Children's Literature (all forms)

2010 Sibert Informational Book Award:
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The 2010 Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award Committee is asking the ALSC membership to submit titles for consideration. The Sibert Award is presented annually to the author, author/illustrator, co-authors, or author and illustrator of the most distinguished informational book published during the preceding year. Honor Books may be named.

Informational books are defined as those written and illustrated to present, organize, and interpret documentable factual material for children from birth through age fourteen. (Poetry and traditional literature are not eligible). Authors and illustrators must be U.S. citizens or residents. For other terms and criteria, please refer to the Sibert Medal page of the ALSC Web site.

The award will be announced at the ALA Youth Media Awards Press Conference during the ALA Midwinter Conference to be held in Boston, MA, in January, 2010. The award will be presented at the ALSC Award Presentation and Membership Meeting during the ALA Annual Conference to be held in Washington, D.C., in June, 2010.

The 2010 Sibert Committee calls on ALSC members to submit titles for consideration. Please remember: Only informational books from the 2009 publishing year are under consideration for this award.

Please send suggestions to Vicky Smith at

Thank you!

Vicky Smith
Children’s Editor
Kirkus Reviews
99 Mitchell Rd.
South Portland, ME 04106

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