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Information Book Award

IBA Illus WEBThe Information Book Award is an annual event, in its eighth 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.

Judging Underway

Judging for the Information Book Award is now underway. Thanks to all publishers for their submissions. Further information will be released in due course. 


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2018 Winners

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The winners of the Information Book Award 2018 were announced on 7 November 2017 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 inaugural 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.


Further Information

To find out more about the SLA Information Book Award, explore:

  • How the Award works
  • Resources to accompany the Award:
    Useful guides, lesson plans and templates to help schools and reading groups work with Information Books


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.

Hachette GroupThe SLA Information Book Award is sponsored by Hachette Children's Group and is supported by Peters Books and Furniture.