2009 Nominations: Non-Fiction/Information Picture Books

While nominations are open in all categories, we're also featuring a few genres at a time over the first few days — Eds.

Kids love interesting non-fiction books. Kids love information books. And the sky is the limit for kids' interests. The Non-fiction/Information Picture Book category is looking for stunning, visual nominees that capture the curiosity and wonder of children of all ages.

From science to art, history to sports, or current events to biographies, if the book has a fresh approach, kid appeal, fabulous illustrations, photography, and will be picked up again and again, please nominate

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. The committee will refer to the Library of Congress classification as a guide for determining non-fiction status. Folktales, fairy tales, and poetry will be referred to appropriate committees.

Previous winners in this category include Nic Bishop’s Frogs (2008), Lightship by Brian Floca (2007), and An Egg is Quiet by Diana Ashton (2006).

Jone MacCulloch, category organizer

Click here to go to the nomination form and leave your nomination for this category. (For more information about the form, go here.)

To view an up-to-the-minute list of what's already been nominated for this category, click here.