Young People’s Book Prize

The Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize 2014 is now underway and groups of young people from across the UK will choose a winner.

Young People's Book Prize

Each year the Royal Society awards a prize to the best book that communicates science to young people. The prize aims to inspire young people to read about science and promotes the best science writing for the under-14s.

All of the entries for the 2014 prize have now been collected and an adult panel will select the best six books to make up the shortlist.

The winner will be selected from the shortlist by its intended audience: groups of young people from across the UK.

Register your judging panel to include your school or youth group in this exciting process.

The prize is for books written for young people aged up to 14 that have science as a substantial aspect of their content, narrative or theme.

Publishers were invited to submit entries by 31 January. Each shortlisted book receives a monetary prize.

Members of a 2013 judging panel from Boston Spa School.

The Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize 2013

Look Inside Space, by Rob Lloyd Jones, won the 2013 Royal Society Young People's Book Prize.

Look Inside Space was described by judges as a ‘fantastically interactive book for younger children’ that revealed the secrets of the Universe.

You can also see all six shortlisted books from 2013, along with the judges’ comments.

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.

Royal Society Young People's Book Prize

Winner 2013
Look Inside Space by Rob Lloyd Jones

Shortlist 2013
See all six shortlisted books

Judging panels

The winning book is chosen by groups of young people from across the UK. Find out more about taking part in a judging panel.