The Royal Society Young People's Book Prize 2016

The Royal Society celebrates the best books that communicate science to young people. 

The Shortlist

The Winner - How Machines Work

How Machines Work
By David Macaulay

What the judges said, '“This book isn’t just dry pages about what engineering is. It’s a very exciting story about a sloth that has to get somewhere and in order to get to where he’s going he has to build levers, he has to build bridges. Each of the pages is about how he designs a solution to a problem - just what an engineer must do.”