Friday, December 28, 2007

Mock Sibert Award

The Robert F. Sibert Award is given each year by the American Library Association to the to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished informational book for children published in English during the preceding year.

Each year our Children's Services department hosts a Mock Sibert Election program for adults who are interested in children's literature. If you would like to participate, the complete Mock Sibert Award reading list can be found here. If you can't join us in person for the discussion, please take a moment to post your comments about any of the books online. We'll be sure to read your comments as part of our discussion.

This year the Mock Sibert Award election will be held on Saturday, January 5, from 2:00 - 6:00 the Main Library in downtown Fort Wayne. To sign up, call the Children's Services department at (260) 421-1220 or send an email.

Here is the fourth and final reading list for the ACPL Mock Sibert Award:

Artist to Artist: 23 Major Illustrators Talk to Children about Their Art
We Are One: The Story of Bayard Rustin by Larry Dane Brimner
Emi and the Rhino Scientist by Mary Kay Carson
Who Was First?: Discovering the Americas by Russell Freedman
The Many Rides of Paul Revere by James Giblin
An Inconvenient Truth: The Crisis of Global Warming by Al Gore
War in the Middle East: A Reporter's Story by Wilborn Hampton
At Gleason's Gym by Ted Lewin
City Hawk: The Story of Pale Male by Meghan McCarthy
Tuttle's Red Barn: The Story of America's Oldest Family Farm by Richard Michelson
The Real Benedict Arnold by Jim Murphy
Footwork: The Story of Fred and Adele Astaire by Roxane Orgill
Nothing But Trouble: The Story of Althea Gibson by Sue Stauffacher

For information about the ACPL's other Mock Elections, click

See you at the Mock Sibert!