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Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal : Home

About the Award

The Sibert Award honors the most distinguished informational book published in English in the preceding year for its significant contribution to children’s literature.

The award is given 2001-Present

Award by Year

2017 March: Book Three by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin, Illustrated by Nate Powell
2016 Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras by Duncan Tonatiuh
2015 The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus by Jen Bryant
2014 Parrots over Puerto Rico by Susan L. Roth
2013 Bomb: The Race to Build-And Steal-the World's Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin
2012 Balloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade by Melissa Sweet
2011 Kakapo Rescue: Saving the World's Strangest Parrot written by Sy Montgomery, photographs by Nic Bishop
2010 Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream by Tanya Lee Stone
2009 We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball by Kadir Nelson
2008 The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain by Peter Sís
2007 Team Moon: How 400,000 People Landed Apollo 11 on the Moon by Catherine Thimmesh
2006 Secrets of a Civil War Submarine: Solving the Mysteries of the H.L. Hunley by Sally M. Walker
2005 The Voice that Challenged a Nation: Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights by Russell Freedmen
2004 An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 by Jim Murphy
2003 The Life and Death of Adolf Hitler by James Cross Giblin
2002 Black Potatoes: The Story of the Great Irish Famine, 1845-1850 by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
2001 Sir Walter Ralegh and the Quest for El Dorado by Marc Aronson