How would you like the chance to help decide the winner of the Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize?  We are on the hunt for groups of budding bookworms to judge the winner of their 2013 prize for the best science book for readers aged up to 14.

Over the past few months, publishers across the UK have been submitting their best recent books that communicate science to young people.  The books may be factual or fictional, just as long as they make science exciting – no textbooks or encyclopaedias will be allowed!

Out of the many books submitted, a panel of adult judges will narrow down the choice to a shortlist of six books.  The next part is where you come in: groups of young people up and down the country will discuss these shortlisted books and vote for the winner.  Participation is open to any groups who are able to read and discuss the shortlist and vote for their favourite.

So, if you’re a member of an after school club, reading group, or any other type of youth group, the Royal Society wants to invite YOU to help to decide the winner of this year’s book prize.   If you’d like your group to take part, please get your group leader to visit our Book Prize web pages to find out more.  Entries to participate must be received by Monday 29 April 2013.

Previous prize winners have included Science experiments by Robert Winston and Ian Graham, How the world works by Christiane Dorion and Beverley Young and Can you feel the force? by Richard Hammond.

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