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2018 Winners

The winners of the Information Book Award 2018 were announced on 7 November 2018 at Carmelite House in London, to tie in with Non-Fiction November.

The overall winner chosen by the judges was Look I'm a Scientist published by Dorling Kindersley; whilst the Children's Choice overall winner was 100 Things You Should Know About Food published by Usborne and illustrated by Parko Polo and Mariani Federico.

The winner of the Hachette Children's Group Award for Outstanding Contribution to Information Books to mark an exceptional contribution to excellence in their field was Nicola Morgan.

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.

Read the full results for the SLA Information Book Award 2018 with the list of the winners, report of the award ceremony and further information about the 2018 shortlist and judges' comments.

2018 Shortlist

7 and under

Look I'm a Scientist by Various Authors ISBN 9780241231074 (Dorling Kindersley)

Proud to be Deaf by Ava Beese, Lilli Beese and Nick Beese, illustrated by Romina Martí  ISBN 9781526302182 (Wayland)

Rock Pool Secrets by Narelle Oliver ISBN 9781406358773 (Walker Books)


100 Things to Know About Food by Various Authors and illustrated by Parko Polo and Mariani Federico ISBN 9781409598619 (Usborne)

Dinosaur Atlas by Anne Rooney and James Gilleard ISBN 9781786577184 (Lonely Planet)

Real-Life Mysteries: Can You Explain the Unexplained? by Susan Martineau and Vicky Barker ISBN 9781911509080 (b small publishing)

The Ways of the Wolf by Smriti Prasadam-Halls and Jonathan Woodward ISBN 9781526360304 (Wren & Rook)


Escape From Syria by Samya Kullab, Jackie Roche and Mike Freiheit ISBN 9781770859821 (Firefly Books)

Explanatorium of Nature by Various Authors ISBN 9780241286845 (Dorling Kindersley)

From Prejudice to Pride: A History of the LGBTQ+ Movement by Amy Lamé ISBN 9781526301901 (Wayland) 

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