Friday, December 09, 2011

Ross wins Educational Writers' Award

The £2,000 Educational Writers' Award 2011 has gone to Moon: Apollo 11 and Beyond . . . The Ultimate Guide to Our Nearest Neighbour by Stewart Ross (OUP).
The prize, which aims to celebrate educational writing that encourages creativity and wide reading, was awarded at the winter reception of the Authors Licensing & Collecting Society (ALCS) and the Society of Authors at the House of Commons on 6th December.
The winning book is for children aged 8+, and is full of facts about the moon, covering subjects ranging from gods associated with the moon to lunar poetry and the "One small step . . . " speech made by astronaut Neil Armstrong.
The judges, children's writer Nicola Davies, teacher Chris Freudenberg and librarian Fiona Kirk, described the title as "a fascinating mix of science, history, literature and religion, with a strong and engaging authorial voice, that will appeal to a wide audience".

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