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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CHILDREN’S LIT

12 Irrefutable, Amazing Reasons We Need More Diversity In Books http://buff.ly/1nYx74W #kidlit

Children’s Books. Still an All-White World? | School Library Journal http://buff.ly/1mvy4lI #kidlit

Our kids’ grey matter is neither pink nor blue – when will book publishers realise this? – The Independent http://buff.ly/1mvA6Cm #kidlit

Pioneers in Pigtails: Remembering the First Heroines Who Made Us Mighty| Megan Jean Sovern | http://buff.ly/1myuuCU #kidlit

EBOOKS

Take Your Bookshelf Anywhere: BitLit Gives Readers an eBook Version of a Book They Already Own | BetaKit http://buff.ly/1s2uA7t #ebooks

TEEN READS

Disabled Characters in YA Literature | School Library Journal http://buff.ly/SF7uta #yalit

‘The Fault in Our Stars’ Author John Green on Fandom and His Favorite YA Romances – The Wire http://buff.ly/1qfApma #yalit

What’s Old is New: Recent YA Books with Allusions to Classic Lit | SLJ Spotlight | School Library Journal http://buff.ly/1mvAVv0 #yalit

YA LGBTQ Novels Where the Focus Isn’t Coming Out – Small Avalanches http://buff.ly/1nT5PwD #LGBTQ #yalit

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