How your book group can get involved in voting for the SLA Information Book Award

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:

Under 7s

  • 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

  • 7-12

  • 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

  • 12-16

  • 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

  • slashortlistees

    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/].

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