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Young People's Book Prize

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Entries for publishers are now closed and will open in January 2017. 

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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. 

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.

Information for publishers

Find out how to enter the Young People's Book Prize and read the terms and conditions

Recent winners

Robert Winston: Utterly Amazing Science (2015)

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)