Nibweb member Clive Gifford is the 2014 Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize winner (announced on 17 November). ‘Eyebenders’ uses optical illusions ‘to explain the science behind how they work and how they trick your brain. More than 1000 young people voted for Clive’s book, from a shortlist of six titles. Writing for the Royal Society’s blog, Clive says: ‘The Royal Society is a byword for scientific excellence …. Being associated in any small way with such an august institution is a phenomenal honour.’
He adds: ‘I firmly believe that the best children’s information books can be as exciting, atmospheric and provoking as any novel or movie. Good science writing … can act as a crucial window onto the world … It can … generate interest which may turn into a lifelong passion.‘
Nibweb member Clive Gifford receives the Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize.
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