Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge: My 2019 Mock Sibert Thoughts - So Far

On Monday, January 28, 2019, the American Library Association (ALA) will announce their annual Youth Media Awards (YMA). As part of the YMA's, the winners of the Robert F. Sibert Award for the most distinguished informational books for children will be announced. For the past several years, several of us have participated in Mock Sibert Award predictions. Last week, Michele Knott posted her Mock Sibert list-so far. You can read it here.

This prompted me to start thinking about what would make my early list. I do need to say that I still have a stack of nonfiction picture books that I am working through so it is possible that these choices will change. I, also, decided to limit books to those that have already been released.  With all that in mind, here are several titles that have risen to the top. 

In no particular order, here are four picture books....


Hawk Rising by Maria Gianferrari; Illustrated by Brian Floca (Roaring Brook Press)


A Seed is the Start by Melissa Stewart (National Geographic Kids)


A House in the Sky And Other Uncommon Animal Homes by Steve Jenkins; Illustrated by Robbin Gourley (Charlesbridge) 


Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed The World by Susan Hood; Illustrators - Various (HarperCollins) 

And one pick for older readers...


Boots on the Ground: America's War in Vietnam by Elizabeth Partridge (Viking) 

What favorites have been rising to the top of your lists? 

Artwork by Sarah S. Brannen ©2017

Artwork by Sarah S. Brannen ©2017

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