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Information Book - Sibert Award
Best true books. Chosen by librarians each year. Sibert Award website
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  Cover Art: Sir Walter Raleigh and the Quest for El Dorado 2001
Aronson, Marc
Sir Walter Raleigh and the Quest for El Dorado
Recounts the adventurous life of the English explorer and courtier who spelled his name Ralegh and led many expeditions to the New World.
222 p. 2000
Children's Nonfiction Book 921 R135
  Cover Art: Black Potatoes: The Story of the Great Irish Famine 1845-1850 2002
Bartoletti, Susan Campbell
Black Potatoes: The Story of the Great Irish Famine 1845-1850
184 p. 2001
Children's Nonfiction Book 941.5081 B
  Cover Art: The Life and Death of Adolf Hitler 2003
Giblin, James
The Life and Death of Adolf Hitler
246 p. 2002
Children's Nonfiction Book 921 H63
  Cover Art: An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 2004
Murphy, Jim
An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793
165 p. 2003
Children's Nonfiction Book 614.54109 M
  Cover Art: The Voice That Challenged a Nation: Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights 2005
Freedman, Russell
The Voice That Challenged a Nation: Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights
In the mid-1930s, Marian Anderson was a famed vocalist who had been applauded by European royalty and welcomed at the White House. But, because of her race, she was denied the right to sing at Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. This is the story of her resulting involvement in the civil rights movement of the time.
114 p. 2004
Children's Nonfiction Book 921 An23
  Cover Art: Secrets of a Civil War Submarine: Solving the Mysteries of the H.L. Hunley 2006
Walker, Sally M.
Secrets of a Civil War Submarine: Solving the Mysteries of the H.L. Hunley
112 p. 2005
Children's Nonfiction Book 973.757 W
  Cover Art: Team Moon 2007
Thimmesh, Catherine
Team Moon
Culled from direct quotes from the people behind the scenes, NASA transcripts, national archives and NASA photos, the whole story of Apollo 11 and the first moon landing emerges.
80 p. 2006
Children's Nonfiction Book 629.454 T
  Cover Art: The Wall : Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain 2008
Sis, Peter
The Wall : Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain
Both a graphic novel and picture book, The Wall is an account of the author's growing up years in Czechoslovakia under Soviet rule. He dramatizes the conflict between conformity and creative freedom. This unusual picture book is for older readers.
2007
Children's Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: We are the Ship : The Story of Negro League Baseball 2009
Nelson, Kadir
We are the Ship : The Story of Negro League Baseball
Using an Everyman player as his narrator, Kadir Nelson tells the story of Negro League baseball from its beginnings in the 1920s through the decline after Jackie Robinson crossed over to the majors in 1947.
88 p. 2008
Children's Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Almost Astronauts : 13 Women Who Dared to Dream 2010
Stone
Almost Astronauts : 13 Women Who Dared to Dream
133 p. 2009
Children's Nonfiction Book 629.45009 S
  Cover Art: Kakapo Rescue : Saving the World's Strangest Parrot 2011
Montgomery, Sy
Kakapo Rescue : Saving the World's Strangest Parrot
On remote Codfish Island off the southern coast of New Zealand live the last 91 kakapo parrots on earth. Originally this bird numbered in the millions before humans brought predators to the islands. Now on the isolated island refuge, a team of scientists is trying to restore the kakapo population.
74 p. 2010
Children's Nonfiction Book 639.97871 M 2010
  Cover Art: Balloons Over Broadway : the True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade 2012
Sweet, Melissa
Balloons Over Broadway : the True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade
Award-winning artist Sweet tells the story of the puppeteer Tony Sarg, capturing his genius, his dedication, his zest for play, and his long-lasting gift to America -- the inspired helium balloons that would become the trademark of Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
1 v. (unpaged) 2011
Easy Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Bomb : the Race to Build and Steal the World's Most Dangerous Weapon 2013
Sheinkin, Steve
Bomb : the Race to Build and Steal the World's Most Dangerous Weapon
Recounts the scientific discoveries that enabled atom splitting, the military intelligence operations that occurred in rival countries, and the work of brilliant scientists hidden at Los Alamos.
266 p. 2012
Children's Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Parrots Over Puerto Rico 2014
Roth, Susan L.
Parrots Over Puerto Rico
"A combined history of the Puerto Rican parrot and the island of Puerto Rico, highlighting current efforts to save the Puerto Rican parrot by protecting and managing this endangered species"--Provided by publisher.
1 volume (unpaged) 2013
Children's Nonfiction Book
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