2010 Archive Best Educational Book

Pearson Award for Best Educational Book

Shortlist 2010

Year 9 GraphicsDesigner Book Design Ltd
Title Year 9 Graphics by Paul Bourdot
Publisher Cengage Learning
Format 210mm x 148mm, 64pp, spiral bound paperback with separate pad of 420mm x 210mm worksheets
Judges’ comments Logical, unfussy and economical, its layout and illustrations maintain an accessible feeling that is at once serious and stimulating. A student would not be put off the course when looking through this. It exemplifies the design qualities an educational book should have, being clear, informative and consistent, and is thus a worthy winner.
Geography on the EdgeDesigner Cheryl Rowe, Macarn Design
Title Geography on the Edge by Justin Peat and John Lockyer
Publisher Cengage Learning
Format 297mm x 210mm, 264pp, paperback
Judges’ comments The complex graphics, tables and text are held together by coloured backgrounds and graphic elements that subtly carry through the cover’s lava-flow concept. It is consistently stimulating and never tedious.
Get GrowingDesigner Anna Seabrook
Title Get Growing by AUTHOR
Publisher Random House (NZ)
Format 200mm x 185mm, 64pp, paperback
Judges’ comments This book effectively uses the device of a notebook within a book. It conveys the ideas of fun and creativity through a design that has all the elements to entice children to pick it up, read it and get enthused about gardening. The combinations of type and illustration, evoking handwriting and crayons, make a potentially dry subject feel friendly and accessible.

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