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Award-winning nonfiction
Best true books. Chosen by librarians each year. Sibert Award website
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2014
Winner
Parrots Over Puerto Rico by Roth, Susan L.

Honor Books
Locomotive by Floca, Brian
Look Up! : Bird-watching in Your Own Backyard by Cate, Annette
The Mad Potter : George E. Ohr Eccentric Genius by Greenberg, Jan
A Splash of Red : the Life and Art of Horace Pippin by Bryant, Jennifer
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2013
Winner
Bomb : the Race to Build and Steal the World's Most Dangerous Weapon by Sheinkin, Steve

Honor Books
Electric Ben : the Amazing Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin by Byrd, Robert.
Moonbird : a Year On the Wind with the Great Survivor B95 by Hoose, Phillip M., 1947-
Titanic : Voices from the Disaster by Hopkinson, Deborah
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2012
Winner
Balloons Over Broadway : the True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade by Sweet, Melissa

Honor Books
Black & White : the Confrontation of Reverend Fred L. Shuttlesworth and Eugene "Bull" Connor by Brimner, Larry Dane
Drawing from Memory by Say, Allen
The Elephant Scientist by O'Connell, Caitlin
Witches! : the Absolutely True Tale of Disaster in Salem by Schanzer, Rosalyn
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2011
Winner
Kakapo Rescue : Saving the World's Strangest Parrot by Montgomery, Sy

Honor Books
Ballet for Martha : Making Appalachian Spring by Greenberg, Jan
Lafayette and the American Revolution by Freedman, Russell
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2010
Winner
Almost Astronauts : 13 Women Who Dared to Dream by Stone

Honor Books
The Day-Glo Brothers : The True Story of Bob and Joe Switzer's Bright Ideas and Brand-New Colors by Barton
Moonshot by Floca
Claudette Colvin : Twice Toward Justice by Hoose
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2009
Winner
We are the Ship : The Story of Negro League Baseball by Nelson, Kadir

Honor Books
Bodies from the Ice : Melting Glaciers and the Recovery of the Past by Deem, James M.
What to Do About Alice? by Kerley, Barbara
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2008
Winner
The Wall : Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain by Sis, Peter

Honor Books
Lightship by Floca, Brian
Spiders by Bishop, Nic
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2007
Winner
Team Moon by Thimmesh, Catherine

Honor Books
Freedom Riders: John Lewis and Jim Zwerg On the Front Lines of the Civil Rights Movement by Bausum, Ann.
Quest for the Tree Kangaroo: An Expedition to the Cloud Forest of New Guinea by Montgomery, Sy
To Dance: A Memoir by Siegel, Siena Cherson
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2006
Winner
Secrets of a Civil War Submarine: Solving the Mysteries of the H.L. Hunley by Walker, Sally M.

Honor Books
Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler's Shadow by Bartoletti, Susan Campbell
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2005
Winner
The Voice That Challenged a Nation: Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights by Freedman, Russell

Honor Books
Walt Whitman: Words for America by Kerley, Barbara
The Tarantula Scientist by Montgomery, Sy
Sequoyah: The Cherokee Man Who Gave his People Writing by Rumford, James
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2004
Winner
An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 by Murphy, Jim

Honor Books
I Face the Wind by Cobb, Vicki
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2003
Winner
The Life and Death of Adolf Hitler by Giblin, James

Honor Books
Six Days in October: The Stock Market Crash of 1929 by Blumenthal, Karen
Hole in My Life by Gantos, Jack
Action Jackson by Greenberg, Jan
When Marian Sang: The True Recital of Marian Anderson the Voice of a Century by Ryan, Pam Munoz
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2002
Winner
Black Potatoes: The Story of the Great Irish Famine 1845-1850 by Bartoletti, Susan Campbell

Honor Books
Surviving Hitler: A Boy in the Nazi Death Camps by Warren, Andrea
Vincent Van Gogh: Portrait of an Artist by Greenberg, Jan
The Brooklyn Bridge by Curlee, Lynn
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2001
Winner
Sir Walter Raleigh and the Quest for El Dorado by Aronson, Marc

Honor Books
The Longitude Prize by Dash, Joan.
Blizzard: The Storm That Changed America by Murphy, Jim
My Season with Penguins by Webb, Sophie
Pedro and Me: Friendship Loss and What I Learned by Winick, Judd
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