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Young People's Book Prize

The Royal Society celebrates the best books that communicate science to young people through our Young People's Book Prize.

Each year expert panel of adult judges panel choose a shortlist of their favourite science books from entries submitted by publishers. Once the six best books have been selected we hand over the task of picking a winner to those who know best – groups of young people under 14 across the UK. These groups can be formed in any setting, from schools and libraries to scouts/brownies, science centres or youth groups. They form their own judging panels, read and discuss the books and submit their verdict to us - together they decide the winner.

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