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Young People's Book Prize

Scientist, TV presenter and author Robert Winston’s book Home Lab has been chosen by children as the winning book for the Royal Society’s Young People’s Book Prize 2017 which celebrates the best books that communicate science to young people.

A shortlist of six fantastic books was chosen by a panel of adult judges from entries submitted by publishers, before 3,000 young people from over 300 schools and youth groups all across the UK cast votes for their favourite science book. 

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Shortlist 2017

About the prize