IBA 2020 

We are delighted to announce the shortlist for the tenth year of the Information Book Award! 

You can download the press release here. Below are suggested activities for each shortlisted book which can be used in school or by parents and carers at home. Some of them would also make great activities for siblings to work on together.

Voting for the Children's Choice is now closed. 

The 2020 SLA IBA longlist and shortlist packs can be ordered from Peters with 30% off each pack RRP at www.peters.co.uk/iba

Thanks to all the book creators, publishers and particularly Hachette Children's Group for their sponsorship and Peters for all their support.

Our wonderful shortlist is (in Age Category Order):

Up to 7 

*  All About Feelings by Felicity Brooks, Frankie Allen & Mar Ferrero (Usborne, 9781474937115)

*  Goodnight Ocean by Becky Davies & Carmen Saldaña (Little Tiger, 9781912756148)

*  Heroes Who Help Us From Around the World by Liz Gogerly & Ryan Wheatcroft (Franklin Watts, 9781445165677)

*  The Usborne Book of the Moon by Laura Cowan & Diana Toledano (Usborne, 9781474950848)

8 to 12

*  Africa, Amazing Africa by Atinuke & Mouni Feddag (Walker Books, 9781406376586)

*  Dictionary of Difficult Words by Jane Solomon & Louise Lockhart (Frances Lincoln, 9781786038104)

*  Kids Fight Plastic by Martin Dorey & Tim Wesson (Walker Books, (9781406390650)

*  Heroes by Jonny Marx & Gerhard van Wyk (Little Tiger, 9781848578739)

13 to 16

*  Black History Matters by Robin Walker (Franklin Watts, 9781445166896)

*  Feminism Is... by Dorling Kindersley, Foreword by Gemma Cairney (DK, 9780241228029)

*  Hidden Planet by Ben Rothery (Penguin Random House, 9780241361009)

Activity sheets and posters

IBA Longlist - You can download the longlist press release here, or watch the video below. For more insight into why these books were chosen for the longlist, read these comments by the judges. 

Meet the Judges for the 2020 Information Book Award.


Longlists announced – April 2020

Shortlist announced – May half term

Winners announced at IBA ceremony – November (SLA members are invited to attend)

IBA 2019 covers hero