Idan Ben-Barak and Julian Frost's fabulous book on microbes, Do Not Lick This Book has just won the Children's Book Council of Australia's Eve Pownall Award for Information Books! This award for non-fiction writing is part of the CBCA's widely recognised Book of the Year Awards.
I was lucky enough to interview Idan recently for One More Page, and he was incredibly engaging. His interview is a fascinating look behind the scenes of the creation of science books for kids. If you'd like to listen to our Science Week episode, which featured Idan and his wonderful book, visit