Young People’s Book Prize

The 2021 Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize winner was announced this week.  The Young People’s Book Prize  supports the writing of excellent, accessible STEM books for under-14s.  The Prize is unique in that the winner is selected by young people at schools across the country, from a shortlist selected by an adult judging panel – this year including volcanologist Katharine Cashman, BBC broadcaster Gabby Logan, award-winning author Sharna Jackson, teacher Robin James and chemist Andy Jupp.

The winner is I Am a Book. I Am a Portal to the Universe .by Stefanie Posavec and Miriam Quick (Particular Books).  It’s a book that invites an interactive approach to reading, probably best appreciated by the 8 – 12 age range, although this engaging book will be enjoyed by a wide age range.



The other books on the shortlist are:

100 things to know about saving the planet, by Rose Hall et al (Usborne)

Agent Asha: Mission Shark Bytes, by Sophie Deen, illustrated by Anjan Sarkar (Walker Books)

I ate sunshine for breakfast: a celebration of plants around the world, by Michael Holland, illustrated by Philip Giordano (Flying Eye)

Inventors: incredible stories of the world’s most ingenious inventions, by Robert Winston , illustrated by Jessamy Hawke (DK Children)

Under the Stars: astrophysics for everyone, by  Lisa Harvey-Smith, illustrated by Mel Matthews (World Scientific)








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