School Library Association Information Book Award 2019

The School Library Association announces the longlist for the ninth annual SLA Information Book Award. 

The longlist for each age category are as follows:

Up to 7 

The Big Book of Blue, Yuval Zommer

Thames & Hudson            978 0 500 65119 3

Dogs in Space, Vix Southgate and Iris Deppe

Wren & Rook                   978 1 5263 60571

Hello Horse, Vivian French and Catherine Rayner

Walker                          978 1 4063 4994 8

Peek and Seek, Violet Petu and Charlotte Milner

DK                               978 0 2413 1304 6

Same Sex Parents, Holly Duhig

BookLife Publishing         978 1786 37400 4

Secret of the Egg, Nicola Davies and Abbie Cameron

Graffeg                          978 1 912 21367 2

This Drop of Water, Anna Claybourne and Sally Garland

Watts                           978 1 4451 6365 9

The Usborne Book of the Night Time, Laura Cowan and Bonnie Pang

Usborne                        978 1 474 93660 6

We’re All Works of Art, Mark Sperring and Rose Blake

Pavilion                         978 1 84365 379 0

What’s Worrying You, Molly Potter and Sarah Jennings

Bloomsbury                    978 1 4729 4980 6

7 to 12

A Cat’s Guide to The Night Sky, Stuart Atkinson and Brendan Kearney

Laurence King Publishing   978 1 78627 072 6

The Atlas of Heroes, Sandra Lawrence and Stuart Hill

Big Picture Press                978 1 78741 260 6

Dot. Common Sense, Ben Hubbard and Beatriz Casto

Wayland                            978 1 5263 0571 8

Everest, Sanyma Francis and Lisk Feng

Flying Eye Books               978 1911 17143 0

Eye Spy, Guillame Duprat, translated by Patrick Skipworth

Whatonearthbooks             978 1 9998028 4 4 

Joan Procter, Dragon Doctor, Patricia Valdez and Felicity Sala

Andersen                          978 1 7834 4741 1

The Legend of Tutankhamun, Sally Morgan and James Weston Lewis

Wren & Rook                    978 1 5263 6007 6  

Mary and Frankenstein, Linda Bailey and Julia Sarda

Andersen                         978 1 7834 4679 7

Migration, Mike Unwin and Jenni Desmond

Bloomsbury                       978 1 4088 8991 6

When The Whales Walked, Dougal Dixon and Hannah Bailey

Words & Pictures                978 1 912413 95 9

Young, Gifted and Black, Jamia Wilson and Andrea Pippin

Wide Eyed Edition              978 1 7860 3088 7

Young Heroes, Lula Bridgeport with various illustrators

Stripes Publishing                978 1 8471 5955 7

12 to 16

Absolutely Everything, Christopher Lloyd and Andy Foreshaw

Whatonearthbooks                978 1 9998 0282 0

A History of Art For Children,  David Hockney and Martin Garland

Thames & Hudson                 978 0500 65141 4

Looking After Your Mental Health, Alice Jones and Louie Stowell, illustated by Nancy Leschnikoff and Freya Harrison              

Usborne                               978 1 4749 3729 0

Rebel Voices: The Rise of Votes for Women, Louise Kay Stewart and Eve Lloyd Wright

Wren & Rook                        978 1 5263 0023 2

The Silk Roads, Peter Frankopan and Neil Packer

Bloomsbury                         978 1 4088 8993 0

Suffragette – the Battle for Equality, David Roberts

Two Hoots                            978 1 5098 3967 4

Timelines of Everything, Various 

DK                                      978 0 2413 0232 3

What Is Right and Wrong? Michael Rosen and Annemarie Young

Wayland                              978 5 2630 494 0

You Are Awesome, Matthew Syed, illustrated by Toby Triumph

Wren & Rook                        978 1 5263 6115 8 

In addition – A book which straddles age groups and is perfect for all of the Primary age is highly commended by the judges:-
Let’s Investigate Plastic Pollution – on Land and in the Oceans, Ruth Owen

Ruby Tuesday Books               978 1 78856 022 1 

The shortlist will be announced on Monday 20th May. Voting for the Children’s Choice Award will open at this point, and activity ideas for the books will be School Library Association Information Book Award 2019available to download from the Award’s page on the SLA website. Announcements will follow on the SLA website www.sla.org.ukand via Twitter @UKSLA and on our Facebook page – www.facebook.com/schoollibraryassociation/

Winners are announced in November.

Chair of Judges Chris Brown said: “This year we received more submissions than ever before with a broad range of very impressive books: a lovely abundance of delights but a very real challenge for the judges. We are all well aware that as an inevitable result many titles which we might well have included in our longlists in another year have had to be omitted. All of the titles in these longlists represent wonderful achievements by many book creators and publishers and indicate that the world of information books for children is enjoying something of a golden age. Congratulations to all our longlisted authors, illustrators and publishers.”

 

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April 26, 2019

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