Information Book Award Shortlist Announced!

IBA Illus WEBThe School Library Association is delighted to announce the very first shortlist in this exciting new prize!  This new prize will also include an exciting opportunity for schools to take part in the Children’s Choice voting in September.  The first award ceremony will take place in November 2011 and is sponsored by Hachette Children’s Books and is supported by Peters Bookselling Services. 

The Information Book Award will be an annual event and is a major development for information books, being designed to support school libraries and to reinforce the importance of non-fiction whilst highlighting the high standard of resources available.

The judges have looked at a wide field of nominations and have produced a particularly strong and varied selection of titles for the shortlist, these are –

Under 7s

  • Let’s Ride a Bike by Ruth Walton.  Franklin Watts ISBN 9780749688578
  • My Very First Art Book by Rosie Dickins and Sarah Courtland illus Gus Gordon.  Usborne ISBN 9781409522850
  • The Great Big Book of Families by Mary Hoffman, illus Ros Asquith Frances Lincoln ISBN 9781845079994


  • Animals at the Edge by Jonathan and Marilyn Baillie  Franklin Watts ISBN 9780749694814
  • How the World Works by Christiane Dorion illus Beverley Young. Templar ISBN 9781848771895
  • The Murderous Maths of Everything by Kjartan Poskitt illus Rob Davis. Scholastic ISBN 9781407103679


  • How to Make a Universe with 92 Ingredients by Adrian Dingle Scholastic ISBN 9781407117911
  • Stories about Gangs and Bullying by Michaela Miller Franklin Watts ISBN 9781445100722
  • The Life and Times of William Shakespeare by Kristen McDermott and Ari Berk Templar ISBN 9781840111583

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Information Book Award Shortlist

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