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The Young People's Book Prize

Winner 2022

We are excited to announce the winner of the Young People's Book Prize 2022: 'If the World Were 100 People', by Jackie McCann and Aaron Cushley.

The winner, announced during an online award ceremony on Tuesday 7 March 2023, was selected from a shortlist of six, which can be seen below. Over 500 judging panels set up in schools, science clubs and youth groups across the UK read and reviewed the shortlisted books, each selecting their favourite.

Title cover of a book called 'If the world were 100 people', which contains the title, a cartoon map of the world surrounded by people holding the map like a parachute.

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.

Publishers can now enter their books for consideration in the Young People's Book Prize 2023. Find out how to nominate your book

Schools and youth groups can get involved with the Prize. The call for judging panels will open on Monday 17 April 2023. 

The 2022 shortlist

About the prize

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