Maker Lab and the Kardashians …

Well, my book Maker Lab (called Home Lab in the UK) has skyrocketed up to number 72 in the bestsellers list, all thanks to Kim Kardashian’s model sister Kendall Jenner! Kendall bought the book for Kim’s daughter North’s fourth birthday – and she even bought the ingredients for each of her four favourite activities from the book….

Royal Society Prize shortlist

I’m delighted to announce that Home Lab (the UK title of ‘Maker Lab’) has been shortlisted for this year’s Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize – along with some other great books. Find out more by following this link.

More praise for Maker Lab

Well, Maker Lab is going from strength to strength. It’s been nominated for two awards, and here’s high praise indeed from the wonderfully enthusiastic Janet Joy Wilson, from Global News.  

The Cell … and The Atom

I was delighted to learn a few weeks ago that my book The Cell, published by the lovely people at Ivy Press, in association with Chicago University Press, is a finalist in the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s ‘Excellence in Science Books Prize’. The other finalists are amazing, so just being picked is a great honour….

Royal Society of Biology Book Awards

I’m honoured to find out that “Cell” has been shortlisted for this year’s Royal Society of Biology’s Book Awards, in the General Biology category. I have only seen a couple of the other books, and there is certainly stiff competition.  

Book launch – in NYC

Well, Maker Lab seems to be selling really well, and the good folks at DK NYC have organised a launch event for the book in the new school year. It’ll be at the Powerhouse Arena, Main Street, Brooklyn on Sunday September 25th. Follow this link for all the details: book launch details. Maybe see you there!…

Maker Lab

My book of 28 activities, Maker Lab (called ‘Home Lab’ in the UK), is published by DK in July 2016. I’ll be in New York to promote the book at the end of September, to co-incide with the New York Maker Faire (can’t wait to go there). Meanwhile, here’s a sneak preview of one of the projects from the book,…

The Cell

I’m very excited to say that ‘The Cell’ is the number one bestseller in cell biology on Will check out how it’s doing elsewhere – and hope we can get this book into the hands of as many ‘inspirable’ minds as possible, so they might knowledgeably appreciate the beauty of what goes on inside every living cell.  

Intricate wonders …

“A cell is just a mixture of molecules, a cocktail of chemicals, inside a little bag. Despite the unambitious simplicity of that description, and the tiny size of a typical cell, intricate wonders lie within.” – from the introduction of ‘The Cell’ by Jack Challoner. Publication date about one month away.