Tumblr accounts this week that I think are pretty cool:

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12 Irrefutable, Amazing Reasons We Need More Diversity In Books #kidlit

Children’s Books. Still an All-White World? | School Library Journal #kidlit

Our kids’ grey matter is neither pink nor blue – when will book publishers realise this? – The Independent #kidlit

Pioneers in Pigtails: Remembering the First Heroines Who Made Us Mighty| Megan Jean Sovern | #kidlit


Take Your Bookshelf Anywhere: BitLit Gives Readers an eBook Version of a Book They Already Own | BetaKit #ebooks


Disabled Characters in YA Literature | School Library Journal #yalit

‘The Fault in Our Stars’ Author John Green on Fandom and His Favorite YA Romances – The Wire #yalit

What’s Old is New: Recent YA Books with Allusions to Classic Lit | SLJ Spotlight | School Library Journal #yalit

YA LGBTQ Novels Where the Focus Isn’t Coming Out – Small Avalanches #LGBTQ #yalit

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