Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Rounding Up the Cybils NFPB Reviews

I am still making my way through the Cybils nominees in the category of nonfiction picture books. So far I have written reviews for nearly 35% of the books. Here are the titles reviewed to date.
My colleagues on the review panel are also hard at work. You can find their take on the nominees at the sites below.
You can find links to even more NFPB reviews at this post.

We're getting down to the wire now, with a list of finalists due at the end of the month. Criteria used to evaluate the nominees include:
  • Writing (and if pertinent, illustration)
  • Kid appeal
  • Is it a book an older child, or even an adult, will rush to finish, before reading it a second time?
  • Is the book innovative? Does it surprise you with something new?
  • Does the book speak to you as a reader?
I can't wait to see where this goes. More to come . . .

1 comment:

  1. My vote would go to Eggs by Marilyn Singer,an Egg-straordinary book in poem and picture.