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The Young People's Book Prize

Logo for the Royal Society Young People's Book Prize 2023

The Young People's Book Prize aims to promote literacy in young people and 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.

A shortlisting panel made up of scientists, a BAFTA-winning TV presenter and NHS doctor, 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.

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 on Tuesday 19 March 2024. Find out more about how to watch the livestream here.

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The 2023 shortlist

About the prize

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