Shortlisted entries

The Royal Society has awarded a junior book prize since 1988 with the aim of encouraging the writing, publishing and reading of good and accessible books that communicate science to young people. In 1988 and 1989 the prize was known as 'the 'Science Books Prize Junior Prize', from 1990-2000 it was known as the 'Rhône-Poulenc Prize for Science Books Junio Prize', from 2001-2006 it was known as the ‘Aventis Prize for Science Books Junior Prize’ and in 2007 and 2008 as the ‘Royal Society Prize for Science Books Junior Prize’.