F. Sibert Award
is the Robert F. Sibert Award?
Robert F. Sibert Award is to honor an author whose work of
nonfiction has made a significant contribution to the field of
children's literature. Information books are defined as those
written where" accuracy, documentation and organization are of
significance and the illustrative materials meets the same
decides the winner?
Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC,) a division of
the American Library Association, selects the winner. The book
must be published in the preceding year and written by a resident or
citizen of the United States.
did the award begin?
award, sponsored by Bound to Stay Bound Book, Inc., was created by
ALSC in 2000. The first awards presented in 2001.
special criteria are used to select this award?
states the criteria including high quality in writing and
illustration with clear and accurate presentation in both text and
illustration. Poetry and folk tales are excluded. They
style of presentation must be appropriate for intended audience of
children up to age 14. The book must be self-contained
and not dependent on another media such as sound, film, or computer.
is it called the Robert F. Sibert Award?
award is named in honor of Robert F. Sibert who was President of
Bound to Stay Bound Books, Inc. of Jacksonville, Illinois.
does the award look like?
a bust of Mr. Sibert with printing "The Robert F. Sibert"
above and "Medal" below.