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Information Book Award 2018

Invitation to Publishers

Entries for 2018

Iba Gold Sticker 150pxWe are delighted to invite publishers of information books to nominate their titles (first published in 2017) for consideration for the eighth annual Information Book Award in 2018.

The award is split into three categories:

  • Under 7
  • 7 – 12
  • 12 – 16

The shortlist will be announced in March 2018. Children will then be invited to vote for their favourite from the shortlists. Each category will have a Winner (voted by the judges) and a Children’s Choice Winner. There will also be an Overall Winner.

The judges are looking for information books that will stimulate interest, have an innovative approach and/or format, have child appeal, be up-to-date in approach as well as have value (for education and enjoyment) going forward.

Full details on the criteria for entry and a submission form to complete are available to download below.

The submission deadline for entries is 11 January 2018.

Invitation to Enter 2018

PDF file, 2 MB

Requires Adobe Reader


IBA Submision Form 2018

Word document, 2 MB


The SLA Information Book Award is run entirely on sponsorship kindly donated by friends and supporters of the Award. No money is taken from the SLA budget so all staff time, the cost of the judging, prizes for the winners and the final award ceremony must be covered by the sponsors' donations.

Hachette GroupThe SLA Information Book Award is sponsored by Hachette Children's Group and is supported by Peters Books and Furniture.