SLA announces award winners

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November 24th, 2017

On Wednesday 22nd November, the School Library Association (in partnership with Hachette Children’s Group) announced the winners of Information Book Award 2017 and the very first Hachette Children’s Group Award for Outstanding Contribution to Information Books at an award ceremony at Carmelite House in London.

The Information Book Awards are designed to support school libraries, reinforce the importance of non-fiction and highlight the high standard of resources available, whilst the new Award for Outstanding Contribution to Information Books looks at a whole body of work with a criteria which is intended to highlight authors and illustrators who offer consistent quality and a significant contribution to information books, working across a range of topics.

The overall winner for the Information Book Award 2017 was Survivors of the Holocaust by Kath Shackleton (Franklin Watts).

The winner in each category was

  • Under 7 Winner – My First Book of Animals by Nicola Davies, illustrated by Petr Horacek (Walker Books
  • 7-12 Winner – The Great Fire of London by Emma Adams, illustrated by James Weston Lewis (Wren & Rook)
  • Over 12 Winner – Survivors of the Holocaust by Kath Shackleton (Franklin Watts)

The winner of the Hachette Children’s Group Award for Outstanding Contribution to Information Books 2017 was My First Book of Animals by Nicola Davies.

To look back at the shortlist visit https://peters.co.uk/sla-iba-shortlist-has-been-announced-3/

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