Cybils 2012 Nonfiction Picture Book Finalists!

Did you see that the Cybils Nonfiction Picture Book Finalists have been announced? I am very excited because I am a Round II Cybils judge and I get to read all these great books.

Balloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy’s Parade (Bank Street College of Education Flora Stieglitz Straus Award (Awards)) by Melissa Sweet has already won a number of children’s book awards, including the 2012 Robert F. Sibert Medal, and the 2012 NCTE Orbis Pictus Award. That is pretty impressive! I have briefly reviewed the book as a suggestion for Thanksgiving reading.



I haven’t seen Eggs 1, 2, 3: Who Will the Babies Be? by Janet Halfmann and illustrated by Betsy Thompson yet, but I have reviewed a number of books by Janet Halfmann in the past.



Interested in snakes? I mentioned Nic Bishop Snakes by Nic Bishop over at Growing With Science.



Great minds must think alike, because I reviewed Island: A Story of the Galápagos by Jason Chin just a few weeks ago.



Looking forward to reading Dolphin Baby! -Junior Library Guild Selection (Candlewick Press) by Nicola Davies and illustrated by Brita Granström,



as well as Looking at Lincoln by Maira Kalman,




and Mrs. Harkness and the Panda by Alicia Potter and illustrated by Melissa Sweet.




Have you read any of the finalists yet?

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