2008 Nominations
Non-Fiction Picture Books

“Mrs. Riley Bought Five Itchy Aardvarks” and Other Painless Tricks for Memorizing Science Facts
written by Brian P. Cleary
illustrated by J. P. Sandy
Millbrook Press

A Boy Named Beckoning: The True Story of Dr. Carlos Montezuma, Native American Hero
written and illustrated by Gina Capaldi
Carolrhoda Books

A Den is a Bed for Bear
written and illustrated by Becky Baines
National Geographic Children’s Books

A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams
written by Jen Bryant
illustrated by Melissa Sweet
Eerdmans Books for Young Readers

Amelia Earhart: The Legend of the Lost Aviator
written by Shelley Tanaka
illustrated by David Craig
Abrams for Young Readers

Animals Christopher Columbus Saw: An Adventure in the New World
written by Sandra Markle
illustrated by Jamel Akib
Chronicle Books

Animals Robert Scott Saw: An Adventure in Antarctica
written by Sandra Markle
illustrated by Phil
Chronicle Books

As Good as Anybody: Martin Luther King Jr. and Abraham Joshua Heschel’s Amazing March
written by Richard Michelson
illustrated by Raul Colón
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers

Astronaut Handbook
written and illustrated by Meghan McCarthy
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers

Baby Polar Bear
written by Aubrey Lang
illustrated by Wayne Lynch
Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Ltd.

Ballots for Belva: The True Story of a Woman’s Race for the Presidency
written by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen
illustrated by Courtney A. Martin
Abrams for Young Readers

Before John Was a Jazz Giant: A Song of John Coltrane
written by Carole Boston Weatherford
illustrated by Sean Qualls
Henry Holt

Boys of Steel: The Creators of Superman
written by Marc Tyler Nobleman
illustrated by Ross MacDonald
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers

written and illustrated by Gail Gibbons
Holiday House

Dignity Rocks! I Feel Like Nobody When…I Feel Like Somebody When
written by Stephanie Heuer

Down by the Shore
written by Marilee Crow
illustrated by MarySue Roberts
Guardian Angel Publishing

Duel! Burr and Hamilton’s Deadly War of Words
written by Dennis Brindell Fradin
illustrated by Larry Day
Walker Books for Young Readers

written by Marilyn Singer
illustrated by Emma Stevenson
Holiday House

Egypt in Colors
written by Nathan Olson
Capstone Press

Elizabeth Leads the Way: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Right to Vote
written by Tanya Lee Stone
illustrated by Rebecca Gibbon
Henry Holt

Fabulous Fishes
written and illustrated by Susan Stockdale

Farmer George Plants a Nation
written by Peggy Thomas
illustrated by Layne Johnson
Calkins Creek Books

Finding Home
written by Sandra Markle
illustrated by Alan Marks

Flip, Float, Fly: Seeds on the Move
written by JoAnn Early Macken
illustrated by Pam Paparone
Holiday House

Gone Fishing: Ocean Life by the Numbers
written and illustrated by David McLimans
Walker Books for Young Readers

It’s Moving Day!
written by Pamela Hickman
illustrated by Geraldo Valéro
Kids Can Press, Ltd

Johnny Appleseed
written by Jane Yolen
illustrated by Jim Burke

Keep Your Eye on the Kid: The Early Years of Buster Keaton
written and illustrated by Catherine Brighton
Roaring Brook

Lady Liberty: A Biography
written by Doreen Rappaport
illustrated by Matt Tavares
Candlewick Press

Lincoln and Douglass: An American Friendship
written by Nikki Giovanni
illustrated by Bryan Collier
Henry Holt

Little Green Frogs
written and illustrated by Frances Barry
Candlewick Press

Looking Closely: Inside the Garden
written and illustrated by Frank Serafini
Kids Can Press, Ltd

Making Cents
written by Elizabeth Keeler Robinson
illustrated by Bob McMahon
Tricycle Press

Manfish: The Story of Jacques Cousteau
written by Jennifer Berne
illustrated by Éric Puybaret
Chronicle Books

March On! The Day My Brother Martin Changed the World
written by Christine King Farris
illustrated by London Ladd

Molly the Pony: A True Story
written and illustrated by Pam Kaster
Louisiana State University Press

Nic Bishop Frogs
written and illustrated by Nic Bishop
Scholastic Nonfiction

Planting the Trees of Kenya: The Story of Wangari Maathai
written and illustrated by Claire Nivola
Farrar, Strauss & Giroux

Please Don’t Wake the Animals: A Book about Sleep
written by Mary Batten
illustrated by Higgins Bond

Sandy’s Circus
written by Tanya Lee Stone
illustrated by Boris Kulikov

Seven Miles to Freedom: The Robert Smalls Story
written by Janet Halfmann
illustrated by Duane Smith
Lee & Low Books, Inc.

Sisters and Brothers: Sibling Relationships in the Animal World
written by Robin Page
illustrated by Steve Jenkins
Houghton Mifflin

Smart-opedia Junior: The Amazing Book about Everything
written by Editors of Maple Tree Press
Maple Tree Press

Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog
written by Dayna Hilton
Firehouse Dog Publishing, LLC

Ten Things I Can Do to Help My World
written and illustrated by Melanie Walsh
Walker Books for Young Readers

The Art of Freedom: How Artists See America
written by Bob Raczka
Millbrook Press

The Last Black King of the Kentucky Derby: The Story of Jimmy Winkfield
written by Crystal Hubbard
illustrated by Robert McGuire
Lee & Low Books, Inc.

The Road to Oz: Twists, Turns, Bumps, and Triumphs in the Life of L. Frank Baum
written by Kathleen Krull
illustrated by Kevin Hawkes
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers

This is the Feast
written by Diane Z. Shore
illustrated by Megan Lloyd

Trout are Made of Trees
written by April Pulley Sayre
illustrated by Kate Endle

Two Bobbies: A True Story of Hurricane Katrina, Friendship, and Survival
written by Kirby Larson
and Mary Nethery
illustrated by Jean Cassels
Walker Books for Young Readers

Underwear: What We Wear Under There
written by Ruth Freeman Swain
illustrated by John O’Brien
Holiday House

Used Any Numbers Lately?
written by Susan Allen
and Jane Lindaman
illustrated by Vicky Enright
Millbrook Press

Wanda Gag: The Girl Who Lived to Draw
written by Deborah Kogan Ray
illustrated by Wanda Gág

Wangari’s Trees of Peace: A True Story from Africa
written and illustrated by Jeanette Winter

We the People: The Story of Our Constitution
written by Lynne Cheney
illustrated by Greg Harlin
Simon & Schuster

What to Do About Alice?: How Alice Roosevelt Broke the Rules, Charmed the World, and Drove Her Father Teddy Crazy!
written by Barbara Kerley
illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham

What’s Inside Your Tummy, Mommy?
written and illustrated by Abby Cocovini
Henry Holt

Winter Trees
written by Carole Gerber
illustrated by Leslie Evans

Wolfsnail: A Backyard Predator
illustrated by Richard Posey Campbell
written and illustrated by Sarah C. Campbell
Boyds Mills Press

Yours for Justice Ida B. Wells: The Daring Life of a Crusading Journalist
written by Philip Dray
illustrated by Stephen Alcorn