The Information Book Award is an annual event, in its tenth 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.
Each year the shortlist in three age categories, under 7s,8-12 and 13-16, is announced and Peters Bookselling Services support the award by supplying discounted packs of the short listed titles as an offer to schools. Resources from the SLA are available to accompany the Award including useful guides, lesson plans and templates to help schools and reading groups work with Information Books.
Children are invited to vote for their favourite book in the “Children’s Choice” voting. Each section will have a winner, chosen by the panel of experienced librarians, as well as a Children’s Choice winner. Full details of the 2021 shortlists of outstanding information books can be found on the School Library Association website.