Stephen Biesty's Incredible Body with text by Richard Platt (Dorling Kindersley pound;12.99) Science School by Mick Manning and Brita Granstrom (Kingfisher pound;9.99) Marshall Children's Guide to Astronomy by Jacqueline and Simon Mitton (Marshall pound;10.99) Big Head!: a book about your brain and your head by Pete Rowan (Bodley Head pound;12.99) Usborne Complete Book of the Microscope by Kirsteen Rogers (Usborne pound;9.99) Ask Uncle Albert: 10012 tricky science questions answered by Russell Stannard (Faber pound;4.99)
The winner of the pound;10,000 Rhone-Poulenc junior prize, which goes every year to the book that has most helped under-14s get to grips with science, will be announced on Monday. Pupils in 22 schools have been selecting from six shortlisted books.
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