Within the last 100 years or so, various organizations have chosen to honor outstanding books written for young people. Each award highlights the finest book within a particular category or which reflects a particular theme. Most are awarded annually.
Each year the Sibert Medal Committee names one Medal Winner and four Honor Books to acknowledge the authors and illustrators of the most distinguished informational book published in the United States during the preceding year. A complete listing of past Sibert Medal and Honor Books can be found on the ALA's Robert F. Sibert webpage.