Each year the staff of The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books awards Blue Ribbons to the books they believe to be the best of the previous year's literature for youth. Here is this year's list for nonfiction.
The Strongest Man in the World: Louis Cyr, written and illustrated by Nicolas DebonThis is an outstanding list, full of great biographies and interesting history, but I do have one question. WHERE IS THE SCIENCE?
Henry’s Freedom Box, written by Ellen Levine and illustrated by Kadir Nelson
Houdini the Handcuff King, written by Jason Lutes and illustrated by Nick Bertozzi
Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!: Voices From a Medieval Village, written by Laura Amy Schlitz and illustrated by Robert Byrd
The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain , written and illustrated by Peter Sís.