The SLA Information Book Award 2018 winners are…

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November 21st, 2018

The School Library Association Information Book Award is an annual event celebrating information books, designed to support school libraries and to reinforce the importance of non-fiction whilst highlighting the high standard of resources available.

This year’s Information Book Award 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 School Library Association is pleased to announce the winners for each age category in the Judges’ Award as follows:

7 and under: Look I’m a Scientist by various authors (Dorling Kindersley)

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7–12: Dinosaur Atlas by Anne Rooney and James Gilleard (Lonely Planet)

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12–16: From Prejudice to Pride: A History of the LGBTQ+ Movement by Amy Lamé (Wayland)

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The School Library Association is pleased to announce the winners for each age category in the Children’s Choice Award are as follows:

7 and under: Look I’m a Scientist by various authors (Dorling Kindersley)

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7-12: 100 Things to Know About Food by Various Authors and illustrated by Parko Polo and Mariani Federico (Usborne)

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12-16: Escape From Syria by Samya Kullab, Jackie Roche and Mike Freiheit (Firefly Books)

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Chair of the Judges Chris Brown said: The range and quality of Information Books currently being published for children and young readers is quite extraordinary. The submissions for this year’s Awards included a great many extremely well created and carefully produced titles so the judges had a difficult enough task determining the longlists let alone reducing that to the shortlisted books which really are an outstanding group. Writers, illustrators, editors and designers involved in our winning books this year can justifiably feel extremely proud of their work: the real winners of course are all the youngsters offered such riches to explore.”

The Hachette Children’s Group Award for Outstanding Contribution to Information Books launched last year. The award is given to an eminent UK writer or illustrator of information books for children, to mark an exceptional contribution to excellence in their field.

Nicola Morgan was selected by a range of children’s reading organisations due to her outstanding dedication to information books for young people. Alison Tarrant said at the awards event last night: For years Nicola has poured her talent into a huge breadth of topics, and generously dispensed her knowledge about the teenage brain, amongst other topics. Her works have become core texts for young people, supporting their mental health as well as, vitally, helping parents and school staff. Combining the necessary information with her writing style has opened a world of support and demystified topics, enabling children to understand better what is happening, and how they can negotiate life.”

Congratulations to all shortlisted authors, illustrators and publishers.

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