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Young People's Book Prize

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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.

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Winner 2015

Utterly Amazing ScienceUtterly Amazing Science, by Robert Winston

Utterly Amazing Science by Robert Winston has won the Young People's Book Prize 2015.

The winner was chosen by over 1,500 young people in Judging Panels around the country and the Prize was presented at a prestigious award ceremony at the Eden Project in Cornwall.

The young judges said:

Destiny, 10
"This book is full of very cool facts and popups."

Asma, 12
"This book is scientifically awesome! Even my 15 year-old sister liked it!"

Meg, 9
"What a brilliant book, I'm definitely going to read it all."

Adam, 11
"Creative, imaginative, fact-filled and fun." 

Matthew, 12
"An utterly amazing book, with fun radiating from it! Every page is a new adventure." 

Chrystabelle, 12
"This book is an absolute winner. I enjoyed reading it from cover to cover as it's well written yet easy to read, colourful and full of interesting information."

Mariusz, 12,
"It wants me to go and do science! And the pop-ups are great too."

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

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)