Did you see that the 2013 Cybils finalists have been announced? I’ll wait while you hop over and check out all the categories. There are a lot of wonderful children’s books listed.
As a Round 2 Judge for Elementary and Middle Grade Nonfiction, I was thrilled to see the finalists in that category were (in no particular order):
Locomotive by Brian Floca.
How Big Were Dinosaurs? by Lita Judge
Barbed Wire Baseball by Marissa Moss and illustrated by Yuko Shimizu
Anubis Speaks!: A Guide to the Afterlife by the Egyptian God of the Dead (Secrets of the Ancient Gods) by Vicky Schechter and illustrated by Antoine Revoy
Look Up!: Bird-Watching in Your Own Backyard by Annette LeBlanc Cate
The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdös by Deborah Heiligman and illustrated by LeUyen Pham
Volcano Rising by Elizabeth Rusch
What a wonderful group of books!
In case you are new to Cybils, the Round 2 judges will now discuss these books behind the scenes and a winner will be announced in mid-February. The excitement mounts!