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Get creative with hands on family activities inspired by the shortlist of the Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize 2017

Join our scientists from the University of Hull for an afternoon filled with fun and take part in exciting drop-in activities, surprising science experiments, arts and crafts and browse the fantastic 2017 shortlist. Once you have had a look at all the books, you will also have the unique opportunity to cast your vote for the winner of the prize, announced in November 2017.

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How can I get involved in the Royal Society Young People's Book Prize?

The Royal Society Young People's Book Prize celebrates the best books that get young people under 14 engaged with science and reading. 

Once a shortlist of 6 books is chosen by a panel of experts, we send the books to schools and youth groups across the country, who judge the books and tell us their winner. The groups can be formed anywhere, from schools to science centres and scouts/brownies to youth groups. The winner is announced at an award ceremony each November.

Applications to assemble a group to take part in the 2018 prize will open in January 2018. Please visit Royal Society Young People's Book Prize for more information or contact us at to be reminded of the call for entries.