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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


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’. 

This event is taking place in South Kensington and will also be live streamed so that you can tune in to watch live online from your home. When selecting your ticket, please be careful to check whether you have a ticket to join us at the event in South Kensington or to watch along online.

Register now for free

Image credit: Melissa Castrillon

Event categories

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