Friday, October 10, 2008

Cybils Nonfiction Middle Grade/ Young Adult Suggestions

Nominations for all Cybils categories close this Wednesday, October 15. I'm on the panel for the Nonfiction Middle Grade / Young Adult category and would LOVE to see more nominations in this category.

Here's the category description from the Cybils site:

"Facts First! Don't fall under the misconception that facts are boring. Facts can break boundaries. Facts can open eyes. Facts can inspire. Facts can do anything fiction can do. Maybe more. Not that we don't love fiction, but nonfiction has been a special focus of many bloggers in the kidlitosphere since the inception of Nonfiction Monday for good reason. We want to highlight the best of 2008 in informational books for kids and teens.--The Editors

We're also drawing the line between this category and the younger non-fiction titles by, well, looking at the drawings. If the book's more than 48 pages, has more text and seems geared for somewhat older kids, you're probably right. Put it here."

Have you read a great book published between January 1 and October 15 that fits within this category? If so, head on over and nominate it if it's not already there. Here are some books I've recently seen that haven't been nominated if you're looking for suggestions.

  • Madam President: The Extraordinary, True (and Evolving) Story of Women in Politics by Catherine Thimmesh and Douglas Jones
  • Why You Shouldn't Eat Your Boogers and Other Useless or Gross Information About Your Body: Information About Your Body by Francesca Gould
  • One Million Things: A Visual Encyclopedia by DK Publishing
  • Hocus Pocus by Paul Kieve
  • Coyote Speaks: Wonders of the Native American World by Ari Berk, Carolyn Dunn
  • X Doesn't Mark the Spot: Tales of Pirate Gold, Buried Treasure, and Lost Riches by Ed Butts
  • Who's Haunting the White House?: The President's Mansion and the Ghosts Who Live There by Jeff Belanger, Rick Powell (ill)

Don't forget to nominate your favorite books in other categories if you haven't done so already! Time's going by quickly!

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