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Informational Book Award

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Robert F. Sibert Award 

 

 

 

What is the Robert F. Sibert Award?

The 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 standards." 

 

Who decides the winner?

The 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.  

 

When did the award begin?

This award, sponsored by Bound to Stay Bound Book, Inc., was created by ALSC in 2000.  The first awards presented in 2001.  

 

What special criteria are used to select this award?

ALSC 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.

 

Why is it called the Robert F. Sibert Award?

The award is named in honor of Robert F. Sibert who was President of Bound to Stay Bound Books, Inc. of Jacksonville, Illinois.

 

What does the award look like?

Medal is a bust of Mr. Sibert with printing "The Robert F. Sibert" above and "Medal" below.

 

 

 

YEAR AUTHOR TITLE   (Curriculum Lab Call Number)
2007 Thimmesh, Catherine TEAM MOON: HOW 400,000 PEOPLE LANDED APOLLO 11 ON THE MOON  (YP  629.45  T443te)
  Bausum, Ann FREEDOM RIDERS: JOHN LEWIS AND JIM ZWERG ON THE FRONT LINES OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT  (YP  323.1  B351fr)
  Montgomery, Sy QUEST FOR THE TREE KANGAROO: AN EXPEDITION TO THE CLOUD FOREST OF NEW GUINEA
  Siegel, Siena Cherson TO DANCE: A BALLERINA'S GRAPHIC NOVEL   (J  S571to)
     
2006 Walker, Sally M. SECRETS OF A CIVIL WAR SUBMARINE: SOLVING THE MYSTERIES OF THE H. L. HUNLEY  (YP  973.75 W184se)
  Bartoletti, Susan Campbell HITLER YOUTH: GROWING UP IN HITLER'S SHADOW  (YP 943.086 B292hi)
     
2005 Freedman, Russell VOICE THAT CHALLENGED A NATION  (YP 92 A549fr)
  Kerley, Barbara WALT WHITMAN: WORDS FOR AMERICA (YP 92 W616ke)
  Montgomery, Sy TARANTULA SCIENTIST  (YP 595.44 M788ta)
  Rumford, James SEQUOYAH: THE CHEROKEE MAN WHO GAVE HIS PEOPLE WRITING          (J 92 S479ru)
     
2004 Murphy, Jim AMERICAN PLAGUE: THE TRUE AND TERRIFYING STORY OF THE YELLOW FEVER EPIDEMIC OF 1793  (YP 614.541 M978am)
  Cobb, Vicki I FACE THE WIND  (J 551.5 C653vi
     
2003 Giblin, James Cross LIFE AND DEATH OF ADOLF HITLER
Blumenthal, Karen SIX DAYS IN OCTOBER: THE STOCK MARKET CRASH OF 1929
Gantos, Jack HOLE IN MY LIFE  (YP  92 G211)
Greenberg, Jan & Jordan, Sandra ACTION JACKSON  (J 92 P776gr)
Ryan, Pam Munoz WHEN MARIAN SANG  (J 92 A548ry)
     
2002 Bartoletti, Susan Campbell BLACK POTATOES (YP 941.5 B292bl)
Warren, Andrea SURVIVING HITLER: A BOY IN THE NAZI DEATH CAMPS (YP 940.53 W286su)
Greenberg, Jan VINCENT VAN GOGH (YP 92 G798gr)
Curlee, Lynn BROOKLYN BRIDGE (YP 624.55 C975br)

 

2001 Aronson, Marc SIR WALTER RALEGH AND THE QUEST FOR EL DORADO (YP 02 R163a)
Dash, Joan THE LONGITUDE PRIZE (YP 681 D229lo)
Murphy, Jim BLIZZARD! THE STORM THAT CHANGED AMERICA (YP 974.7 M978bl)
Webb, Sophie MY SEASON WITH PENGUINS: AN ANTARCTIC JOURNAL
Winick, Judd PEDRO AND ME: FRIENDSHIP, LOSS, AND WHAT I LEARNED (YP 362.1 W772pe)

 

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