Sibert Medal 2014

most distinguished informational book

The Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal is awarded annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) 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.

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Author: Susan Roth
2014 Sibert Medal - Winner

A combined history of the Puerto Rican parrot and the island of Puerto Rico, highlighting current efforts to save the Puerto Rican parrot by protecting and managing this endangered species

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Author: Jennifer Bryant
2014 Sibert Medal - Honor

Presents an illustrated introduction to the life and work of artist Horace Pippin, describing his childhood love for drawing and the World War I injury that challenged his career.

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Author: Brian Floca
2014 Sibert Medal - Honor

From the creator of Moonshot comes a rich and detailed sensory exploration of America's early railroads. These pages come alive with the details of the trip and the sounds, speed, and strength of the mighty locomotives of the 19th century.

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Author: Annette Cate
2014 Sibert Medal - Honor

This conversational, humorous introduction to bird-watching encourages kids to get outdoors with a sketchbook and really look around. Quirky full-color illustrations portray dozens of birds chatting about their distinctive characteristics, including color, shape, plumage, and beak and foot types, while tongue-in-cheek cartoons feature banter between birds, characters, and the reader (Here I am, the noble spruce grouse. In a spruce grove. Eatin' some spruce. Yep.). Interactive and enjoyable tips bring an age-old hobby to new life for the next generation of bird-watchers.

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Author: Jan Greenberg
2014 Sibert Medal - Honor

Illustrated with evocative historical photographs and over fifty color reproductions of his ceramics, The Mad Potter tells the extraordinary story of an eccentric American maverick who was determined to make his mark and who never stopped believing that even the unlikeliest dreams can come true.