The shortlist has been announced for the Royal Society Young People's Book Prize 2018. The Prize aims to inspire young people to read about science and promotes the writing of excellent, accessible books for under-14s.
The six best books are chosen by an expert adult judging panel and then handed over to groups of young people across the UK to choose a winner. The groups can be formed anywhere, from schools and libraries to youth groups, scout/brownies or science centres. All participating groups have an equal say in deciding the winner, and their judging packs are then collated to determine the overall winner.
The story behind the most ambitious Mars mission yet with Curiosity, the Mars rover, guiding you across the deserts of the red planet. Through stunning art and fascinating diagrams, you'll see how a robot travelled 350,000 miles to explore Mars.
With experiments, explanations and top tips for drawing optic arts, you can fool your brain and amaze your friends. Filled with puzzles and diagrams, you'll learn the science at work behind these incredible illusions.
Travel back in time to explore the world when dinosaurs were alive. You'll learn how they evolved, what the different types looked like and how they lived. Unfolding maps and flats reveal illustrations and facts, and you'll be able to see how you measure up against amazing life-sized photographs!
The story of how humans went from just looking at space, to being up there! From Galileo's telescope to the Space Race to the future of space exploration, there's something for everyone, even illustrations showing the details of shuttles and spacesuits!
Highlighting the stories of 50 incredible women who have contributed throughout history to science, including women working in all areas of science, both well-known, such as Marie Curie, and lesser-known, such as Alice Ball, the African-America chemist who cured leprosy.
The perfect book for a future scientist, Scientist Academy is packed full of all different kinds of experiments to do at home.
We've created a pack full of exciting activities for all the books! With wordsearches, quizzes and spaces to keep track of all the fascinating facts, it'll keep everyone busy for hours!
All that's left is for a winner to be chosen! Now that the adult judges have chosen a shortlist, groups of young people will spend the summer reading and discussing the books, and will choose the winner in November. Which book do you think should win?
Talk about the books with the young people in your life, and tell us which books they are most excited about on Twitter using #YoungSciBooks.
Find out more about the prize on the Royal Society website.
Take a look at the winning book from 2017, Home Lab by Robert Winston (DK).