Wow! What great informational books for kids we’re seeing this year! You’ve been reading them too- what about that fabulous science book and that verse novel that actually teaches you something and the silly, silly tale about just how that tricky bit of of physics actually works? Oh, and don’t forget that one about the kid growing up a long time ago – and by the time you finished it, you knew some of the favorite songs of the era, how far the medical system had advanced – and why they called them – whatever. The Sibert Committee has been reading all these books too and would love to know which ones you want us to take a second, or third, look at. You’ll have to wait until January to hear our final decisions, but please send your ideas our way. While we won’t be breathing a word of our favorites, why not make sure your favorites have caught our attention? Send them along by November 15th to Elizabeth Overmyer, Chair, 2016 Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award Committee, firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you’d like to refresh your understanding of the Sibert criteria, they are available here: http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/sibertmedal/sibertterms/sibertmedaltrms.
— Elizabeth Overmyer, Chair
2016 Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award Committee