Eye Benders: The Science of Seeing and Believing, by Clive Gifford, won the Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize 2014.
Each year the Royal Society awards a prize to the best book that communicates science to young people. The prize aims to inspire young people to read about science and promotes the best science writing for the under-14s.
by Clive Gifford with consultant Anil Seth (Ivy Kids)
The judges said: “Warning: this book will try to trick you! It is full of optical illusions you can try for yourself, and we love how interactive this is. What this book does really well is explain each trick of the eye through the science behind it. Both fascinating and fun.”
What makes you YOU? by Gill Arbuthnott (A&C Black – an imprint of Bloomsbury)
How Animals Live, by Christiane Dorion (Templar Publishing)
Eye Benders: the science of seeing and believing, by Clive Gifford with consultant Anil Seth (Ivy Kids)
We’ve Got Your Number, by Mukul Patel (Kingfisher)
The Usborne Big Book of Stars and Planets, by Emily Bone (Usborne)
Lift-the-Flap Questions and Answers about Your Body, by Katie Daynes (Usborne)