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Young People's Book Prize

The shortlist has been announced for the 2015 Young People's Book Prize.

Judging panels around the country are reading and deciding what should be this year's winner, which will be announced in November.

Clive Gifford was awarded the prize in 2014 for 'Eye Benders: the Science of Seeing and Believing'.

Shortlist 2015

365 Science Activities

Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor

Jake’s Bones

Night Sky Watcher

Tiny: The Invisible World of Microbes

Utterly Amazing Science

About the prize

Each year the Royal Society celebrates the best books that communicate science to young people through our Young People's Book Prize. This year's winner will be announced in November 2015.

The Prize aims to inspire young people to read about science and promotes the writing of excellent, accessible books for under-14s.

A panel of expert adult judges chooses a shortlist of six books, announced each May, before the winner is chosen by groups of young people in Judging Panels across the UK.

See all past winning and shortlisted titles and all past judges.

How to enter

The call for entries for the 2015 Royal Society Young People's Book Prize is now closed.

Find out more about the terms and conditions of the competition and check back for opening dates for 2016

Recent winners

Clive Gifford: 'Eye Benders: the science of seeing and believing' (2014)

Rob Lloyd Jones: 'Look Inside Space' (2013)

Robert Winston and Ian Graham: 'Science Experiments' (2012)

Christiane Dorion and Beverley Young: 'How the world works' (2011)