Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award

Awarded annually in the U.S. to the author and illustrator of the most distinguished informational book for children published in English.

80 items

Title Overview Format & Publisher Call Number
Camp Panda
Helping Cubs Return to the Wild
Book - 2018 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt J 599.789 THIMMES
How A Radio Broadcast and The War of the Worlds Sparked the 1938 Invasion of America
Book - 2018 Calkins Creek, an imprint of Highlights J/ 791.4472 WAR JARROW
The Girl Who Drew Butterflies
How Maria Merian's Art Changed Science
Book - 2018 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt J 508.092 MERIAN SIDMAN
The Unwanted
Stories of the Syrian Refugees
Book - 2018 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt TEEN READ 2019 BROWN
We Are Grateful
Book - 2018 Charlesbridge JE 970.3 CHEROKH SORELL
When Angels Sing
The Story of Rock Legend Carlos Santana
Book - 2018 Atheneum Books for Young Readers J 787.8716 SANTANA MAHIN
Chef Roy Choi and the Street Food Remix Book - 2017 Readers to Eaters Books JE 641.5092 CHOI MARTIN
Grand Canyon Book - 2017 Roaring Brook Press J 557.9132 CHIN
Not So Different
What You Really Want to Ask About Having A Disability
Book - 2017 Roaring Brook Press J 362.4309 BURCAW
Sea Otter Heroes
The Predators That Saved An Ecosystem
Book - 2017 Millbrook Press J 599.7695 NEWMAN
Twelve Days in May
Freedom Ride 1961
Book - 2017 Calkins Creek, an imprint of Hightlights J/ 323.1196 BRIMNER
Giant Squid Book - 2016 Roaring Brook Press J 594.58 FLEMING
Book Three
Book - 2016 Top Shelf Productions 323.1196 LEWIS V.3
A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor's Story
Book - 2016 Carolrhoda Books J/ 940.5425 YASUI STELSON
The Japanese American Experience During World War II
Book - 2016 Alfred A. Knopf / 940.5317 MARRIN
We Will Not Be Silent
The White Rose Student Resistance Movement That Defied Adolf Hitler
Book - 2016 Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt J 943.086 FREEDMA
Drowned City
Hurricane Katrina & New Orleans
Book - 2015 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt / 363.3492 BROWN
Funny Bones
Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras
Book - 2015 Abrams Books for Young Readers J 769.92 POSADA TONATIU
The Boys Who Challenged Hitler
Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club
Book - 2015 Farrar Straus Giroux / 940.5348 HOOSE
Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom
My Story of the 1965 Selma Voting Rights March
Book - 2015 Dial Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC / 323.1196 LOWERY
Voice of Freedom
Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement
Book - 2015 Candlewick Press J 323.092 HAMER WEATHER
Brown Girl Dreaming Book - 2014 Nancy Paulsen Books J 811.54 WOODSON
The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker
Book - 2014 Chronicle Books J 792.8028 BAKER POWELL
Neighborhood Sharks
Hunting With the Great Whites of California's Farallon Islands
Book - 2014 David Macaulay Studio, Roaring Brook Press J 597.33 ROY
Separate Is Never Equal
Sylvia Mendez and Her Family's Fight for Desegregation
Book - 2014 Harry N Abrams J 379.263 MENDEZ TONATIU
The Family Romanov
Murder, Rebellion & the Fall of Imperial Russia
Book - 2014 Schwartz & Wade Books / 947.083 ROMANOV FLEMING
The Right Word
Roget and His Thesaurus
Book - 2014 Eerdmans Books for Young Readers J 409.2 ROGET BRYANT
A Splash of Red
The Life and Art of Horace Pippin
Book - 2013 Alfred A. Knopf J 759.13 PIPPIN BRYANT
Locomotive Picture Book - 2013 Atheneum Books for Young Readers JP FLOCA
Look Up!
Bird-watching in your Own Backyard
Book - 2013 Candlewick Press J 598.0723 CATE
Parrots Over Puerto Rico Book - 2013 Lee & Low Books Inc J 598.7109 ROTH
The Mad Potter
George E. Ohr, Eccentric Genius
Book - 2013 Roaring Brook Press J 738.092 OHR GREENBE
The Race to Build and Steal the World's Most Dangerous Weapon
Book - 2012 Roaring Brook Press J/ 623.4511 SHEINKI
Electric Ben
The Amazing Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin
Book - 2012 Dial Books for Young ReadersPenguin Group J 973.3092 FRANKLI BYRD
A Year on the Wind With the Great Survivor B95
Book - 2012 Farrar Straus Giroux J/ 598.0723 HOOSE
Voices From the Disaster
Book - 2012 Scholastic Press J/ 910.9163 HOPKINS
Balloons Over Broadway
The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade
Book - 2011 Houghton Mifflin Books for Children J 791.5309 SARG SWEET
Black & White
The Confrontation Between Reverend Fred L. Shuttlesworth and Eugene "Bull" Connor
Book - 2011 Calkins Creek J/ 323.1196 BRIMNER
Drawing From Memory Book - 2011 Scholastic Press J 741.6409 SAY
The Elephant Scientist Book - 2011 Houghton Mifflin Books for Children J 599.674 O'CONNE
The Absolutely True Tale of Disaster in Salem
Book - 2011 National Geographic Society J/ 133.4309 SCHANZE
Ballet for Martha
Making Appalachian Spring
Book - 2010 Flash Point J 792.8 GREENBE
Kakapo Rescue
Saving the World's Strangest Parrot
Book - 2010 Houghton Mifflin Books for Children J 639.9787 MONTGOM
Lafayette and the American Revolution Book - 2010 Holiday House J 973.4109 LAFAYET FREEDMA
Almost Astronauts
13 Women Who Dared to Dream
Book - 2009 Candlewick Press J 629.45 STONE
Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Book
The Flight of Apollo 11
Book - 2009 Atheneum Books for Young Readers J 629.454 FLOCA
The Day-Glo Brothers
The True Story of Bob and Joe Switzer's Bright Ideas and Brand-new Colors
Book - 2009 Charlesbridge J 535.352 SWITZER BARTON
Bodies From the Ice
Melting Glaciers and the Recovery of the Past
Book - 2008 Houghton Mifflin J/ 599.9 DEEM
We Are the Ship
The Story of Negro League Baseball
Book - 2008 Jump at the SunHyperion Books for Children J 796.3576 NELSON
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