2011 Educational Writers’ Award Winner Announced
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The winner of the 2011 Educational Writers’ Award is Moon: Apollo 11 and Beyond…The Ultimate Guide to Our Nearest Neighbour by Stewart Ross.
The Educational Writers’ Award was established in 2008 by ALCS and The Society of Authors to celebrate educational writing that inspires creativity and encourages students to read widely and build up their understanding of a subject beyond the requirements of exam specifications.
The 2011 Award focused on books for 5-11 year olds, published in 2009 and 2010. Moon beat off strong competition from the other three books on the shortlist. They were Nick Baker’s Bug Zoo by Nick Baker (Dorling Kindersley); Gorilla Journal by Carolyn Franklin (Salariya Book Company) and Mission: Explore by The Geography Collective (Can of Worms Press).
The judges - children’s writer Nicola Davies; teacher Chris Freudenberg and librarian Fiona Kirk – praised Moon as “A fascinating mix of science, history, literature and religion, with a strong and engaging authorial voice”.