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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.

A shortlisting panel made up of scientists, an actor, a teacher, and children’s authors has whittled down dozens of titles to six of the year’s most fascinating books which can be seen below:


Young People's Book Prize 2022 logo

The 2022 shortlist

But now it’s over to the scrutinising eyes of more than 15,000 young judges, drawn from over 700 schools, science centres, and community groups from across the UK, to read and declare their champion.

The winner will be announced at an award ceremony in March 2023.

About the prize

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