The Mock Sibert 2015 Award Winner

Mock Sibert The Mock Sibert 2015 Award Winner

We are days away from learning which nonfiction book will be awarded the actual Sibert Award for 2015 but today is the day where we learn – here, on Kid Lit Fenzy and on Unleashing Readers which title won our Mock Sibert Award!

And . . .


 The Right Word The Mock Sibert 2015 Award Winner

The Right Word: Roget and his Thesaurus written by Jen Bryant and illustrated by Melissa Sweet. Such a spectacular choice!

Now we must wait until Monday to find out if the Sibert committee agrees.

We are also happy to announce our giveaway winner. Congratulations to Cathy Ballou Mealey who has chosen Handle with Care: An Unusual Butterfly Journey written by Loree Griffin Burns with photographs by Ellen Harasimowicz  (one of our Mock Sibert titles) as her prize.

It was so much fun discussing and celebrating the fantastic nonfiction titles of 2014 with Alyson and Kellee. Hosting the Mock Sibert allowed us to highlight our favourites. Check out our original Mock Sibert choices here if you missed them:

On Kid Lit Frenzy

On There’s a Book for That

On Unleashing Readers

Thank you to all who participated! We cannot wait to see who wins on Monday!

22 thoughts on “The Mock Sibert 2015 Award Winner

  1. So happy for Jen and Melissa!
    Hope the results of the Mock Sibert align with the committee’s decision – we will wait on pins and needles for the big reveal!
    I feel so lucky to have my name pulled for the giveaway – thank you! The books you have highlighted over the course of the year are truly ALL winners.

  2. I wish the Caldecott committee would honor this book! It’s really hard for me to think of a 2014 PB that I find more distinguished than this one, though I do find the text a bit flat at points. The Sibert is perhaps my favorite of the awards, and I can’t wait to see their choices.

  3. I love this book, my very favorite, but perhaps because my older students have also enjoyed it. I loved A Splash of Red by Sweet and Bryant too, hope they’re on their way to another collaboration. Looking forward to Monday!

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