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Young People's Book Prize

The Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize aims to inspire young people to read about science and promotes the writing of excellent, accessible STEM books for under-14s. The Prize is unique in that the winner is selected by judging panels made up of young people across the country.

In 2018, over 6000 children from 360 schools selected Optical Illusions by Gianni A. Sarcone and Marie-Jo Waeber from a brilliant shortlist chosen by an adult judging panel.

Applications for judging panels are now open – find out more and get your school involved.

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Shortlist 2018

About the prize

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