09 June 2021 Share
Now in its eleventh year, the IBA aims to emphasise the importance of non-fiction by highlighting and celebrating the high standard of children’s information books. The awards are divided into three age categories, judged by a panel of educators. Children will also have the opportunity to vote for their favourites in each group, as well as their favourite overall, to determine four additional Children’s Choice winners.
The shortlist for each age category is as follows:
Age 0 - 7
Building a Home Polly Faber Klas Fahlén 9781788006569 Nosy Crow
How to Build an Orchestra Mary Auld Elisa Paganelli 9781526309839 Hachette
What Do Scientists Do All Day? Jane Wilshire Maggie Li 9780711249776 Wide Eyed Editions
Lift-the-Flap First Questions and Answers: Why Do Things Die? Katie Daynes Christine Pym 9781474979887 Usborne
Age 8 - 12
Big Ideas for Young Thinkers Jamia Wilson Andrea Pippins 9780711249202 Wide Eyed Editions
How Many Mice Make an Elephant? Tracey Turner Aaron Cushley 9780753445402 Pan Macmillan
I Am Not a Label Cerrie Burnell Lauren 'Emel' Baldo 9780711247444 Wide Eye Editions
Youthquake Tom Adams Sarah Walsh 9781788007634 Nosy Crow
Age 13 - 16
Fake News Tom Jackson Cristina Guitian 9780711250321 QED Publishing
Have Pride Stella Caldwell & Sue Sanders 9781783125500 Welbeck Publishing
This Book is Anti-Racist Tiffany Jewell Aurélia Durand 9780711245204 Frances Lincoln
Accompanying activities that can be easily implemented in a school library or classroom setting have also been released to help schools unlock the full potential of the shortlisted titles, which can be accessed here. The shortlist books will be available at a discounted price from Peters, by visiting www.peters.co.uk/sla.
The winners will be announced in a virtual ceremony to take place in November.
For more information on the award, click here.
Huge congratulations to all the brilliant authors, illustrators and publishers listed!