The Winners of the School Library Association Information Book Award 2014

Last night the winners of the School Library Association Information Book Award 2014 were announced.

The Judges choice Winner was Get into Art: Animals by Susie Brooks (Kingfisher 9780753435762), an excellent book full of information and activities; beautifully
designed and covering a huge range of artworks with an animal theme which will have many applications in both classroom and library.

The Children’s Choice Winner was Starving the Anxiety Gremlin by Kate Collins-Donnelly, illustrated by Rosy Salaman (Jessica Kingsley publishers 9781849053419) a book on CBT techniques for teenagers and young adults, full of practical help for those suffering with anxiety. A book all school libraries should have a copy of!

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.

Between June and mid-September, schools were able to cast their vote for their favourite Information Book in the SLA’s Information Book Award. The SLA and the sponsors of the Information Book Award were keen that schools and their students should have a say in the final decision. Each school could vote online for their favourite book in each category (Under 7s, 7-12 and 12-16) and for their overall favourite.

Winners in each category are:-

0-7 Winner
The Story of Stars by Neal Layton (Hodder 9781444901122)

7-12 Winner
Get into Art: Animals by Susie Brooks (Kingfisher 9780753435762)

12-16 Winner
How to Draw Like a Fashion Designer by Dennis Nothdruft and Celia Joicey (Thames & Hudson 9780500650189)

Overall Winner
Get into Art: Animals by Susie Brooks (Kingfisher 9780753435762)

Children’s Choice Winners are :–
0-7 Winner
What’s it like to be a Bee by Jinny Johnson (Franklin Watts 9781445121888)

7-12 Winner
Bugs by George McGavin, illustrated by Jim Kay (Walker Books 9781406328738)

12-16 Winner
Starving the Anxiety Gremlin by Kate Collins-Donnelly, illustrated by Rosy Salaman (Jessica Kingsley publishers 9781849053419)

Overall Children’s Choice Winner – Starving the Anxiety Gremlin by Kate Collins-Donnelly, illustrated by Rosy Salaman (Jessica Kingsley publishers 9781849053419)

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