Mock Sibert

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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. This year, we have 20 candidates we think are the best of the best for the 2023 publication year.


Participation and Voting Information

To participate and vote in Anderson's Bookshops Mock Sibert program, we require the complete mock set or partial set (12+ books) be purchased from Anderson’s. Special discounts apply. To place your Mock Sibert order, please contact:

Naperville
Anne Waite
a.waite@andersonsbookshop.com 
(630) 355-2665

Downers Grove 
Kathleen March
kathleen.march@andersonsbookshop.com
(630) 963-2665

Voting steps:

  1. Once you've got your set, just let your kids read! They can read all the way through winter break.
  2. Voting forms will be coming to you immediately after winter break. You'll make a copy of the form and share it with your students.
  3. Once your votes are in, share the spreadsheet with the results with Lorie Barber (lorie.barber@andersonsbookshop.com). I will need your sheet no later than Thursday, January 18, 2024.
  4. Anderson's Mock Sibert winner and honors will be announced the following day, Friday, January 19!

The official Mock Sibert winner and honors will be announced Monday, January 22, 2024 at 8:00am ET during the American Library Association's Youth Media Awards.

Scroll down to our list of Mock Sibert titles!

 

Hidden Hope: How a Toy and a Hero Saved Lives During the Holocaust By Elisa Boxer, Amy June Bates (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Elisa Boxer, Amy June Bates (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781419750007
Availability: In Stock
Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - March 14th, 2023

Facing the Mountain (Adapted for Young Readers): A True Story of Japanese American Heroes in World War II By Daniel James Brown Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593465660
Availability: In Stock
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - November 14th, 2023

Of All Tribes: American Indians and Alcatraz By Joseph Bruchac Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781419757198
Availability: In Stock
Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - September 26th, 2023

The Mona Lisa Vanishes: A Legendary Painter, a Shocking Heist, and the Birth of a Global Celebrity By Nicholas Day, Brett Helquist (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Nicholas Day, Brett Helquist (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780593643846
Availability: In Stock
Published: Random House Studio - September 5th, 2023

Welcome to the Wonder House By Rebecca Kai Dotlich, Georgia Heard, Deborah Freedman (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781635927627
Availability: In Stock
Published: Wordsong - July 11th, 2023

The Green Piano: How Little Me Found Music By Roberta Flack, Tonya Bolden, Hayden Goodman (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593479872
Availability: In Stock
Published: Anne Schwartz Books - January 10th, 2023

On the Tip of a Wave: How Ai Weiwei's Art Is Changing the Tide By Joanna Ho, Catia Chien (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Joanna Ho, Catia Chien (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338715941
Availability: In Stock
Published: Orchard Books - October 31st, 2023

Race Against Death: The Greatest POW Rescue of World War II (Scholastic Focus) By Deborah Hopkinson Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781338746167
Availability: In Stock
Published: Scholastic Focus - April 18th, 2023

Jumper: A Day in the Life of a Backyard Jumping Spider By Jessica Lanan, Jessica Lanan (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jessica Lanan, Jessica Lanan (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250810366
Availability: In Stock
Published: Roaring Brook Press - April 11th, 2023

The Fire of Stars: The Life and Brilliance of the Woman Who Discovered What Stars Are Made Of By Kirsten W. Larson, Katherine Roy (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kirsten W. Larson, Katherine Roy (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781452172873
Availability: In Stock
Published: Chronicle Books - February 7th, 2023

Mexikid: (Newbery Honor Award Winner) By Pedro Martín, Pedro Martín (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Pedro Martín, Pedro Martín (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780593462294
Availability: In Stock
Published: Dial Books - August 1st, 2023

Just Jerry: How Drawing Shaped My Life By Jerry Pinkney Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316383851
Availability: In Stock
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - January 17th, 2023

The Monkey Trial: John Scopes and the Battle over Teaching Evolution By Anita Sanchez Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780358457695
Availability: In Stock
Published: Clarion Books - March 21st, 2023

A Long Time Coming: A Lyrical Biography of Race in America from Ona Judge to Barack Obama By Ray Anthony Shepard, R. Gregory Christie (Illustrator) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781662680663
Availability: In Stock
Published: Calkins Creek - August 8th, 2023

Accountable: The True Story of a Racist Social Media Account and the Teenagers Whose Lives It Changed By Dashka Slater Cover Image
$20.99
ISBN: 9780374314347
Availability: In Stock
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - August 22nd, 2023

Stars of the Night: The Courageous Children of the Czech Kindertransport By Caren Stelson, Selina Alko (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Caren Stelson, Selina Alko (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781541598683
Availability: In Stock
Published: Lerner Publishing Group - February 7th, 2023

The Indestructible Tom Crean: Heroic Explorer of the Antarctic By Jennifer Thermes, Jennifer Thermes (Illustrator) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780593117729
Availability: In Stock
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - January 24th, 2023

A Place Called America: A Story of the Land and People By Jennifer Thermes Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9781419743894
Availability: In Stock
Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - August 15th, 2023

Love Is Loud: How Diane Nash Led the Civil Rights Movement By Sandra Neil Wallace, Bryan Collier (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534451032
Availability: In Stock
Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - January 10th, 2023

How Do You Spell Unfair?: MacNolia Cox and the National Spelling Bee By Carole Boston Weatherford, Frank Morrison (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781536215540
Availability: In Stock
Published: Candlewick - April 11th, 2023