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Information Book Award

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

Publishers - submit your books for 2016 Award

We are delighted to invite publishers of information books to nominate their titles (first published in 2015) for consideration for the sixth annual Information Book Award in 2016.

Full details and a submission form to complete are available to download below.

The submission deadline for entries is 6 January 2016.

Invitation To Enter in 2016

PDF file, 548 kB

Requires Adobe Reader






IBA Submission Form 2016

Word document, 303 kB

Requires Microsoft Word 97 or later

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.

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.

Iba Acrylic Overall 2015Read the full results for the SLA Information Book Award 2015 with the announcement of the winners, report of the award ceremony and further information about the 2015 shortlist and judges' comments.


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 Books and Furniture.

Other information

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