Christchurch City Libraries lists literary prize winners and links to catalogue searches, but we may not hold copies of all titles mentioned.
The Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize celebrates the best books that communicate science to young people under 14 years of age. The prize is worth ₤10,000 to the winning author and ₤1,000 to each of the shortlisted authors.
In 1988 and 1989 the prize was known as the “Science Books Prize Junior Prize”; from 1990-2000 it was known as the “Rhône-Poulenc Prize for Science Books Junior Prize”; from 2001-2006 it was known as the “Aventis Prize for Science Books Junior Prize”; and in 2007 and 2008 as the “Royal Society Prize for Science Books Junior Prize”.
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Planetarium: Welcome to the Museum Raman Prinja, illustrated by Chris Wormell
Optical Illusions Gianni A. Sarcone and Marie-Jo Waeber
Home lab Robert Winston
How Machines Work David Macaulay.
Utterly amazing science Robert Winston
Eye benders: the science of seeing and believing Clive Gifford
Look inside space Rob Lloyd Jones
Science experiments Robert Winston and Ian Graham
How the world works Christiane Dorion and Beverley Young
Prize not awarded
Prize not awarded
Big book of science things to make and do Rebecca Gilpin, Leonie Pratt and illustrator Josephine Thompson.
Can you feel the force? Richard Hammond
The global garden Kate Petty, Jennie Maizels and Corina Fletcher
What makes me me? Robert Winston
Really rotten experiments Nick Arnold, illustrated by Tony De Saulles
DK Guide to the oceans Dr Frances Dipper
DK Guide to the human body Richard Walker
DK Guide to weather Michael Allaby
DK Guide to space Peter Bond
The Usborne complete book of the microscope Kirsteen Rogers
The Kingfisher book of oceans David Lambert
The world of weather Chris Maynard
The most amazing pop-up science book Jay Young
- Eyewitness Guide: evolution Linda Gamlin
- Science with weather Rebecca Heddle and Paul Shipton
- The ultimate dinosaur book David Lambert
Mighty microbes Thompson Yardley
The amazing voyage of the cucumber sandwich Peter Rowan
Starting Point Science Series:
What makes a flower grow?/What makes it rain?/What’s under the ground?/Where does electricity come from? Susan Mayes
The giant book of space Ian Ridpath
The way things work David Macauley and Neil Ardley
Science alive - living things Robin Kerrod