Monday, October 20, 2008

It's Official - NFPB Nominations

I am pleased to share the official list of nominations for the Cybils in the category of nonfiction picture books. This is the same list you'll find at the Cybils site, only this one organizes the titles alphabetically within the categories of history and biography, science, and other.
History and Biography
Animals Christopher Columbus Saw: An Adventure in the New World, written by Sandra Markle and illustrated by Jamel Akib

Animals Robert Scott Saw: An Adventure in Antarctica, written by Sandra Markle and illustrated by Phil

As Good as Anybody: Martin Luther King Jr. and Abraham Joshua Heschel's Amazing March Toward Freedom, written by Richard Michelson and illustrated by Raul Colón

Ballots for Belva: The True Story of a Woman's Race for the Presidency, written by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen and illustrated by Courtney Martin

Before John Was a Jazz Giant: A Song of John Coltrane, written by Carole Boston Weatherford and illustrated by Sean Qualls

A Boy Named Beckoning: The True Story of Dr. Carlos Montezuma, Native American Hero, written and illustrated by Gina Capaldi

Boys of Steel: The Creators of Superman, written by Marc Tyler Nobleman and illustrated by Ross MacDonald

Duel! Burr and Hamilton's Deadly War of Words, written by Dennis Brindell Fradin and illustrated by Larry Day

Elizabeth Leads the Way: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Right to Vote, written by Tanya Lee Stone and illustrated by Rebecca Gibbon

Farmer George Plants a Nation, written by Peggy Thomas and illustrated by Layne Johnson

Johnny Appleseed: The Legend and the Truth, written by Jane Yolen and illustrated by Jim Burke

Keep Your Eye on the Kid: The Early Years of Buster Keaton, written and illustrated by Catherine Brighton

Lady Liberty: A Biography, written by Doreen Rappaport and illustrated by Matt Tavares

The Last Black King of the Kentucky Derby: The Story of Jimmy Winkfield, written by Crystal Hubbard and illustrated by Robert McGuire

Lincoln and Douglass: An American Friendship, written by Nikki Giovanni and illustrated by Bryan Collier

Manfish: The Story of Jacques Cousteau, written by Jennifer Berne and illustrated by Éric Puybaret

March On! The Day My Brother Martin Changed the World, written by Christine King Farris and illustrated by London Ladd

Planting the Trees of Kenya: The Story of Wangari Maathai, written and illustrated by Claire Nivola

A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams, written by Jen Bryant and illustrated by Melissa Sweet

The Road to Oz: Twists, Turns, Bumps, and Triumphs in the Life of L. Frank Baum, written by Kathleen Krull and illustrated by Kevin Hawkes

Sandy's Circus: A Story About Alexander Calder, written by Tanya Lee Stone and illustrated by Boris Kulikov

Seven Miles to Freedom: The Robert Smalls Story, written by Janet Halfmann and illustrated by Duane Smith

This is the Feast, written by Diane Z. Shore and illustrated by Megan Lloyd

Wanda Gág: The Girl Who Lived to Draw, written and illustrated by Deborah Kogan Ray

Wangari's Trees of Peace: A True Story from Africa, written and illustrated by Jeanette Winter

We the People: The Story of Our Constitution
, written by Lynne Cheney and illustrated by Greg Harlin

What to Do About Alice?: How Alice Roosevelt Broke the Rules, Charmed the World, and Drove Her Father Teddy Crazy!, written by Barbara Kerley and illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham

Yours for Justice Ida B. Wells: The Daring Life of a Crusading Journalist, written by Philip Dray and illustrated by Stephen Alcorn

10 Things I Can Do to Help My World: Fun and Easy Eco-Tips, written and illustrated by Melanie Walsh

Astronaut Handbook, written and illustrated by Meghan McCarthy

Baby Polar Bear, written by
Aubrey Lang with photographs by Wayne Lynch

Corn, written and illustrated by Gail Gibbons

A Den is a Bed for a Bear, written by Becky Baines

Down by the Shore, written by Marilee Crow and illustrated by MarySue Roberts

Eggs, written by Marilyn Singer and illustrated by Emma Stevenson

Fabulous Fishes, written and illustrated by Susan Stockdale

Flip, Float, Fly: Seeds on the Move, written by JoAnn Early Macken and illustrated by Pam Paparone

Gone Fishing: Ocean Life by the Numbers, written and illustrated by David McLimans

It's Moving Day!, written by Pamela Hickman and illustrated by Geraldo Valéro

Little Green Frogs, written and illustrated by Frances Barry

Looking Closely: Inside the Garden, written and illustrated by Frank Serafini

"Mrs. Riley Bought Five Itchy Aardvarks" and Other Painless Tricks for Memorizing Science Facts, written by Brian Cleary and illustrated by J. P. Sandy

Nic Bishop Frogs, written and illustrated by Nic Bishop

Please Don't Wake the Animals: A Book about Sleep, written by Mary Batten and illustrated by Higgins Bond

Sisters and Brothers: Sibling Relationships in the Animal World, written by Robin Page and illustrated by Steve Jenkins

Trout are Made of Trees, written by April Pulley Sayre and illustrated by Kate Endle

What's Inside Your Tummy, Mommy?, written and illustrated by Abby Cocovini

Winter Trees, written by Carole Gerber and illustrated by Leslie Evans

Wolfsnail: A Backyard Predator, written by Sarah C. Campbell with photographs by Sarah C. Campbell and Richard P. Campbell

The Art of Freedom: How Artists See America, written by Bob Raczka

Dignity Rocks! I Feel Like Nobody When...I Feel Like Somebody When, written by Stephanie Heuer

Egypt in Colors, written by Nathan Olson

Making Cents, written by Elizabeth Keeler Robinson and illustrated by Bob McMahon

Molly the Pony: A True Story, written and illustrated by Pam Kaster

Smart-Opedia Junior: The Amazing Book About Everything, written by the Editors of Maple Tree Press

Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog, written by Dayna Hilton

Two Bobbies: A True Story of Hurricane Katrina, Friendship, and Survival, written by Kirby Larson and Mary Methery and illustrated by Jean Cassels

Underwear: What We Wear Under There, written by Ruth Freeman Swain and illustrated by John O'Brien

Used Any Numbers Lately?, written by Susan Allen and Jane Lindaman and illustrated by Vicky Enright
That's 59 titles dear readers. It's a beautiful list, don't you think? Now that you've seen the nominees in nonfiction picture books, be sure to check out the nominees in the seven remaining categories.

1 comment:

  1. What a fabulous list! The committee certainly has it's work cut out. There are so many on this list that I love.