by Isabel Thomas, illustrated by Esme Lonsdale (Oxford University Press)
The judges said: “We love this book because it’s a book about the future and it encourages curiosity and thinking for yourself. It’s about how the reader of this book can learn from what’s gone before, what other scientists have achieved and asks how you might change the world to make it a better place or make it safer or to get us to the moon… It shows how things can become quite surprising when it comes to science – including a chapter called ‘avoid being boiled alive’. It’s got some great top tips: don’t be too quick to accept the way things are being done, question whether there’s a better way. I think a book that encourages you not to be afraid to think outside the box has got to be a good thing.”
Living with chimps, experimenting with exploding eggs and delving into dinosaur dung... Do you have what it takes to become a scientist? How to Change the World looks at the exciting stories behind the greatest scientific breakthroughs, and the people who made them. Discover the secrets of their success and learn how you can change the world too!