Awards & Scholarships

2011 Sibert Award call for suggestions

The 2011 ALSC/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 preceeding 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. Other terms and criteria can be found on the ALSC website.

The 2011 Sibert Commitee calls on ALSC members to submit titles for consideration. Please remember, only informational books from the  2010 publishing year are under consideration for this award. Suggestions will be solicited and accepted throughout the year.

Please submit your suggestions to the committee chair, Barbara Brand at brandb@jocolibrary.org.

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