SHORTLISTS ANNOUNCED FOR SCHOOL LIBRARY ASSOCIATION INFORMATION BOOK AWARD 2017
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The School Library Association has announced the shortlist for the seventh annual SLA Information Book Award.
Chair of the Judges Chris Brown said; ‘This is the 7th year of the Awards and it is an absolute delight to have received more brilliant, attractive and amazing books than ever. Inevitably that wonderful abundance has made judging and choices more difficult and this shortlist reflects the incredibly high standards publishers are achieving in producing information books for our young readers.’
The shortlisted titles in each age category are as follows:
A First Book of Animals by Nicola Davies Illustrated by Petr Horacek, Walker Books
Our Very Own Dog by Amanda McCardie, Illustrated by Salavatore Rubbino, Walker Books
My Encyclopedia of Very Important Things, Dorling Kindersley
The Big Book of Bugs by Yuval Zommer, Thames & Hudson
The Great Fire of London by Emma Adams, Illustrated by James Weston Lewis, Wren & Rook
RSPB Wildlife in Your Garden by Mike Dilger, Illustrated by Sarah Horne, Bloomsbury Children’s
Hello World by Jonathan Litton Illustrated by L’atelier Cartographik, 360 Degrees (Little Tiger)
Ada’s Ideas; the story of Ada Lovelace the world’s first computer programmer by Fiona Robinson, Abrams Books for Young Readers
Mind Your Head by Juno Dawson with advice from Dr Olivia Hewitt Illustrated by Gemma Correll, Hot Key Books
Who Are Refugees and Migrants? by Michael Rosen and Annemarie Young, Wayland
Survivors of the Holocaust by Kath Shackleton, Franklin Watts
The SLA Information Book Award is sponsored by Hachette Children’s Group and Peters Books and Furniture.
The winners will be announced at an event at Hachette Children’s Group, Carmelite House, London, on Wednesday 22nd November.