Shortlist for School Library Association Information Book Award 2015 announced

The SLA Information Book Award is an annual event celebrating information books, and is designed to support school libraries and to reinforce the importance of non-fiction whilst highlighting the high standard of resources available. The 2015 award ceremony will take place in November but the shortlist was announced earlier this week.

The School Library Association is pleased to announce the short list for each age category as follows:


  • The Story of Buildings by Patrick Dillon and Stephen Biesty
  • Molecules by Theodore Gray (photographs by Nick Mann)
  • The Teenage Guide to Stress by Nicola Morgan

  • 7-12

  • Shackleton’s Journey by William Grill
  • The Story of Money by Martin Jenkins and Satoshi Kitamuri
  • Pop-Up New York by Jennie Maizels
  • Animalium by Katie Scott and Jenny Broom

  • UNDER 7

  • Tiny – the Invisible World of Microbes by Nicola Davies & Emily Sutton
  • Welcome to the Family by Mary Hoffman and Ros Asquith
  • Ali’s Story – His Journey from Afghanistan by Salvador Maldonado & Andy Glynne
  • A Walk in Paris by Salvatore Rubbino

  • Special Mention and Commendation

  • The Comedy History and Tragedy of William Shakespeare by Adria Meserve (ill) & Anna Claybourne with Timothy Knapman
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