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Discovering science through children’s non-fiction picture books

Nano book illustration, credit Melissa Castron

Event schedule details

Saturday 9 October

16.15-17.15

Event location details

Room LT200

Imperial College London

 

Illustrators and writers celebrate the transformative power of an overlooked section of children’s literature to communicate science.

Non-fiction picture books are often overlooked in children's literature, but can be transformative in introducing scientific concepts to a new generation. Join the illustrator and writer of the picture book Nano for a live reading and a discussion of how they brought science out of the lab, onto the page and into young people’s imaginations.  

Physicist Dr Jess Wade, the author, will be joined by award-winning artist Melissa Castrillon who brought Jess’s explanations of materials science at the nanoscale to life in ‘Nano’. 

Image credit: Melissa Castrillon

Event categories

  • Adults
  • Talks and tours
Nano book illustration, credit Melissa Castron