Win a bundle of fascinating fact books

The School Library Association's Information Book Awards shortlist is packed full of mindblowing reads on all kinds of interesting topics - here's how you can get your hands on a set...

To celebrate the 10th year of the SLA Information Book Awards, we've got a set of each of the shortlisted books in each age group for you to win!

The shortlist is a stunning collection of information books covering a diverse range of topics across three age groups. Younger readers are encouraged to explore all the complexities of their feelings, discover the secrets of the ocean in a lovely bedtime book, read all about the unsung heroes of the world and enjoy the wonderfully dreamy illustrations and sense of magic that the moon inspires. 

Older readers might enjoy exploring the captivating continent of Africa, finding a new favourite word to add to their vocabulary, meeting new and exciting historical heroes and finding inspiration to do something small every day to change the world with a pocket-sized paperback.

For teens, there's a fascinating compendium of black history and its importance; a guide to feminism, tackling a bold series of questions and issues and breaking feminism down 'beyond a statement t-shirt'; and a beautiful love letter to the natural world, full of meticulously detailed drawings offering a glimpse into the diversity of nature whilst also supporting in-depth research into animals and their habitats. 

The shortlisted books for each age category are as follows:

Up to 7 years

  • All About Feelings, by Felicity Brooks, Frankie Allen and Mar Ferrero
  • Goodnight Ocean, by Becky Davies and Carmen SaldaƱa
  • Heroes Who Help Us From Around the World, by Liz Gogerly and Ryan Wheatcroft
  • The Usborne Book of the Moon, by Laura Cowan and Diana Toledano


8 to 12 years

  • Africa, Amazing Africa, by Atinuke and Mouni Feddag
  • Dictionary of Difficult Words, by Jane Solomon and Louise Lockhart
  • Heroes, by Jonny Marx and Gerhard van Wyk
  • Kids Fight Plastic, by Martin Dorey and Tim Wesson


13 to 16 years

  • Black History Matters, by Robin Walker
  • Feminism Is..., foreword by Gemma Cairney
  • Hidden Planet, by Ben Rothery


For the chance to win one of the above sets, simply answer the question below and leave your details by the closing date of 11pm on Thursday 30 July. Good luck!

Win a set of books from the SLA Information Books shortlist

Terms and conditions

1. Participants must be at least 18 years old to enter.

2. To enter the competition, you must be a resident of England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland. 

3. The competition is not open to employees (or members of their immediate families) of BookTrust.

4. Only one entry per person.

5. Entries must be submitted by 11pm on Thursday, 30 July 2020.

6. There will be one winner selected at random (from all eligible entries) for each of the three age ranges.

7. If a chosen winner does not respond to correspondence within one week, a new winner will be selected.

8. Our decision will be final, and no correspondence will be entered into.

9. The prize will not be transferable to another person.

10. No part of the prize is exchangeable for cash or any other prize.

11. The prize is run by BookTrust of G8 Battersea Studios, 80 Silverthorne Road, Battersea, London SW8 3HE. However, the prize will be sent out by a third party and by entering you acknowledge that your details will be passed on to them, solely for the purposes of administering this competition.

12. Prizes will be sent out to winners by post. However, BookTrust cannot be held responsible for any prizes lost, damaged or stolen after they have been sent.

13. Where a third party is supplying a prize, BookTrust accepts no responsibility for inaccuracy of any prize description, and the third party is responsible for prize fulfilment.

14. By entering you are agreeing to the terms and conditions in our privacy statement.

15. BookTrust reserves the right to amend the competition end date at any time.

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