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Information Book Awards longlist announced

25th Apr 20


The longlist for the SLA Information Book Award has been announced, with 29 non-fiction titles vying for the shortlist. The awards cover non-fiction for under sevens, eight to 12 years and 13 to 16 years.


The longlists for each age category are as follows:


Up to 7 years

All About Feelings (Usborne Publishing) by Felicity Brooks and Frankie Allen, Mar Ferrero

Counting on Katherine (Macmillan Children's Books) by Helaine Becker, Dow Phumiruk

Goodnight Ocean (Little Tiger) by Becky Davies, Carmen Saldana

Heroes Who Help Us From Around the World (Franklin Watts) by Liz Gogerly, Ryan Wheatcroft

How Far Can a Kangaroo Jump? (Boxer Books) by Alison Limentani, Alison Limentani

Planet Full of Plastic (Wren and Rook) by Neal Layton, Neal Layton

The Usborne Book of the Moon (Usborne Publishing) by Laura Cowan, Diana Toledano

Together (Little Tiger) by Isabel Otter, Clover Robin

Hummingbird (Walker Books) by Nicola Davies, Jane Ray


8 to 12

Africa, Amazing Africa (Walker Books) by Atinuke, Mouni Feddag

Ask a Scientist (DK) by Robert Winston

Dictionary of Difficult Words (Frances Lincoln Children's Books) by Jane Solomon, Louise Lockhart

Gut Garden (Cicada Books) by Katie Brosnan, Katie Brosnan

Kids Fight Plastic (Walker Books) by Martin Dorey, Tim Wesson

Teen Pioneers (Franklin Watts) by Ben Hubbard

The Usborne Book of Planet Earth (Usborne Publishing) by Megan Cullis and Matthew Oldham, Stephanie Fizer Coleman

Heroes (Little Tiger) by Jonny Marx, Gerhard van Wyk

Big Book of the UK (Penguin Random House) by Imogen Russel Williams, Louise Lockhart

The Curious Book of Lists (Kingfisher) by Tracey Turner, Caroline Selmes


13 to 16

Body Brilliant (Wayland) by Nicola Morgan

Black History Matters (Franklin Watts) by Robin Walker

Feminism Is... (Dorling Kindersley) Foreword by Gemma Cairney

What's the Issue: Future Humans (QED Publishing) by Tom Jackson, Cristina Guitian

Hidden Planet (Penguin Random House) by Ben Rothery, Ben Rothery

Forced to Flee (Franklin Watts) - UNHCR

You're Crushing It (Bloomsbury Children's) by Lex Croucher

What is Masculinity? Why Does it Matter? And Other Big Questions (Wayland) by Jeffrey Boakye and Darren Chetty

The Stonewall Riots: Coming Out in the Streets (Abrams Books for Young Readers) by Gayle Pitman


The shortlist will be announced during the week of Monday 18th May. Voting for the Children's Choice Award will also open at this point, and activity ideas for the books will be available to download from the Award's page on the SLA website.

The winners will be announced at an event in November.



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