Information Book Award

From School Library Association

Resource type: Book awards

Price band: Free

Key stage: KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4

Region(s): All of UK

The Information Book Award was established in 2010 to reinforce the importance of information books and celebrate the high standard of titles available. There are three separate age categories:

  • Under 7s
  • Ages 8-12
  • Ages 13-16

The award is administered by the School Library Association and judged by a panel that includes experienced librarians. Winners are selected for each category and there is also an Overall Winner.

The Children’s Choice Award provides young readers with the opportunity to ‘shadow’ the judging and vote for their own category and overall winners. Schools can also apply to be part of the Information Book Award Book Club. Members of the book club receive a free set of the shortlisted titles for a relevant category and are asked to share their experience of using the shortlist in their school library or classroom.

See the shortlist and the winners of the Information Book Award 2022.


  • The shortlist is announced in June and shadowing for the Children’s Choice Award starts.
  • Voting for the Children’s Choice Award closes in early November
  • The winners of the Information Book Award and the Children’s Choice Award are announced in late November.

Cost: Free.

About School Library Association:The School Library Association (SLA) is a membership charity that supports all those who work in, or are involved with, school libraries. It was set up in 1937 and is committed to supporting and promoting high quality reading and learning opportunities for all young people in the UK through effective and universal school library provision.

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