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Hampshire Information Book Award

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 Shortlist

  • Predators by Paul Calver and Toby Reynolds - WINNER
  • A Rock is Lively by Dianna Hutts Aston
  • Be an Explorer by Chris Oxlade
  • A Walk in Paris by Salvatore Rubbino
  • Incredible Insects by Richard Spilsbury

Previous Winners

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

HIBA 2010 poster

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