Isabel studied Human Sciences at the University of Oxford. She has written more than 150 books about science for children and teenagers, and has been shortlisted for the Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize, the Association of Science Education Book of the Year, and the Blue Peter Book Awards. Her critically-acclaimed picture book Moth: An Evolution Story, illustrated by Daniel Egnéus, has been nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2019 and was named a Financial Times Book of Summer 2018 and a Books for Keeps Book of 2018.
Isabel also writes for the Wellcome Trust’s Explorify website, children’s science magazines Whizz Pop Bang and The Week Junior Science+Nature, and creates content for science outreach projects, including www.dementiaexplained.org, Expedition 8848 and Oxford University’s Parents for STEM Futures project, inspiring children from diverse backgrounds to pursue science careers.
Isabel blogs and vlogs about primary literacy and science education for Oxford Owl and Oxford Education, and blogs for The Writers’ And Artists’ Yearbook. She lives in Cambridge, where she is a primary school governor and parent to three young sons.
- Five ways to encourage reluctant readers
- Five ideas to fire up children’s non-fiction writing power
- The power of stories – National Non-fiction November
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