Saturday, January 28, 2012

2012 Sibert Award Winner

Balloons Over Broadway, written and illustrated by Melissa Sweet, is the winner of the 2012 Sibert Award for Most Outstanding Informational Book for Children.

Sweet tells the story of Tony Sarg, the artistic inventor who conceived the huge balloons that float through New York City each year in the Thanksgiving Day Parade.

“Sweet’s book rose above all others this year by brilliantly showing and telling the story of one person’s ideas with passion and panache, demonstrating the very best of what an informational book can be,” said Sibert Medal Committee Chair Andrew Medlar.

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