SLA Information Book Award shortlist announced

June 14th, 2018

We’ve got some great news for you all – the SLA IBA (School Library Association Information Book Award) shortlist has been announced.

The Information Book Award is celebrating its eighth year, and is a major development for information books. It’s been put in place to support school libraries and to reinforce the importance of non-fiction, whilst highlighting the high standard of resources available.

Here we share the full shortlist for you;

7 years and under

  • Look I’m a Scientist by Various Authors
  • Proud to be Deaf by Ava, Lilli, Nick Beese and Romina Marti
  • Rock Pool Secrets by Narelle Oliver

7–12 years

  • 100 Things to Know About Food by Various Authors and illustrated by Parko Polo and Mariani Federico
  • Dinosaur Atlas by Anne Rooney and James Gilleard
  • Real-Life Mysteries – Can You Explain the Unexplained? by Susan Martineau and Vicky Barker
  • The Ways of the Wolf by Smriti Prasadam-Halls and Jonathan Woodward

12–16 years

  • Escape From Syria by Samya Kullab, Jackie Roche and Mike Freiheit
  • Explanatorium of Nature by Various Authors
  • From Prejudice to Pride: A History of the LGBTQ+ Movement by Amy Lamé

The winning titles will be announced on 7th November 2018, the start of National Non-fiction November.

Peters are delighted to be offering 30% off the SLA IBA shortlisted titles. To take advantage of this offer click here.

If you use Junior Librarian or Eclipse, please visit the bookshop on your library management system to take advantage of this offer.

The SLA plays such a vital role in promoting and supporting libraries, so if you wish to learn even more about them, or how you can join them, visit

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