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The Young People's Book Prize

The Young People's Book Prize aims to promote literacy in young people and to inspire them to read about science. It also supports the writing of excellent, accessible STEM books for under-14s. Each year, the winner is selected by judging panels made up of thousands of young people at schools across the UK from a shortlist selected by an adult panel.

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Meet the adult judging panel for 2022

2022 judging panel

Judges for the prize, an annual celebration of the best science book for under-14s, will include Bafta-nominated writer, Benidorm star, and children’s author, Nathan Bryon, as well as Izzi Howell – who won the prize in 2020 with her book Cats React to Science Facts.

They will be joined by Dorothy Hodgkin research fellow, and children's author Dr Tiffany Taylor, primary school science teacher Dr Katharine Pemberton, and this year’s judging chair, Professor Alan Wilson, a Fellow of the Royal Society who has travelled the globe to study the movement of animals, from racehorses to cheetahs.

The shortlist they choose will be announced on 13 September 2022.

Find out more about this year's panel.

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Find out more about how your school can become a judging panel.

The 2021 shortlist

About the prize

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