Gillespie news: Book Prize

The Royal Society Young Person’s Book Prize


Us reading the books and judging them

Each year the Royal Society invites children to judge six books chosen by adults. We needed to choose the best one for the competition. We had to select our favourite books and judge them with different criteria such as how easy it is to read and if it appeals to you. To help us decide we rated them out of five stars and counted up our results to see what was our favourite book. Sometimes we didn’t agree and we had to compare the number of ratings that people gave so that we could pick the score.


Our favourite book was Rebel Science by Dan Green. It is set out in different sections with fun pictures to help understand. It contains lots of interesting stories and facts about different scientists and their investigations. The other books are just about one thing. Rebel Science is set out nicely and is exciting to read.

Written by Kiri (Y5)

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One Response to Gillespie news: Book Prize

  1. Reblogged this on dangreenbooks and commented:
    I love this blog from the girls and boys at Gillespie Primary School, who were judging the entries for this year’s Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize. And… they chose my book Rebel Science as their favourite! Blush blush.

    They said: “The other books are just about one thing. Rebel Science is set out nicely and is exciting to read.” Thanks guys!

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