Friday, April 22, 2016

School Library Association Information Book Award 2016

The SLA Information Book Award received a wide range of submissions for consideration for the 2016 award. The School Library Association is pleased to announce the short list for each age category as follows:

Under 7

The Usborne Big Book of Colours by Felicity Brooks et al, illustrated by Sophia Touliatou. Usborne ISBN 9781409582472

I (Don’t) Like Snakes by Nicola Davies, illustrated by Luciano Lozano. Walker ISBN 9781406342833

Fabulous Frogs by Martin Jenkins, illustrated by Tim Hopgood. Walker ISBN 9781406357417

A Book of Feelings by Amanda McCardie, illustrated by Salvatore Rubbino. Walker ISBN 9781406355994


I Love This Tree by Anna Claybourne, illustrated by Andy Elkerton. Franklin Watts ISBN 9781445130750

If… by David J Smith, Illustrated by Steve Adams. Wayland ISBN 9780750293839

The Usborne Official Astronaut’s Handbook by Louie Stowell, illustrated by Roger Simo et al. Usborne ISBN 9781409590743


Oxford Illustrated Shakespeare Dictionary by David and Ben Crystal, illustrated by Kate Bellamy. OUP ISBN 9780192737502

Being a Girl by Hayley Long, illustrated by Gemma Correll. Hot Key Books ISBN 9781471403903

The National Theatre by Marina McIntyre et al. Walker ISBN 9781406358698

Chair of the Judges Chris Brown said - “Each year the task gets more difficult for the judging panel simply because year on year we seem to be receiving more and more brilliant books. The long-lists featured terrific Information Books and this 2016 short-list highlights the very best out of many superb titles and each book can be very highly recommended”

From our sponsors Hilary Murray Hill, MD of Hachette Children’s Group commented – “On behalf of the Hachette Children’s Group, I am delighted to continue sponsorship of the SLA Information Book Awards. It’s the only UK award that celebrates not only the unsurpassed quality of contemporary information books, but also the irreplaceable role of information professionals. In a world full of information, it’s vital that librarians are appreciated for their expertise; they have a fundamental role to play in the reading and learning journey of every child. Many congratulations

From everyone at the Hachette Children’s Group to the authors and illustrators on this year’s shortlist.”
Congratulations to all our shortlisted authors, illustrators and publishers. The winners will be announced at an event at Hachette Children’s Group in November.

Voting for the Children’s Choice from the shortlists will be open very shortly – announcements will follow on the SLA website and via Twitter @UKSLA and on our Facebook page -

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