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Information Book Award

IBA Illus WEBThe Information Book Award is an annual event, in its fourth year 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.

Information Book Award 2014 Short List Announced

We are delighted to announce the shortlist for the 2014 prize!  Schools will be invited to take part in the Children’s Choice voting from June to mid-September. The award ceremony will take place in Autumn 2014 and is sponsored by Hachette Children’s Books and supported by Peters Books & Furniture.  

Under 7s

  • Questions and Answers about Your Body: Lift the Flap by Katie Daynes, illustrated by Marie-Eve Tremblay. Usborne Publishing 9781409562108
  • The Story of Stars by Neal Layton. Hodder 9781444901122
  • What’s it like to be a Bee by Jinny Johnson. Franklin Watts 9781445121888

7-12

  • Book of Languages by Mick Webb, illustrated by Glen McBeth.  Franklin Watts 9781445116266
  • Bugs by George McGAvin, illustrated by Jim Kay. Walker Books 9781406328738
  • Get into Art: Animals by Susie Brooks. Kingfisher 9780753435762
  • Secrets of Stonehenge by Mick Manning and Brita GranstrÓ§m. Frances Lincoln 9781847803467

12-16

  • How to Draw Like a Fashion Designer by Dennis Norhdruft and Celia Joicey. Thames & Hudson 9780500650189
  • Starving the Anxiety Gremlin by Kate Collins-Donnelly, illustrated by Rosy Salaman.  Jessica Kingsley Publishers 9781849053419
  • Weird Sea Creatures by Erich Hoyt. Firefly Books 9781770851917

    Shortlist Press Release 2014

    PDF file, 392 kB

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2014 Information Book Award Long List Announced

For the 2014 Information Book Award, a Long List of 24 titles across three age categories were selected for final judging. The Short List is due to be announced in April 2014.

Under 7

  • First Animal Encyclopaedia by Anita Ganeri. Bloomsbury 9781408842522

  • Questions and Answers about Your Body: Lift-the-Flap by Katie Daynes, illustrated by Marie-Eve Tremblay. Usborne Publishing 9781409562108

  • Look Inside Things That Go by Rob Lloyd Jones, illustrated by Stephano Tognetti. Usborne Publishing 9781409550259

  • My Big World by Okido, illustrated by Rachel Ortas. Thames & Hudson 9780500650165

  • My Very First Art: Famous Paintings by Rosie Dickins, illustrated by Carles Ballesteros. Usborne Publishing 9781409549918

  • Really and Truly: A Story about Dementia by Emilie Rivard, illustrated by Anne-Claire Delisle. Franklin Watts 9781445119403

  • The Story of Stars by Neal Layton. Hodder 9781444901122

  • What’s it Like to be a Bee by Jinny Johnson. Franklin Watts 9781445121888

7 – 12

  • Animal Diaries: Frog by Steve Parker. QED 9781848358744

  • Body Works: Brilliant Brain by Anna Claybourne, illustrated by Bill Greenhead and Peter Bull. QED 9781781711194

  • Book of Languages by Mick Webb, illustrated by Glen McBeth. Franklin Watts 9781445116266

  • Bugs by George McGavin, illustrated by Jim Kay. Walker Books 9781406328738

  • Explore! The Most Dangerous Journeys of All Time by Deborah Kespert. Thames & Hudson 9780500650134         

  • Flight of the Honey Bee by Raymond Huber, illustrated by Brian Lovelock. Walker Books 9781406348477

  • Get into Art: Animals by Susie Brooks. Kingfisher 9780753435762

  • Romans by Marcia Williams. Walker Books 9781406339185

  • Secrets of Stonehenge by Mick Manning and Brita GranstrÓ§m. Frances Lincoln 9781847803467

  • Space Academy: How to Fly a Spacecraft Step by Step by Deborah Kespert and David Baker. Thames & Hudson 9780500650141

  • Think Again! by Clive Gifford. Kingfisher 9780753436226

  • We’ve Got Your Number by Mukul Patel. Kingfisher 9780753436400

12 – 16

  • Beyond Courage: The Untold Story of Jewish Resistance During the Holocaust by Doreen Rappaport. Walker Books 9780763629762

  • How to Draw Like a Fashion Designer by Celia Joicey and Dennis Nothdruft. Thames & Hudson 9780500650189

  • Starving the Anxiety Gremlin by Kate Collins-Donnelly, illustrated by Rosy Salaman. Jessica Kingsley Publishers 9781849053419

  • Who’s Who of World War I by Clive Gifford. Wayland 9780750279505

  • Weird Sea Creatures by Erich Hoyt. Firefly Books 9781770851917

 

Longlist Press Release 2014

PDF file, 268 kB

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2013 Results

IBA Plaque Overall 2013Read the full results for the SLA Information Book Award 2013 with the announcement of the winners, report of the award ceremony and further information about the 2013 shortlist and judges' comments.

Poster Download

An eye-catching double-sided poster to publicize the 2013 Award was included in the Summer 2013 issue of The School Librarian and is also available here to download and print (A3 size pdf file suitable for desktop printing at A4 or A3 size).

Poster Side 1 "World of Wonder"

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Poster Side 2 "Pick Your Winner"

PDF file, 2 MB

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Sample Lesson Plans

A small set of possible lessons has been produced using books shortlisted for the Information Book Award. These lessons are devised using a very detailed lesson plan based on the model suggested at my school for inspection purposes. It is optional for staff to use this template. The lessons are intended as a guide to how you might use these books as part of a Programme of Study and are more likely to be relevant for classroom use rather than designated Information Literacy sessions in the School Library. They may be adapted for your own use, extended or simplified for different Key Stages.

Please note that in some schools the subject of Hallowe’en is not discussed or covered.

Lin Smith, Ecclesbourn School

 

Using a glossary to improve dictionary skills

PDF file, 314 kB

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Navigating an Information Book

PDF file, 55 kB

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Identifying sections of an information page

PDF file, 492 kB

Requires Adobe Reader

 

IBA Lesson Plan World War II

PDF file, 169 kB

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IBA Lesson Plan Science Crazy

PDF file, 166 kB

Requires Adobe Reader

 

IBA Lesson Plan Just Ducks

PDF file, 172 kB

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Lesson Plan Template

Word document, 61 kB (Requires Microsoft Word 97 or later)

Activity Pack

A 6pp A4 Activity Pack to download with ideas for library sessions and work sheets to accompany the Information Book Award.

IBA Activity Pack

PDF file, 513 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 ChildrenThe SLA Information Book Award is sponsored by Hachette Children's Books and is supported by Peters Bookselling Services.

Other information

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