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The Royal Society Young People's Book Prize celebrates the best books that communicate science to young people.
This book prize celebrates the best books that communicate science to young people.
The prize is for books written for young people aged up to 14. Science must be a substantial aspect of the book's content, narrative or theme.
Science Experiments by Robert Winston won the prize in 2012. You can see all the past winners and shortlisted books here.
Publishers are invited to submit entries by February each year. Each shortlisted book receives a monetary prize.
An adult panel selects a shortlist of six books. The winning book is then chosen from the shortlist by judging panels of young people from across the UK.
Members of the judging panel from Boston Spa School.
The previous winners are listed below. A list of previous shortlisted entries and a list of all previous judges are also available.
We also award the Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books which celebrates outstanding popular science books from around the world.
Winnerwill be announced in November 2013
Shortlistwas announced in May 2013
The winning book is chosen by groups of young people from across the UK. Find out more about taking part in a judging panel.
Robert Winston & Ian Graham: 'Science Experiments' (2012)
Christiane Dorion & Beverley Young: 'How the world works' (2011)
Rebecca Gilpin & Leonie Pratt: 'The big book of science things to make and do' (2008)
'Can You Feel the Force?' (2007)
Kate Petty, Jennie Maizels and Corina Fletcher
'Global Garden' (2006)
'What Makes Me Me?' (2005)
Nick Arnold and Tony De Saulles
'Really Rotten Experiments' (2004)
'The DK Guide to the Oceans' (2003)
'DK Guide to The Human Body' (2002)
'DK Guide to Weather' (2001)
'DK Guide to Space' (2000)
'The Usborne Complete Book of the Microscope' (1999)
'The Kingfisher Book of Oceans' (1998)
'Horrible Science: Blood, Bones and Body Bits and Ugly Bugs' (1997)
'The World of Weather' (1996)
'The Most Amazing Pop-Up Science Book' (1995)
'The Ultimate Dinosaur Book' (1994)
'Eyewitness Science: Evolution' (1994)
Rebecca Heddle and Paul Shipton
'Science with Weather' (1994)
'Mighty Microbes' (1993)
'How Nature Works' (1992)
'The Amazing Voyage of the Cucumber Sandwich' (1992)
Fran Balkwill and Mic Rolph
'Cells are Us and Cell Wars' (1991)
'The Giant Book of Space' (1990)
'Starting Point Science: What Makes a Flower Grow?' (1990)
'The Way Things Work' (1989)
'Science Alive - Living Things' (1988)