Kids: The Sibert Award

First awarded in 2001, the  Sibert Informational Book Award  is presented annually to the author of the most distinguished informational book for children published during the preceding year. The award is named in honor of Robert F. Sibert, the long-time President of Bound to Stay Bound Books and administered by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association. 

2014 Winner

Parrots Over Puerto Rico, by Susan L. Roth and Cindy Trumbore

2014 Honor Books

A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin, by Jen Bryant

Look Up! Bird-Watching in Your Own Backyard, by Annette LeBlanc Cate

Locomotive, by Brian Floca

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


2013 Winner

Bomb: The Race to Build - And Steal - the World's Most Dangeous Weapon, by Steve Sheinkin

2013 Honor Books

Electric Ben: The Amazing Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin, by Robert Byrd

Moonbird: A Year on the Wind with the Great Survivor B95, by Phillip M. Hoose

Titanic: Voices from the Disaster, by Deborah Hopkinson


2012 Winner

Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade, by Melissa Sweet

2012 Honor Books

Black & White: The Confrontation Between Reverend Fred L. Shuttlesworth and Eugene "Bull" Connor, written by Larry Dane Brimnerand

Drawing from Memory, by Allen Say

The Elephant Scientist, by Caitlin O'Connell and Donna M. Jackson

Witches!: The Absolutely True Tale of Disaster in Salem, by Rosalyn Schanzerand

2011 Winner

 Kakapo Rescue: Saving the World's Strangest Parrot, by Sy Montogmery

2011 Honor Books

 Ballet for Martha: Making Appalachian Spring by Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan

Lafayette and the American Revolution, by Russell Freedman

2010 Winner

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

2010 Honor Books

The Day-Glo Brothers: The True Story of Bob and Joe Switzer's Bright Ideas and Brand New Colors by Chris Barton

Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11  by Brian Floca

 Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip Hoose


2009 Winner

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

2009 Honor Books

Bodies from the Ice: Melting Glaciers and Rediscovery of the Past written by James M. Deem.

 What to Do about Alice?: How Alice Roosevelt Broke the Rules, Charmed the World, and Drove Her Father Teddy Crazy! written by Barbara Kerley, illusrated by Edwin Fotheringham.


2008 Winner

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

2008 Honor Book

Lightship by Brian Floca

Nic Bishop Spiders by Nic Bishop

2007 Winner 
Team Moon: How 400,000 People Landed Apollo 11 On the Moon
by Catherine Thimmesh

2007 Honor Books 
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
To Dance: A Ballerina's Graphic Novel 
by Siena Cherson Siegel 

2006 Winner
Secrets of a Civil War Submarine: Solving the Mysteries of the H.L. Hunley by Sally M. Walker

2006 Honor Books
Hitler Youth: Growing Up In Hitler's Shadow by Susan Campbel Bartoletti

2005 Winner
The Voice That Challenged a Nation: Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights by Russell Freedman
2005 Honor Books
Walt Whitman: Words for America by Barbara Kerley
The Tarantula Scientist by Sy Montgomery
Sequoyah:The Cherokee Man Who Gave His People Writing by James Rumford

2004 Winner
An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 by Jim Murphy
2004 Honor Book
I Face the Wind by Vicki Cobb with illustrations by Julia Gorton

2003 Winner
The Life and Death of Adolf Hitler by James Cross Giblin
2003 Honor Books
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 and Sandra Jordan
When Marian Sang by Pam Munoz Ryan

2002 Winner
Black Potatoes: The Story of the Great Irish Famine, 1845-1850 by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
2002 Honor Books
Surviving Hitler: A Boy in the Nazi Death Camps by Andrea Warren
Vincent van Gogh: Portrait of an Artist by Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan
Brooklyn Bridge by Lynn Curlee

2001 Winner
Sir Walter Ralegh and the Quest for El Dorado by Marc Aronson

2001 Honor Books
The Longitude Prize by Joan Dash
Blizzard! The Storm That Changed America by Jim Murphy
My Season with Penguins: An Antarctic Journal by Sophie Webb
Pedro and Me: Friendship, Loss, and What I Learned by Judd Winick (not owned by SPL)