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...


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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