The Hampshire Information Book Award was piloted in 2013.
The judges are Year 4 pupils, and the shortlist is made up of 5 books chosen for their potential both to stimulate discussion and to reinforce the value of information books in the digital age.
Aims of the award are:
to promote the enjoyment of reading
to develop pupils’ appreciation of information books
to develop pupils’ critical abilities in assessing the creative work of printed text, using speaking and listening skills
to celebrate the value of information books in an electronic age
to develop skills enabling children to evaluate information sources
to develop pupils' confidence in information retrieval
2016 - Predators by Paul Calver and Toby Reynolds
2015 - Lions by Sally Morgan
2014 - Weather by P Arlon and T Gordon-Harris
2013 - Fizzing Physics by Steve Parker