Shortlist announced for School Library Association Information Book Award 2014

Earlier today the School Library Association (SLA) announced the shortlist for the 2014 Information Book Award!

Under 7s

  • Lift the Flap, Questions and Answers about Your Body 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

  • 7-12

  • Book of Languages 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
  • Secrets of Stonehenge by Mick Manning and Brita Granstrӧm. Frances Lincoln 9781847803467

  • 12-16

  • How to Draw Like a Fashion Designer by Dennis Norhdruft & 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

  • Schools will be invited to take part in the Children’s Choice voting from June to mid-September. The award ceremony will take place in the autumn and is sponsored by Hachette Children’s Books and is supported by Peters Books & Furniture.

    The Information Book Award is an annual event, in its fourth year and is a major development for information books, being designed to support school libraries and to reinforce the importance of non-fiction whilst highlighting the high standard of resources available.


    Posters will be made available to schools to advertise the shortlist and downloads will also be available for wider use. During mid-June to mid-September schools will be invited to register with the voting website ( and children can choose their own ‘Children’s Choice’ favourites in each category, plus voting for an overall winner.

    The shortlisted titles are available as three individual packs – under 7s, 7-12 and 12-16 – from children’s book specialists, Peters Books & Furniture.
    In support of the awards, Peters will:

  • Invoice the packs at 25% discount.
  • Deliver free of charge to mainland UK addresses.
  • Orders will be supplied with a £50 voucher to spend in Peters’ Showroom
  • Packs can be ordered from the Offers page at
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