School Library Service

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

2014 Shortlist

  • Weather by P Arlon and T Gordon-Harris WINNER
  • Animal Diaries: Spider by S Parker
  • Lunchbox: the Story of Food by C Butterworth
  • Get Cooking! edited by C Love
  • Shelters and Habitats by S Green

Previous Winners

2014 - Weather by P Arlon and T Gordon-Harris
2013 - Fizzing Physics by Steve Parker
HIBA 2010 poster