Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Nonfiction Picture Book Wednesday - The YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction & the Robert F. Sibert Medal

On Monday, the world celebrated one of the most important days in Children's Literature with ALA's Youth Media Awards.  Congratulations to all of the winners of the YALSA's Excellence in Young Adult Nonfiction and the Robert F. Sibert Medal Award.


YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults 


Winner: Bomb: The Race to Build — and Steal — the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon written by Steve Sheinkin, published by Flash Point/Roaring Brook Press, an imprint of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group

Honor: Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different written by Karen Blumenthal, published by Feiwel & Friends, an imprint of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group


Honor: Moonbird: A Year on the Wind with the Great Survivor B95 written by Phillip Hoose, published by Farrar Straus Giroux, an imprint of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group


Honor: Titanic: Voices from the Disaster written by Deborah Hopkinson, published by Scholastic Press, an imprint of Scholastic


Honor: We’ve Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children’s March written by Cynthia Levinson, published by Peachtree Publishers


2013 Robert F. Sibert Medal for the most distinguished informational book for children 
published in 2012 


Winner: Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World's Most Dangerous Weapon written by Steve Sheinkin and published by Flash Point, an imprint of Roaring Brook Press.

The Sibert Medal Committee selected three Honor Books:


Honor: Electric Ben: The Amazing Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin written by Robert Byrd and published by Dial Books for Young Readers, a division of Penguin Young Readers Group.


Honor: Moonbird: A Year on the Wind with the Great Survivor B95 written by Phillip M. Hoose and published by Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers.


Honor: Titanic: Voices from the Disaster written by Deborah Hopkinson, published by Scholastic Press, an imprint of Scholastic 

Of course, I would have loved to see some more nonfiction picture books on this list, but given that two different Award Committees selected nearly all of the same books, these need to go on my list of books to read.


If you have a nonfiction picture book or nonfiction book post that you would like to link up, please include them below. 

8 comments:

  1. So Infinity and Me is part story, part nonfiction about math and philosophy...

    I was excited to see Bomb win so many awards, and I put holds at the library for some of the books I have missed on the list :)

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    1. Infinity and Me was nominated for a Notable. I had a chance to look at it on Monday. How funny that you should mention it. I thought it was really cool.

      And I have a signed copy of Bomb from ALA annual and haven't read it. Moving it to the top of my list.

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  2. I hope the National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry is okay for this post. I've got some reading to complete and start with these other winners.

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    1. I loved that book...and yes, link up to i.

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  3. My books this week are not recent. But on a relevant topic for the day after a snowshoeing field trip: snow!

    Thanks for including all of these award winners Alyson. Very interesting!

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    1. I find the overlap of the two lists fascinating. Definitely have books to read.

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  4. There were some great nonfiction books recognized. Can't wait to add them to my nonfiction challenge! I've already started Bomb. I can see why it won so many awards.

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    1. I had started Sheinkin's new book but am going to go back to BOMB first.

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