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The Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize shortlist was announced in May, and includes six excellent books that communicate the joy and wonder of science to young people. Judging of these books is currently underway in schools and youth groups around the UK, with over 1000 young people taking part.
Before the winner is announced in December bring your children along to One Culture: the Royal Society Festival of Literature and the Arts, where they can find out more about some of the shortlisted books and meet some of the people involved in bringing science to life.
Join Mick Manning, author and co-illustrator of the shortlisted 'What Mr Darwin Saw', as he takes you on a tour of Darwin's voyage on HMS Beagle. His travels and discoveries will be brought to life through illustration and story-telling, culminating in his theory of evolution.Specialising in fun, lively non-fiction picture books, Mick Manning and Brita Granström have perfected their unique approach to children's books over eighteen years. Sharing the illustrations between them and mixing up words and pictures in all sorts of inventive and delightful ways they have won many awards, including the Smarties Silver Award and the English Association Award. Mick and Brita are married with four young sons. They spend their time between the north of England and Brita's homeland of Sweden. When not working on books, they like to paint, canoe and explore the natural world. Their other books for Frances Lincoln include the award winning Taff in the WAAF, Tail-End Charlie, Dino-Dinners and Nature Adventures.
Please note: children must be supervised by a parent, guardian or other responsible adult at all times and no adults will be admitted without an accompanying child.
This event is aimed at those between the ages of 8 and 14.
Saturday 1 October 2011, 11:30am - 12:15pmLibrary, the Royal Society.
Admission is free.
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