2008 Nominations: Non-Fiction MG/YA Books

11 Planets: A New View of the Solar System
written by David Aguilar
National Geographic Children’s Books

Afghan Dreams: Young Voices of Afghanistan
written by Tony O’Brien
Bloomsbury USA

Ain’t Nothing but a Man: My Quest to Find the Real John Henry
written by Scott Reynolds Nelson
National Geographic Children’s Books

Amazing Kitchen Chemistry Projects You Can Build Yourself
written by Cynthia Light Brown
Nomad Press

Body Drama: Real Girls, Real Bodies, Real Issues, Real Answers
written by Nancy Amanda Redd
Gotham Books

Chill: Stress-Reducing Techniques for a More Balanced, Peaceful You
written by Deborah Reber
Simon Pulse

Generation Green: The Ultimate Teen Guide to Living an Eco-Friendly Life
written by Linda Sivertsen
Simon Pulse

George Washington Carver
written by Tonya Bolden
Abrams for Young Readers

Girls Inc. Presents: You’re Amazing!: A No-Pressure Guide to Being Your Best Self
written by Claire Mysko
Adams Media

Gotcha Covered: Everything You Need To Know About Your Period
written by Lisa McGuinness
Chronicle Books

Great Peacemakers: True Stories from Around the World
written by Ken Beller
LTS Press

Hidden Letters
edited by Ian Shine
and Deborah Slier
Star Bright Books

Horse Song: The Naadam of Mongolia
written and illustrated by Ted Lewin
and Betsy Lewin
Lee & Low Books, Inc.

I Am Scout: The Biography of Harper Lee
written by Charles Shields
Henry Holt

In Defiance of Hitler: The Secret Mission of Varian Fry
written by Carla Killough McClafferty
Farrar, Strauss & Giroux

Independent Dames: What You Never Knew about the Women and Girls of the American Revolution
written by Laurie Halse Anderson
illustrated by Matt Faulkner
Simon & Schuster

King George: What Was His Problem?: Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn’t Tell You About the American Revolution
written by Steve Sheinkin
Roaring Brook

Kiss My Math: Showing Pre-Algebra Who’s Boss
written by Danica McKellar
Hudson Street

Knucklehead: Tall Tales and Almost True Stories of Growing up Scieszka
written by Jon Scieszka

Lincoln Shot: A President’s Life Remembered
written by Barry Denenberg
Feiwel & Friends

Lincoln Through the Lens
written by Martin Sandler
Walker Books for Young Readers

Little Lions, Bull Baiters & Hunting Hounds: A History of Dog Breeds
written and illustrated by Jeff Crosby
and Shelley Ann Jackson

written by Cheryl Diamond
Simon Pulse

Mysterious Universe: Supernovae, Dark Energy, and Black Holes
written by Ellen Jackson
Houghton Mifflin

No Choirboy: Murder, Violence, and Teenagers on Death Row
written by Susan Kuklin
Henry Holt

Off to War: Voices of Soldiers’ Children
written by Deborah Ellis
Groundwood Books

One Hundred Young Americans
written by Michael Franzini
Collins Design

OUR FARM: Four Seasons with Five Kids on One Family Farm
written by Michael Rosen
Darby Creek

Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out
Candlewick Press

Painting the Wild Frontier: The Art and Adventures of George Catlin
written by Susanna Reich
Clarion Books

Physics: Why Matter Matters
written by Dan Green

ridiculous/hilarious/terrible/cool: a year in an american high school
written by Elisha Cooper

Science on the Loose: Amazing Activities and Science Facts You’ll Never Believe
written by Helaine Becker
Maple Tree Press

Sea Queens: Women Pirates Around the World
written by Jane Yolen

Sedimentary Rock
written by Rebecca Faulkner

Seize the Story
written by Victoria Hanley
Cottonwood Press

She Touched the World: Laura Bridgman, Deaf-Blind Pioneer
written by Sally Hobart Alexander
Clarion Books

Snow Falling In Spring
written by Moying Li
Farrar, Strauss & Giroux

Steel Drumming at the Apollo: The Road to Super Top Dog
written by Marx Trish
Lee & Low Books, Inc.

Super Crocs and Monster Wings
written by Claire Eamer
Annick Press

Swords: An Artist’s Devotion
written and illustrated by Ben Boos
Candlewick Press

Taking Care of Your Girls: A Breast Health Guide for Girls, Teens, and In-Betweens
written by Marisa Weiss
Three Rivers Press

The Bite of the Mango
written by Mariatu Kamara
Annick Press

The Great Race:The Amazing Round-the-World Auto Race of 1908
written by Gary Blackwood
Abrams for Young Readers

The Lincolns: A Scrapbook Look at Abraham and Mary
written by Candace Fleming
Schwartz and Wade Books

The Pocket Guide to Mischief
written by Bart King
Gibbs Smith

The Raucous Royals: Test Your Royal Wits: Crack Codes, Solve Mysteries, and Deduce which Royal Rumors are True
written and illustrated by Carlyn Beccia
Houghton Mifflin

The Trouble Begins at 8: A Life of Mark Twain in the Wild, Wild West
written by Sid Fleischman
Collins Design

The Way We Work
written by David MacCaulay
Houghton Mifflin

The Year We Disappeared: A Father-Daughter Memoir
written by Cylin Busby
and John Busby
Bloomsbury USA

The Young Birder\’s Guide to Birds of Eastern North America
written by Bill Thompson
Houghton Mifflin

We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball
written by Nelson Kadir

We Are the Ship: The Story of the Negro League Baseball
written and illustrated by Kadir Nelson

What the World Eats
written by Peter Menzel
Tricycle Press

Who’s Haunting the White House?: The President’s Mansion and the Ghosts Who Live There
written by Jeff Belanger
Sterling Publishing

Women of Granite: 25 New Hampshire Women You Should Know
written by Janet Buell
Apprentice Shop Books

Yes We Can: A Biography of Barack Obama
written by Garen Thomas
Feiwel & Friends

YUM: Your Ultimate Manual for Good Nutrition
written by Daina Kalnins
Lobster Press