I am warning everyone up front that I just arrived back from San Francisco and the ALA Annual Convention and I will likely ramble.
Obviously one of my favorites things about ALA is the exhibit hall and connecting with as many favorite publishers. It was a bit harder this year since booths were divided between two halls. I know I missed several booths that I intended to visit. I also had little patience for crowds and long lines, which sadly meant that I missed seeing Margarita Engle. I saw her from a distance but didn't want to interrupt her signing line.
I, also tried to take time to say "hi" to as many of my favorite Editors and & Library/School Marketing folks and find out what they are excited about. Here is just a small sampling of what I found (and note - this is in no particular order)...
The Inventor's Secret: What Thomas Edison Told Henry Ford by Suzanne Slade; Illustrated by Black Reinhardt (Charlesbridge Publishing, September 8, 2015)
The Great Monkey Rescue: Saving the Golden Lion Tamarins by Sandra Markle (Millbrook, October 1, 2015)
Forgotten Bones: Uncovering a Slave Cemetery by Lois Minor Huey (Millbrook, October 1, 2015)
Poet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton by Don Tate (Peachtree Publishing, September 1, 2015)
Watch Out for Flying Kids! How Two Circuses, Two Countries, and Nine Kids Confront Conflict and Build Community by Cynthia Levinson (Peachtree Publishing, August 1, 2015)
And though I did stop by the Houghton Mifflin Book and raved about The Octopus Scientist, I really became giddy at finally meeting Alan Rabinowitz and Catia Chien together. This momentary loss of presence resulted in a lack of seeing what new nonfiction is coming out this fall from HMH.
Oh and I will have another general ALA post up soon.
Here are some more titles that I found while wandering around the exhibit hall:
The Inker's Shadow by Allen Say (Scholastic, September 29, 2015)
Lincoln's Spymaster by Samantha Seiple (Scholastic, September 29, 2015)
Lillian's Right to Vote: A Celebration of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 by Jonah Winter; Illustrated by Shane Evans (Schwarts & Wade, July 14, 2015)
Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear by Lindsay Mattick; Illustrated by Sophie Blackall (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, October 20, 2015)
Spidermania: Friends on the Web by Alexandra Siy and Dennis Kunkel (Holiday House, July 30, 2015)
Radioactive! How Irene Curie & Lise Meitner Revolutionized Science and Changed the World by Winifred Conkling (Algonquin Young Readers, January 5, 2016)
These were waiting for me at home:
About Habitats: Polar Regions by Cathryn Sill; Illustrated by John Sill (Peachtree, August 1, 2015)
Fab Four Friends: The Boys Who Became the Beatles by Susanna Reich; Illustrated by Adam Gustavson (Henry Holt and Company, August 18, 2015)
Marvelous Cornelius: Hurricane Katrina and the Spirit of New Orleans by Phil Bildner; Illustrated by John Parra (Chronicle Books, August 4, 2015)
There was so much amazing nonfiction to discover and though this is just a small percentage of what was featured, I hope that you will investigate some of these upcoming new titles, as well as others.
Don't forget to link up your nonfiction reviews: