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Young People's Book Prize 2021 - activities and resources

These resources offer a series of activities to use alongside the six books which have been shortlisted for the Young People’s Book Prize 2021.The activities include investigations and experiments related to various topics, such as plants, biodiversity and the environment, inventions and inventors, space and the solar system, and writing algorithms and computing.

The six associated books are

  • I Ate Sunshine for Breakfast by Michael Holland, illustrated by Phillip Giordano (ISBN: 9781911171188)
  • Inventors by Robert Winston, illustrated by Jessamy Hawke (ISBN: 9780241412466)
  • Under the Stars by Lisa Harvey Smith, illustrated by Mel Matthews (ISBN: 9789811218255)
  • 100 Things to Know About Saving the Planet by Rose Hall, Jerome Martin, Alice James, Darran Stobbart, Alex Frith, Eddie Reynolds, Lan Cook, Matthew Oldham and Tom Mumbray, illustrated by Federico Mariani, Parko Polo, Dominique Byron, Dale Edwin Murray, Jake Williams and Ollie Hoff (ISBN: 9781474981835)
  • Agent Asha: Mission Shark Bytes by Sophie Deen, illustrated by Anjan Sarkar (ISBN: 9781406382723)
  • I Am a Book. I Am a Portal to the Universe. by Stefanie Posavec and Miriam Quick (ISBN: 9780241408759)

The Young People's Book Prize aims to promote literacy in young people and to inspire them to read about science. The winning book is selected by judging panels from young people at schools across the country from a shortlist curated by an adult judging panel. These resources have been created by the Centre for Industry Education Collaboration to support the Royal Society Young People's Book Prize 2021.

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