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Longlist Announced for 2022 SLA Information Book Award (IBA)

28 April 2022 Share


In partnership with their sponsors, Hachette Children’s Book Group (HCG), and Peters, who support the award, we are pleased to announce the 2022 longlist for our Information Book Award (IBA).

Now in its twelfth 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 then 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.

This year's longlist is made up of 30 titles, drawing on themes of science, nature, history and diversity.

The longlist for each age category is as follows: 


AGE 0-7


An Engineer Like Me     Dr. Shini Somara     Nadja Sarell     Wren and Rook (HCG)

Meet the Microbes     Dr Emily Grossman     Maggie Li      Wren and Rook (HCG)

All Through the Night     Polly Faber     Harriet Hobday      Nosy Crow

All About Diversity     Felicity Brooks     Mar Ferrero     Usborne 

What is Racism?     Katie Daynes & Jordan Akpojaro     Sandhya Prabhat     Usborne

How Fast Was a Velociraptor?     Alison Limentani     Alison Limentani     Boxer Books

Let's Get Ready For School     Jane Porter      Carolina Rabei     Walker Books

Let's Save the Amazon     Catherine Barr     Jean Claude     Walker Books

Life Savers     Eryl Nash      Ana Albero     Magic Cat

Big Words for Little People: Doing Your Best     Helen Mortimer     Cristina Trapanese     Oxford University Press


AGE 8-12 


Planting Peace     Gwendolyn Hooks     Margaux Carpentier     Franklin Watts and Wayland Books (HCG)

We Will Remember Them       S. Williams     Oliver Averill     Franklin Watts and Wayland Books (HCG)

Atlas of Amazing Architecture     Peter Allen     Peter Allen     Cicada Books

Corpse Talk: Dead Good Storytellers     Adam & Lisa Murphy     N/A     David Fickling Books

We Are All Different: A Celebration of Diversity!     Tracey Turner     Asa Gilland     Kingfisher

Black and British: An Illustrated History      David Olusoga    Jake Alexander & Melleny Taylor     Macmillan Children's Books    

Unleash Your Creative Monster: A Children's Guide to Writing     Andy Jones     Olaf Falafel     Walker Books

Rescuing Titanic     Flora Delargy     Flora Delargy     Wide Eye Editions

Making a Baby: An Inclusive Guide to How Every Family Begins     Rachel Greener     Clare Owen     Nosy Crow

Civil Rights Stories: Refugees and Homelands     Louise Spilsbury     Toby Newsome     Franklin Watts and Wayland Books (HCG)


AGE 13-16


Grown: The Black Girl's Guide to Glowing Up     Melissa Cummings-Quarry & Natalie A. Carter      Dorcas Magbadelo     Bloomsbury

What's the T?      Juno Dawson     Soofiya      Wren and Rook (HCG)

Law For Beginners     Lara Bryan & Rose Hall     Anna Wray & Miguel Bustos     Usborne

Art of Protest     De Nichols     Various      Bonnier Books

Palm Trees at the North Pole: The Hot Truth About Climate Change      Marc ter Horst     Wendy Panders     Greystone Books

It Takes Guts: How Your Body Turns Food Into Fuel (and Poop)      Dr. Jennifer Gardy      Belle Wuthrich     Greystone Books

Black Artists Shaping the World     Sharna Jackson & Dr Zoe Whitely       N/A     Thames and Hudson

Drawn Across Borders     George Butler     George Butler     Walker Books

Sex Ed: An Inclusive Teenage Guide to Sex and Relationships      School of Sexuality Education     N/A      Walker Books

The Awesome Power of Sleep      Nicola Morgan     N/A     Walker Books


The shortlist will be announced at the end of June, along with the release of accompanying activities that can be easily implemented in a school library or classroom setting. The shortlist books will be available at a discounted price from Peters. 

The winners will be announced in a ceremony to take place in November. 

For more information, please visit www.sla.org.uk/iba-2022