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Information Book Award 2015

Award Ceremony

New York and ShackletonThe winners of the Information Book Award 2015 were announced on 11 November 2015 at the "6th Story" roof cafe, Carmelite House, London.

The overall winner chosen by the judges was Shackleton's Journey by William Grill, published by Flying Eye Books; whilst the Children’s Choice winner was Pop-Up New York by Jennie Maizels published by Walker Books.

Winners Roof IBA (1076)Thanks to all the authors, illustrators and publishers who participated, and special thanks to our sponsor, Hachette Children's Books, who hosted the award ceremony at their London HQ.

Category winners

Grill Plate IBA (1055)Judges' Choice Winners

0-7 Winner

  • Tiny: The Invisible World of Microbes by Nicola Davies & Emily Sutton - Walker ISBN 978 1 4063 4104 1

7-12 Winner

  • Shackleton's Journey by William Grill - Flying Eye Books ISBN 978 1 909263 10 9

12-16 Winner

  • The Teenage Guide to Stress by Nicola Morgan - Walker ISBN 978 1 4063 5314 3

Overall Winner

  • Shackleton's Journey by William Grill - Flying Eye Books ISBN 978 1 909263 10 9


Maizel Plaque IBA (1053)Children's Choice Winners

0-7 Winner

  • Ali's Story: His Journey from Afghanistan by Salvador Maldonado & Andy Glynne - BBC Learning/Wayland ISBN 978 0 7502 7887 4

7-12 Winner

  • Pop-Up New York by Jennie Maizels - Walker ISBN 978 1 4063 4945 0

12-16 Winner

  • The Teenage Guide to Stress by Nicola Morgan - Walker ISBN 978 1 4063 5314 3

Overall Children's Choice Winner

  • Pop-Up New York by Jennie Maizels - Walker ISBN 978 1 4063 4945 0

Shakespeare IBA (1021)A Special Mention and Commendation was given for The Comedy, History and Tragedy of William Shakespeare by Anna Claybourne, Adria Meserve and Timothy Knapman (Franklin Watts ISBN 978 1 4451 3187 0)

Information Book Award 2015 - Short List

The SLA Information Book Award received a wide range of submissions for consideration for the 2015 award. The short list for each age category was:

Under 7

  • Tiny: The Invisible World of Microbes by Nicola Davies & Emily Sutton - Walker ISBN 978 1 4063 4104 1
  • Welcome to the Family by Mary Hoffman & Ros Asquith - Frances Lincoln ISBN 978 1 84780 461 7
  • Ali's Story: His Journey from Afghanistan by Salvador Maldonado & Andy Glynne - BBC Learning, Wayland ISBN 978 0 7502 7887 4
  • A Walk in Paris by Salvatore Rubbino - Walker ISBN 978 1 4063 4152 2

7-12

  • Shackleton's Journey by William Grill - Flying Eye Books ISBN 978 1 909263 10 9
  • The Story of Money by Martin Jenkins & Satoshi Kitamuri - Walker ISBN 978 1 4063 2498 7
  • Pop-Up New York by Jennie Maizels - Walker ISBN 978 1 4063 4945 0
  • Animalium by Katie Scott & Jenny Broom - Big Picture Press ISBN 978 1 78370 060 8

12-16

  • The Story of Buildings by Patrick Dillon & Stephen Biesty - Walker ISBN 978 1 4063 3590 3
  • Molecules by Theodore Gray (photographs by Nick Mann) - Black Dog & Leventhal ISBN 978 1 57912 971 2
  • The Teenage Guide to Stress by Nicola Morgan - Walker ISBN 978 1 4063 5314 3

Special Mention and Commendation

  • The Comedy, History and Tragedy of William Shakespeare by Adria Meserve (ill) & Anna Claybourne with Timothy Knapman - Watts ISBN 978 1 4451 3187 0

Poster Download

An eye-catching double-sided poster to publicize the 2015 Award was included in the Autumn 2015 issue of The School Librarian and is also available here to download and print (A4 size pdf file suitable for desktop printing).

IBA 2015 Poster A4 Front

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IBA 2015 Poster A4 Back

PDF file, 3 MB

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Worksheets for 2015 Shortlist

Downloadable pdf worksheets for a selection of titles from the 2015 IBA Shortlist. Ideal for building library lessons and research sessions.

Worksheet for Ali's Story

PDF file, 182 kB

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Worksheet for Animalium

PDF file, 229 kB

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Worksheet for Welcome to the Family

PDF file, 207 kB

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Worksheet for Molecules

PDF file, 270 kB

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Worksheet for The Story of Money

PDF file, 223 kB

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Worksheet for A Walk in Paris

PDF file, 218 kB

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Worksheet for Shackleton's Journey

PDF file, 240 kB

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Sponsors

The SLA Information Book Award is run entirely on sponsorship kindly donated by friends and supporters of the Award. No money is taken from the SLA budget so all staff time, the cost of the judging, prizes for the winners and the final award ceremony must be covered by the sponsors' donations.

Hachette GroupThe SLA Information Book Award is sponsored by Hachette Children's Books and is supported by Peters Bookselling Services.