2008 Nominations
Non-Fiction Picture Books

Kids are curious about absolutely anything, so that’s what the
books in the non-fiction picture book category will be
about–absolutely anything!  As long as it’s true and
factual, of course. (it’s gotta be "not fiction", after all!).
Science, art, history, sports, current events–and more–are all fair
game, from slice-of-life biographies and other true stories kids will
read beginning-to-end, to list books and other compendiums of
information that will delight the browsers in the crowd.

We’re looking for fresh subjects or old favorites approached in a new
way; writing that sizzles and sings; illustrations that make you say,
"Wow."; and all of this between covers young readers (and those read
to!) will want to open again and again.

Non-fiction picture books will be 48 pages or less and aimed at younger
readers. Non-fiction books 48 pages or more, with longer, denser text
divided into chapters, belong in the Middle Grade/Young Adult
Nonfiction category.

–Fiona Bayrock, organizer

Please leave a nomination — including
author and title — in the comments below. One
nomination per person, per category, please.