Sibert Medal Winners

Here are the ten most recent winners of the Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award — i.e. the “Sibert Medal” — the most prestigious award for children’s nonfiction pubished in the United States. The Sibert Medal was first established in 2001 and is administered by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC).

Honeybee: The Busy Life of Apis Mellifera by Candace Fleming and Eric Rohmann (2021)

Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story by Kevin Noble Maillard and Juana Martinez-Neal (2020)

The Girl Who Drew Butterflies: How Maria Merian’s Art Changed Science by Joyce Sidman (2019)

Twelve Days in May: Freedom Ride 1961 by Larry Dane Brimner (2018)

March: Book Three by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell (2017)

Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras by Duncan Tonatiuh (2016)

The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus by Jen Bryant and Melissa Sweet (2015)

Parrots over Puerto Rico by Susan L. Roth and Cindy Trumbore (2014)

Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin (2013)

Balloons over Broadway:  The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy’s Parade by Melissa Sweet (2012)