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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

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 Award by Year

2020 Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story by Kevin Noble Maillard E MAI


The Girl Who Drew Butterflies: How Maria Merian’s Art Changed Science by Joyce Sidman Juvenile Non-Fiction QL31.M53 S53 2018  

2018 Twelve Days in May: Freedom Ride 1961 by Larry Dane Brimner E185.96 . B75 2017
2017 March: Book Three by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin, Illustrated by Nate Powell  E840.8.L43 A3 2016
2016 Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras by Duncan Tonatiuh NE546.P6 T65 2015
2015 The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus by Jen Bryant CT788.R534 B79 2014
2014 Parrots over Puerto Rico by Susan L. Roth QL696.P7 R68 2013
2013 Bomb: The Race to Build-And Steal-the World's Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin UG1282.A8 S235 2012
2012 Balloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade by Melissa Sweet PN1982.S27 S84 2011
2011 Kakapo Rescue: Saving the World's Strangest Parrot written by Sy Montgomery, photographs by Nic Bishop QL696.P7 M79 2010
2010 Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream by Tanya Lee Stone TL789.85.A1 S79 2009
2009 We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball by Kadir Nelson GV875.A1 N45 2008
2008 The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain by Peter Sís NC975.5.S57 A2 2007
2007 Team Moon: How 400,000 People Landed Apollo 11 on the Moon by Catherine Thimmesh TL798.8.U6 A582546 2006
2006 Secrets of a Civil War Submarine: Solving the Mysteries of the H.L. Hunley by Sally M. Walker E599.H4 W35 2005
2005 The Voice that Challenged a Nation: Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights by Russell Freedmen ML3930.A5 F73 2004
2004 An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 by Jim Murphy RA644.Y4 M875 2003
2003 The Life and Death of Adolf Hitler by James Cross Giblin DD247.H5 G49 2002
2002 Black Potatoes: The Story of the Great Irish Famine, 1845-1850 by Susan Campbell Bartoletti DA950.7 .B37 2001
2001 Sir Walter Ralegh and the Quest for El Dorado by Marc Aronson DA86.22.R2 A76 2000