The Information Book Award is an annual event, in its third 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.
The Information Book Award includes an exciting opportunity for schools to take part in the Children’s Choice voting.
From 17th June to 17th September 2013 schools can register with the voting website (www.sla.org.uk/vote) and children can choose their own ‘Children’s Choice’ favourites in each category, plus vote for an overall winner. Prizes will be awarded for the judges and Children’s Choice winners in each category, as well as for the overall winner(s).
School librarians (or similar professionals) can sign up for their school to take part in the vote.
The judges have looked at a wide field of nominations and have produced a strong and very varied selection of titles for the shortlist. These are:
See also the brief summaries from the judges on the shortlisted books.
The shortlisted titles are available as three individual packs - under 7s, 7-12 and 12-16 - from children’s book specialists, Peters Books and Furniture.
In support of the awards, Peters will:
Posters will be made available to schools to advertise the shortlist and downloads will also be available for wider use - do contact SLA Office if you would like a poster.
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.
To find out more about the SLA Information Book Award, explore: