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Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award

FOr most distinguished informational book for children.

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Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal


Sir Walter Ralegh and the Quest for El Dorado written & illustrated by Marc Aronson

The Longitude Prize by Joan Dash and illustrated by Dušan Petričić

BLIZZARD!  The Storm That Changed America by Jim Murphy

My Season with Penguins : an Antarctic Journal written and illustrated by Sophie Webb

Pedro and Me : Friendship, Loss, and What I Learned written and illustrated by Judd Winick


Black Potatoes : the Story of the Great Irish Famine, 1845-1850 by Susan Campbell Bartoletti

Surviving Hitler : a Boy in the Nazi Death Camps by Andrea Warren

Vincent van Gogh by Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan

Brooklyn Bridge written and illustrated by Lynn Curlee


The Life and Death of Adolf Hitler by James Cross Giblin

  • Six Days in October : the Stock Market Crash of 1929 by Karen Blumenthal

  • Hole in My Life by Jack Gantos

  • Action Jackson by Jan Greenberg & Sandra Jordan, illustrated by Robert Andrew Parker

  • When Marian Sang by Pam Muñoz Ryan, illustrated by Brian Selznick



An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 by Jim Murphy

I Face the Wind by Vicki Cobb, illustrated by Julia Gorton


The Voice that Challenged a Nation : Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights by Russell Freedman

  • Walt Whitman : Words for America by Babara Kerley, illustrated by Brian Selznick

  • The Tarantula Scientist by Sy Montgomery, illustrated by Nic Bishop

  • Sequoyah : the Cherokee Man Who Gave His People Writing written & illustrated by James Rumford


Secrets of a Civl War Submarine : Solving the Mysteries of the H. L. Hunley by Sally M. Walker

Hitler Youth : Growing Up in Hitler's Shadow by Susan Campbell Bartoletti


Team Moon : How 400,000 People Landed Apollo 11 on the Moon by Catherine Thimmesh

  • Freedom Riders : John Lewis and Jim Zwerg on the Front Lines of the Civil Rights Movement by Ann Bausum

  • Quest for the Tree Kangaroo : an Expedition to the Cloud Forest of New Guinea by Sy Montgomery, illustrated by Nic Bishop

  • To Dance : a Ballerina's Graphic Novel by Siena Cherson Siegel, illustrated by Mark Siegel


The Wall : Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain written & illustrated by Peter Sis

  • Lightship written and illustrated by Brian Floca

  • Nic Bishop : Spiders written & illustrated by Nic Bishop


We Are the Ship : the Story of Negro League Baseball written & illustrated by Kadir Nelson

  • Bodies from the Ice : Melting Glaciers and the Recovery of the Past by James M. Deem

  • What to Do About Alice? : How Alice Roosevelt Broke the Rules, Charmed the World, and Drover Her Father Teddy Crazy! by Barbara Kerley, illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham