Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize: winner 2013
Look Inside Space by Rob Lloyd-Jones (Usborne Publishing) has won the Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize 2013. It was chosen from a shortlist of six by over 1000 young people from more than 100 schools and youth groups around the UK.
Professor John Goodby FRS, Chair of the adult judging panel described Rob Lloyd-Jones’ book as ‘a fantastic introduction to a popular scientific topic’, and praised it for the way the interactive element of the book appealed to the young judges. The prize was awarded at a ceremony at the Royal Society in London on the evening of Monday 11 November.
2013 Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize
Rebecca Stead has been awarded the 2013 Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize for her novel Liar and Spy. Former winner Andy Mulligan presented Stead with her award at a ceremony at the Guardian’s London offices on 23 October.
Stead is a previous winner of the Newbery Medal for her book When You Reach Me. Previous winners of the prize include Mark Haddon for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Philip Pullman for Northern Lights, Meg Rosoff for How I Live Now, and Frank Cottrell Boyce for The Unforgotten Coat.
Four books were shortlisted for the award:
David Almond, The Boy Who Swam with Piranhas (Walker Books)
John Greene, The Fault in our Stars (Penguin)
Katherine Rundell, Rooftoppers, Faber and Faber
Rebecca Stead, Liar and Spy, Andersen Press
IBBY Christmas Cards on sale now
The new IBBY Christmas card this year features a specially designed illustration by Jackie Morris and is available in packs of ten cards for £6 (including postage and packing). The text inside is a multilingual ‘Seasons Greetings’. Cards from previous years are also available in a multipack and feature illustrations by Jan Pienkowski, Michael Foreman, Shirley Hughes, Jane Ray and John Burningham. Full details of all cards are available on the new IBBY UK website: www.ibby.org.uk