Young People’s Book Prize

From The Royal Society

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 shortlist for the 2022 Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize here.


  • Registration to be one of the student judging panels opens in the summer term and runs until the end of June.
  • The shortlist is announced in September and the student judging runs until January of the following year.
  • The winner is announced in March.

Cost: Free.

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.

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Logo for Young People's Book Prize 2022