Sibert Medal

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Sibert Medal
Awarded for "the most distinguished informational book" for children
Country United States
Presented by Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association
First awarded 2001
Official website ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/sibertmedal

The Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal established by the Association for Library Service to Children in 2001 with support from Bound to Stay Bound Books, Inc., is awarded annually to the writer and illustrator of the most distinguished informational book published in English during the preceding year.[1][2] The award is named in honor of Robert F. Sibert, the long-time President of Bound to Stay Bound Books, Inc. of Jacksonville, Illinois. ALSC administers the award.[2]

"Informational books are defined as those written and illustrated to present, organize, and interpret documentable, factual material." Poetry and traditional literature such as folktales are not eligible but there is no other restriction (such as reference books or even nonfiction books). The book must be published originally or simultaneously in the United States and in English.[3]

Recipients[edit]

Robert F. Sibert Medal and Honor Books, 2001–present[4]
Year Writer Illustrator Title Citation
2014 Susan L. Roth and Cindy Trumbore Susan L. Roth Parrots over Puerto Rico Winner
2014 Jen Bryant Melissa Sweet A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin Honor
2014 Annette LeBlanc Cate Annette LeBlanc Cate Look Up! Bird-Watching in Your Own Backyard Honor
2014 Brian Floca Brian Floca Locomotive Honor
2014 Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan The Mad Potter: George E. Ohr, Eccentric Genius Honor
2013 Steve Sheinkin Bomb: The Race to Build - and Steal - the World's Most Dangerous Weapon Winner
2013 Robert Byrd Robert Byrd Electric Ben: The Amazing Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin Honor
2013 Phillip Hoose na Moonbird: A Year on the Wind with Great Survivor B95 Honor
2013 Deborah Hopkinson Titanic: Voices from the Disaster Honor
2012 Melissa Sweet Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade Winner
2012 Larry Dane Brimner Black & White: The Confrontation between Reverend Fred L. Shuttlesworth and Eugene 'Bull' Connor Honor
2012 Allen Say Allen Say Drawing from Memory Honor
2012 Caitlin O'Connell and Donna M. Jackson Caitlin O'Connell and Timothy Rodwell (Photographers) The Elephant Scientist Honor
2012 Rosalyn Schanzer Rosalyn Schanzer Witches!: The Absolutely True Tale of Disaster in Salem Honor
2011 Sy Montgomery Nic Bishop Kakapo: Saving the World's Strangest Bird Winner
2011 Jan Greenberg and Sandra Johnson Brian Floca Ballet for Martha: Making Appalachian Spring Honor
2011 Russell Freedman na Lafayette and the American Revolution Honor
2010 Tanya Lee Stone Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream Winner
2010 Chris Barton Tony Persiani The Day-Glo Brothers: The True Story of Bob and Joe Switzer's Bright Ideas and Brand New Colors Honor
2010 Brian Floca Brian Floca Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11 Honor
2010 Phillip Hoose na Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice Honor
2009 Kadir Nelson Kadir Nelson We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball Winner
2009 James M. Deem na Bodies from the Ice: Melting Glaciers and the Recovery of the Past Honor
2009 Barbara Kerley Edwin Fotheringham What to Do About Alice?: How Alice Roosevelt Broke the Rules, Charmed the World, and Drove Her Father Teddy Crazy! Honor
2008 Peter Sís Peter Sís The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain Winner
2008 Brian Floca Brian Floca Lightship Honor
2008 Nic Bishop Nic Bishop Nic Bishop Spiders Honor
2007 Catherine Thimmesh na Team Moon: How 400,000 People Landed Apollo 11 on the Moon Winner
2007 Ann Bausum na Freedom Riders: John Lewis and Jim Zwerg on the Front Lines of the Civil Rights Movement Honor
2007 Sy Montgomery Nic Bishop Quest for the Tree Kangaroo: An Expedition to the Cloud Forest of New Guinea Honor
2007 Siena Cherson Siegel Mark Siegel To Dance: A Ballerina’s Graphic Novel Honor
2006 Sally M. Walker na Secrets of a Civil War Submarine: Solving the Mysteries of the H.L. Hunley Winner
2006 Susan Campbell Bartoletti na Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler's Shadow Honor
2005 Russell Freedman na The Voice that Challenged a Nation: Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights Winner
2005 Barbara Kerley Brian Selznick Walt Whitman: Words for America Honor
2005 Sy Montgomery Nic Bishop The Tarantula Scientist Honor
2005 James Rumford James Rumford Sequoyah: The Cherokee Man Who Gave His People Writing Honor
2004 Jim Murphy na An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 Winner
2004 Vicki Cobb Julia Gorton I Face the Wind Honor
2003 James Cross Giblin na The Life and Death of Adolf Hitler Winner
2003 Karen Blumenthal na Six Days in October: The Stock Market Crash of 1929 Honor
2003 Jack Gantos na Hole in My Life Honor
2003 Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan Robert Andrew Parker Action Jackson Honor
2003 Pam Munoz Ryan Brian Selznick When Marian Sang Honor
2002 Susan Campbell Bartoletti na Black Potatoes: The Story of the Great Irish Famine, 1845-1850 Winner
2002 Andrea Warren na Surviving Hitler: A Boy in the Nazi Death Camps Honor
2002 Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan na Vincent van Gogh Honor
2002 Lynn Curlee Lynn Curlee Brooklyn Bridge Honor
2001 Marc Aronson Marc Aronson Sir Walter Ralegh and the Quest for El Dorado Winner
2001 Joan Dash Dušan Petričić The Longitude Prize Honor
2001 Jim Murphy na Blizzard! The Storm That Changed America Honor
2001 Sophie Webb Sophie Webb My Season with Penguins: An Antarctic Journal Honor
2001 Judd Winick Judd Winick Pedro and Me: Friendship, Loss, and What I Learned Honor

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