Resource type: Book awards
Price band: Free
Key stage: KS1, KS2, KS3
Region(s): All of UK
The Young People’s Book Prize is an annual award sponsored by The Royal Society. Its purpose is to support the writing of high quality, accessible STEM books for under-14s, and to encourage young people to read about science.
The shortlist is selected by an adult judging panel but the winner is chosen by judging panels made up of young people in schools, libraries or science centres across the country. All student judging panels receive a free set of the shortlisted titles and a judging pack with information to help them take part.
See the winner of the 2022 Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize here.
- Registration to be one of the student judging panels for the 2023 Young People’s Book Prize opens on 4th September and closes on Saturday 30th September.
- The shortlist will be announced in November and student judging will run until March 2024.
- The winner will be announced in April 2024.
About The Royal Society: The Royal Society is the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence. Its purpose is to recognise, promote and support excellence in science, and to encourage the development and use of science for the benefit of humanity.
- The Royal Society provides a set of free resources to accompany the shortlisted titles on their website. The resources contain easy to implement activities and experiments that support the primary science, maths and computing curricula.
- Find past winners and shortlisted titles here.
- Find out more about one teacher’s experience of running a young judges panel and the benefits of getting involved in our blog.
- Other children’s book awards for non-fiction include the SLA Information Book Award, and the UKLA Information Book Award.
- Other book awards that offer an opportunity for young people to vote for their favourite title(s) include the FCBG Children’s Book Award, the Yoto Carnegie Shadowing Scheme, the Excelsior Award, the Laugh Out Loud Book Awards, the SLA Information Book – Children’s Choice Awards, and the Spark! School Book Awards.