Mock Sibert

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 the United States in English during the preceding year. 

Anderson’s Mock Sibert Candidates 2022


African Icons: Ten People Who Shaped History by Tracey Baptiste. Grades 3-7.


Black Birds in the Sky: The Story and Legacy of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre by Brandy Colbert. YA.


Boardwalk Babies by Marissa Moss. Grades 2-5.


The Boy Who Failed Show and Tell by Jordan Sonnenblick. Grades 3-7.


The Boy Whose Head was Filled with Stars: A Life of Edwin Hubble by Deborah Marcero. Grades 1-5.


Child of the Flower-Song People: Luz Jiménez, Daughter of the Nahua by Gloria Amescua. Grades 1-5.


Fallout: Spies, Superbombs, and the Ultimate Cold War Showdown by Steve Sheinkin. Grades 5-9.


Gone to the  Woods: Surviving a Lost Childhood by Gary Paulsen. Grades 3-7.


The Great Stink: How Joseph Bazalgette Solved London’s Poop Problem by Coleen Paeff. Grades PK-3.


If Bees Disappeared by Lily Williams. Grades PK-3.


If the World Were 100 People: A Visual Guide to Our Global Village by Jackie McCann. Grades PK-3.


Jump at the Sun: The True Life Tale of Unstoppable Storycatcher Zora Neale Hurston by Alicia D. Williams. Grades PK-3.


The Last Straw: Kids vs. Plastics by Susan Hood. Grades PK-3.


Mars Is: Stark Slopes, Silvery Snow, and Startling Surprises by Suzanne Slade. Grades 1-5.


Nina: A Story of Nina Simone by Traci N. Todd. Grades PK-3.


Osnat and Her Dove: The True Story of the World’s First Female Rabbi by Sigal Samuel. Grades PK-3.


Our Skin: A First Conversation About Race by Megan Madison and Jessica Ralli. Grades PK-2.


Summertime Sleepers: Animals That Estivate by Melissa Stewart. Grades PK-3.


Together We March: 25 Protest Movements That Marched into History by Leah Henderson. Grades 2 and up.


Twenty-One Steps: Guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier by Jeff Gottesfeld. Grades 2-5.


Unbound: The Life and Art of Judith Scott by Joyce Scott, Brie Spangler, and Melissa Sweet. Grades PK-3.


Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre by Carole Boston Weatherford. Grades 3-6.


The Water Lady: How Darlene Arviso Helps a Thirsty Navajo Nation by Alice B. McGinty. Grades PK-3.


We Are Still Here!: Native American Truths Everyone Should Know by Traci Sorell. Grades 2-5.

While I Was Away by Waka T. Brown. Grades 3-7.


Participation and Voting Information

Our voting will take place in January, prior to the Sibert Award announcement at ALA Mid-Winter. Details to follow. To participate in voting, we require the complete mock set or partial set (15 books) be purchased from Anderson’s. Special discounts apply.  Contact Lorie Barber,, for more info! To place an order, contact:

Anne Waite 
(630) 355-2665

Downers Grove 
Kathleen March
(630) 963-2665