UCLan Publishing and The BIS are proud to announce the winners of the first STEAM Children’s Book Prize!
Best Information Book: How Does a Lighthouse Work? by Roman Belyaev (BSmall)
Best Early Years Book: How the Borks Became by Jonathan Emmet and Elys Dolan (Otter-Barry Books)
Best Middle Grade Book: The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day by Christopher Edge (Nosy Crow)
Best YA Book: White Rabbit Red Wolf by Tom Pollock (Walker Books)
Overall Winner: The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day by Christopher Edge (Nosy Crow)
Winner of the Your Choice Award: Battle of the Beetles by M.G. Leonard (Chicken House)
The winners were decided on 15th of June at The British Interplanetary Society. Going through the stellar shortlist was no easy feat. Judge Charlotte Eyre commented:
“Getting children and young people excited about STEAM subjects via fiction is no easy task but all of the winners of this year’s awards demonstrate the huge amount of talent UK authors have in this area. Each prize-winning title deserves a place in homes, schools and libraries across the country.”
We’d like to thank all the publishers and authors for supporting us in our first year. The aim of the prize is to highlight the importance of STEAM subjects (science, technology, engineering, arts, maths) and praise the publishing industry and authors for championing them. By providing children with engaging, fun and exciting literature, they’ll hopefully be inspired to take an interest in STEAM further into their education.
Submissions for the 2020 prize will be open in September 2019.