The SLA Information Book Award is one of several book awards in the UK which celebrate non-fiction books for children and young people. In a brilliant development, this year FCBG book groups can get involved in the voting process – providing an opportunity to create an exciting and different sort of group event.
The books shortlisted for the award are:
Questions and Answers about Your Body: Lift the Flap by Katie Daynes, illustrated by Marie-Eve Tremblay. Usborne Publishing 9781409562108
The Story of Stars by Neal Layton. Hodder 9781444901122
What’s it like to be a Bee by Jinny Johnson. Franklin Watts 9781445121888
The Book of Languages: Talk Your way Around the World by Mick Webb, illustrated by Glen McBeth. Franklin Watts 9781445116266
Bugs by George McGavin, illustrated by Jim Kay. Walker Books 9781406328738
Get into Art: Animals by Susie Brooks. Kingfisher 9780753435762
The Secrets of Stonehenge by Mick Manning and Brita Granstrӧm. Frances Lincoln 9781847803467
How to Draw Like a Fashion Designer by Dennis Norhdruft and Celia Joicey. Thames & Hudson 9780500650189
Starving the Anxiety Gremlin by Kate Collins-Donnelly, illustrated by Rosy Salaman. Jessica Kingsley Publishers 9781849053419
Weird Sea Creatures by Erich Hoyt. Firefly Books 9781770851917
Choose a category, read the books (you’ll need to source the books through your public or school library) and then vote for your favourite here http://www.sla.org.uk/iba-vote.php filling in the name of your FCBG group and your chair in the boxes that ask for school details.
Free posters are available to download here [http://www.sla.org.uk/information-book-award.php – scroll to the bottom to find the link], and activity sheets will be available early in September.
Voting is already open and closes on 18th September. The winner will be announced on September 30th at a free award ceremony at Bath Children’s Literature Festival [http://bathfestivals.org.uk/childrens-literature/event/sla-information-book-award/].