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Book Awards: Sibert Medal

Using the same criteria that ALSC members do to decide the "real" Sibert Medal, a group of children's literature lovers narrowed down a list of books to our favorites each year. And the winners are...

2012 MOCK SIBERT AWARD WINNER

Balloons Over Broadway
by Melissa Sweet
Houghton Mifflin

2012 MOCK SIBERT HONOR

The House Baba Built
by Ed Young
Little, Brown and Co.

2010 MOCK SIBERT AWARD WINNER

The Frog Scientist
by Pamela S. Turner
Houghton Mifflin

2010 MOCK SIBERT HONORS (in no particular order)

Redwoods
by Jason Chin
Roaring Brook Press

Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice
by Phillip Hoose
Melanie Kroupa

2009 MOCK SIBERT AWARD WINNER

Ain't Nothing But a Man: My Quest to Find the Real John Henry
by Scott Reynolds Nelson
National Geographic

2009 MOCK SIBERT HONORS (in no particular order)

Frogs
by Nic Bishop
Scholastic

Wild Tracks: A Guide to Nature's Footprints
by Jim Arnosky
Sterling

She Touched the World: Laura Bridgman, Deaf-Blind Pioneer
by Sally Hobart Alexander and Robert Alexander
Clarion Books

2008 MOCK SIBERT AWARD WINNER

The Wall
by Peter Sis
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

2008 MOCK SIBERT HONORS (in no particular order)

Artist to Artist
Philomel

A Seed is Sleepy
by Dianna Aston
Chronicle Books

Emi and the Rhino Scientist
by Mary Kay Carson
Houghton Mifflin

Dogs and Cats
by Steve Jenkins
Houghton Mifflin

1607: A New Look at Jamestown
by Karen E. Lange
National Geographic

2007 MOCK SIBERT AWARD WINNER

An Egg Is Quiet
by Dianna Aston
Chronicle Books

2007 MOCK SIBERT HONORS (in no particular order)

The Adventures of Marco Polo
by Russell Freedman
Arthur A. Levine Books

Freedom Walkers: The Story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott
by Russell Freedman
Holiday House

2006 MOCK SIBERT AWARD WINNER

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

2006 MOCK SIBERT HONORS (in no particular order)

Good Brother, Bad Brother
by James Cross Giblin
Clarion Books

Let's Talk About Race
by Julius Lester
Harper Collins/Armistad

10,000 Days of Thunder: A History of the Vietnam War
by Philip Caputo
Atheneum

2005 MOCK SIBERT AWARD WINNER

George Washington, Spymaster: How the Americans Outspied the British and Won the Revolutionary War
by Thomas B. Allen
National Geographic

2004 MOCK SIBERT HONORS (in no particular order)

The Tarantula Scientist
by Sy Montgomery
Houghton Mifflin

2004 MOCK SIBERT AWARD WINNER

An American Plague
by Jim Murphy
Clarion

2004 MOCK SIBERT HONORS (in no particular order)

Ben Franklin's Almanac: Being a True Account of the Good Gentleman's Life
by Candace Fleming
Atheneum

Freedom Roads: Searching for the Underground Railroad
by Joyce Hansen and Gary McGowan
Cricket

2003 MOCK SIBERT AWARD WINNER

This Land Was Made for You and Me: The Life and Songs of Woody Guthrie
by Elizabeth Partridge
Viking

2003 MOCK SIBERT HONORS (in no particular order)

The Young Adventurer's Guide to Everest: From Avalanche to Zopkiok
by Jonathan Chester
Tricycle

Phineas Gage: A Gruesome but True Story about Brain Science
by John Fleischman
Houghton Mifflin

Fossil Fish Found Alive: Discovering the Coelacanth
by Sally Walker
Carolrhoda

2002 MOCK SIBERT AWARD WINNER

We Were There, Too!: Young People in US History
by Phillip M. Hoose
Farrar, Straus & Giroux

2002 MOCK SIBERT HONORS (in no particular order)

Shipwrecked!: The True Adventures of a Japanese Boy
by Rhoda Blumberg
HarperCollins

Woody Guthrie, Poet of the People
by Bonnie Christensen
Knopf

Comments and suggestions can be sent to Mary R. Voors, Manager, Children's Services at mvoors@acpl.lib.in.us.

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