Monthly Archives: October 2019

With thanks to

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Nibweb (the network for children’s non-fiction writers) would like to thank the following organisations for making this website possible:
The National Union of Journalists
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and
The Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society
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Nibweb members would also like to thank illustrator Penny Ives for her work for this site. See more of Penny’s work at: http://www.swillustrators.co.uk/ and http://pennyivesillustrator.blogspot.co.uk/

 

Up for The Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize

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Nibweb writer Anna Claybourne – with 150 titles to her name – is on the shortlist for this prestigious award. It’s called Science Makers: Making with States of Matter.

The publisher explains that the book invites young people to ‘learn all about states of matter by following in the footsteps of famous scientists, artists and inventors.

• Turn salt water into drinking water with Mária Telkes’ brilliant invention
• Be inspired by sculptor Néle Azevedo to create melting ice people
• Make ice cream using ice and salt like inventor Nancy Johnson, and much more!’

The winner will be announced in November – meanwhile, we’re all wishing Anna the best of luck.

Making with States of Matter is part of a series Anna’s written that ‘introduces a fascinating variety of historical and modern scientists, artists and makers and their discoveries and creations, along with instructions for a creative project inspired by each maker’s work.’

Making with States of Matter
Wayland 2018
Price: £12.99 hardback
ISBN-13: 9781526305480

The First of Everything

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Nibweb member Stewart Ross has a wonderful book just out – in good time for Christmas. Publisher Michael O’Mara describes it as: ‘A lively and highly readable account of the origins, invention and discovery of just about everything on the planet, the truly global coverage of The First of Everything ranges from the Big Bang to driverless cars …This fascinating book takes in the full sweep of human development and ingenuity over twelve millennia’

This is the book for anyone who wants to know about how the world we live in today came about – it covers everything from  the Big Bang Theory and the start of the universe to the development of  homo sapiens; health and medicine, transport, science and engineering, peace and war, and culture.

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The First of Everything by Stewart Ross
Published by Michael O’Mara
ISBN 9781789290622
£12.99 (hardback)