Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge: Mock Sibert Predictions Part I

This isn’t the first time that I attempted to write a Sibert prediction post. However, it feels like it has gotten harder and harder each year. Despite pouring over the list of books I have read, I feel like so much has changed in book award predictions, and I am a bit worried that I have no sense of what will win. Sometimes I think that despite having read over a 80 nonfiction titles this year that I missed the winner or haven’t read it yet. So I decided to take a slightly different approach this year and pick titles that I think would make good titles for students to read, discuss, and evaluate using the Sibert criteria. And just maybe one of these will be a winner because they are certainly a winner in my mind.

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Are you ready? Here are my mock Sibert picks in no particular order...

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Birds of a Feather: Bower Birds and Me by Susan Roth (Neal Porter Books, May 2019)

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Manhattan: Mapping the Story of an Island by Jennifer Thermes (Abrams Books for Young Readers, August 2019)

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The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander, Illustrated by Kadir Nelson (Versify, April 2019)

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Paper Son: The Inspiring Story of Tyrus Wong, Immigrant and Artist by Julie Leung, Illustrated by Chris Sasaki (Schwartz & Wade, September 2019)

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What Miss Mitchell Saw by Hayley Barrett, Illustrated by Diana Sudyka (Beach Lane Books, September 2019)

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The Important Thing About Margaret Wise Brown by Mac Barnett, Illustrated by Sarah Jacoby

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Seashells: More Than a Home by Melissa Stewart, Illustrated by Sarah S. Brannen (Charlesbridge Publishing, April 2019)

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North America: A Fold-out Graphic History by Sarah Albee, Illustrated by William Exley (What On Earth Books, October 2019)

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