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Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal 2013

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Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal 2013

The Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal was awarded for the first time in 2001 to Marc Aronson for SIR WALTER RALEIGH AND THE QUEST FOR EL DORADO. It is given to honor the authors, illustrators and/or photographers of the most distinguished informational book published for children in the preceding year. Informational books are defined as those written and illustrated to present, organize and interpret documentable factual material. The award is named in honor of Robert F. Sibert, the long-time President of Bound to Stay Bound Books, Inc. of Jacksonville, Illinois.

-The winner of the Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal is BOMB: The Race to Build --- and Steal --- the World's Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin.

-Three Robert F. Sibert Honor Books were named: ELECTRIC BEN: The Amazing Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin by Robert Byrd; MOONBIRD: A Year on the Wind with the Great Survivor B95 by Phillip M. Hoose; and TITANIC: Voices from the Disaster by Deborah Hopkinson.

Bomb: The Race to Build--and Steal--the World's Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin - History

In December of 1938, a chemist in a German laboratory made a shocking discovery: When placed next to radioactive material, a Uranium atom split in two. This is the story of the plotting, the risk-taking, the deceit, and genius that created the world's most formidable weapon. This is the story of the atomic bomb.

Electric Ben: The Amazing Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin by Robert Byrd - Picture Book

 

A true Renaissance man, Benjamin Franklin was the first American celebrity. In pictures and text, master artist Robert Byrd documents Franklin's numerous and diverse accomplishments, from framing the Constitution to creating bifocals. The pages pulse with facts, quotes, and captions, while the inventive design and intricately detailed illustrations make a striking tribute to the brilliant American.

Moonbird: A Year on the Wind with the Great Survivor B95 by Phillip Hoose - Nonfiction

 

National Book Award–winning author Phillip Hoose takes us around the hemisphere with the world’s most celebrated shorebird, showing the obstacles rufa red knots face, introducing a worldwide team of scientists and conservationists trying to save them, and offering insights about what we can do to help shorebirds before it’s too late. With inspiring prose, thorough research, and stirring images, Hoose explores the tragedy of extinction through the triumph of a single bird.

Titanic: Voices From the Disaster by Deborah Hopkinson - Nonfiction

 

Packed with heartstopping action, devastating drama, fascinating historical details, loads of archival photographs on almost every page, and quotes from primary sources, this gripping story, which follows the TITANIC and its passengers from the ship's celebrated launch at Belfast to her cataclysmic icy end, is sure to thrill and move readers.