‘How Machines Work’ wins Royal Society young people’s book prize
In the UK, David Macaulay’s How Machines Work (Dorling Kindersley) has won the Royal Society young people’s book prize for the best science books for children, reports the Guardian. Macaulay’s picture book about a sloth who constructs elaborate inventions to outwit his zookeeper uses pop-ups and pull-outs to demonstrate simple mechanics. The £10,000 (A$16,780) prize is judged by adults and schoolchildren across the UK. One of the judges, James, aged 12, said the book was written in ‘the best format there is with all the scientific principles wrapped up in a story’. For more information about the prize, click here.