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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


Almost Astronauts : 13 Women Who Dared to Dream by Tanya Lee Stone

  • The Day-Glo Brothers : the True Story of Bob and Joe Switzer's Bright Ideas and Brand New Colors by Chris Barton, illustrated by Tony Persiani

  • Moonshot : the Flight of Apollo 11 written & illustrated by Brian Floca

  • Claudette Colvin : Twice Toward Justice by Phillip Hoose


Kakapo : Saving the World's Strangest Bird by Sy Montgomery, illustrated by Nic Bishop

  • Ballet for Martha : Making Appalachian Spring by Jan Greenberg & Sandra Johnson, illustrated by Brian Floca

  • Lafayette and the American Revolution by Russell Freedman


Balloons Over Broadway : the True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade written & illustrated by Melissa Sweet

  • Black & White : the Confrontation Between Reverend Fred L. Shuttlesworth and Eugene "Bull" Connor by Larry Dane Brimner

  • Drawing from Memory written & illustrated by Allen Say

  • The Elephant Scientist by Caitlin O'Connell & Donnal M. Jackson, photographs by Caitlin O'Connell & Timothy Rodwell

  • Witches! : the Absolutely True Tale of Disaster in Salem written & illustrated by Rosalyn Schanzer


Bomb : the Race to Build - and Steal - the World's Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin

  • Electric Ben : the Amazing Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin written & illustrated by Robert Byrd

  • Moonbird : a Year on the Wind with Great Survivor B95 by Phillip Hoose

  • Titanic : Voices from the Disaster by Deborah Hopkinson


Parrots Over Puerto Rico written by Susan L. Roth & Cindy Trumbore, illustrated by Susan L. Roth

  • A Splash of Red : the Life and Art of Horace Pippin written by Jen Bryant, illustrated by Melissa Sweet

  • Look Up!  Bird-Watching in Your Own Backyard written & illustrated by Annette LeBlanc Cate

  • Locomotive written & illustrated by Brian Floca

  • The Mad Potter : George E. Ohr, Eccentric Genius by Jan Greenberg & Sandra Jordan


The Right Word : Roget and His Thesaurus by Jen Bryant, illustrated by Melissa Sweet

  • The Family Romanov : Murder, Rebellion & the Fall of Imperial Russia by Candace Fleming

  • Josephine : the Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker by Patricia Hruby Powell, illustrated by Christian Robinson

  • Neighborhood Sharks : Hunting with the Great Whites of California's Farallon Islands written & illustrated by Katherine Roy

  • Separate is Never Equal : Sylva Mendez & Her Family's Fight for Desegregation written & illustrated by Duncan Tonatiuh

  • Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson


Bones : Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras written & illustrated by Duncan Tonatiuh

  • Drowned City : Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans written & illustrated by Don Brown

  • The Boys Who Challenged Hitler : Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club by Phillip Hoose

  • Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom : My Story of the 1965 Selma Voting Rights March by Lynda Blackmon Lowery, as told to Elspeth Leacock & Susan Buckley, illustrated by P. J. Loughran

  • Voice of Freedom : Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil RIghts Movement by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by Ekua Holmes


March : Book Three by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin, illustrated by Nate Powell

  • Giant Squid by Candace Fleming, illustrated by Eric Rohmann

  • Sachiko : A Nagaaki Bomb Survivor's Story by Caren Stelson

  • Uprooted : the Japanese American Experience During World War II by Albert Marrin

  • We Will Not Be Silent : the White Rose Student Resistance Movement That Defied Adolf Hitler by Russell Freedman


Twelve Days in May : Freedom Ride 1961 by Larry Dane Brimner

  • Chef Roy Choi and the Street Food Remix by Jacqueline Briggs Martin & June Jo Lee, illustrated by Man One

  • Grand Canyon written & illustrated by Jason Chin

  • Not So Different : What You Really Want to Ask about Having a Disability by Shane Burcaw, illustrated by Matt Carr

  • Sea Otter Heroes : the Predators That Saved an Ecosystem by Patricia Newman


The Girl Who Drew Butterflies : How Maria Merian's Art Changed Science by Joyce Sidman

  • Camp Panda : Helping Cubs Return to the Wild by Catherine Thimmesh

  • Spooked! : How a Radio Broadcast and The War of the Worlds Sparked the 1938 Invasion of America by Gail Jarrow

  • The Unwanted : Stories of the Syrian Refugees written & illustrated by Don Brown

  • We Are Grateful : Otsaliheliga by Trace Sorell, illustrated by Frané Lessac

  • When Angels Sing : the Story of Rock Legend Carlos Santana by MIchael Mahin, illustrated by Jose Ramirez