The Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize 2021

Every year the Royal Society invites schools and youth groups to take part in judging panels across the UK, to pick the winner of the Young People’s Book Prize. During the Autumn Term a group of Tadcaster Grammar School students, from Year 8 through to Year 10, formed a judging panel, to read and review the following books:

100 Things You Need To Know About Saving the Planet
Agent Asha: Mission Shark Bytes
I am a Book. I am a portal to the Universe.
I Ate Sunshine for Breakfast.
Under the Stars.

They voted on ease of reading; interest; the look and feel of the book and on whether the book inspired its reader; their votes were sent to the Royal Society by way of a voting slip and a video presentation. Today (8th March 22) the Royal Society announced the winner of the Young People’s Book Prize. The winner is ‘I am a Book. I am a portal to the Universe’ written by Stefanie Posavec and Miriam Quick. We are delighted to say that this is the book our judging panel chose, unanimously, as its winner. Our students commented that the book was: ‘very well presented and helps all ages understand the world of science’; ‘it is colourful, perfect size and weight to handle and contains fun facts – some of the words being the same size as the animals they describe!’, with a final comment of ‘we love everything about it!’. A well deserved winner. All the books are available to borrow from the school library.