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Robert F. Sibert Medal
2001

Robert F. Sibert Medal
2002

Robert F. Sibert Medal
2003

Robert F. Sibert Medal
2004

Robert F. Sibert Medal
2005

Robert F. Sibert Medal
2006

Robert F. Sibert Medal
2007

Robert F. Sibert Medal
2008

Robert F. Sibert Medal
2009

Robert F. Sibert Medal
2010

Robert F. Sibert Medal
2011

       

 

Robert F. Sibert
Informational Book Medal

The Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award, established by the Association for Library Service to Children in 2001, is awarded annually to the author of the most distinguished informational book published in English during the preceding year. The award is named in honor of Robert F. Sibert, the long-time President of Bound to Stay Bound Books, Inc. of Jacksonville, Illinois, and is sponsored by the company.

The ALSC Informational Book Award is intended to honor the author whose work of nonfiction has made a significant contribution to the field of children's literature. Information books are defined as those written and illustrated to present, organize and interpret documentable factual material for children.

There are no limitations as to the character of the book except that it be original work although poetry and traditional literature (e.g., folktales) are not eligible. Honor books may be named. They shall be books that are also truly distinguished.  The award is restricted to authors who are citizens or residents of the United States and published in the United States.  The committee is to consider in its deliberations only the books eligible for the award as specified in the terms.

"Significant contribution" to the field of children's literature is gauged by how well the entire work elucidates, clarifies and enlivens its subject. Accuracy, documentation and organization are of significance and illustrative material must meet the same standards of informing the reader and illuminating the text.

 

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