Discovering science through children’s non-fiction picture books


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