Donalyn and Colby asked readers to submit their nominations for the first annual Nerdies Award. The award recognizes books in six categories: Picture Books, Graphic Novels, Poetry, Middle Grade Fiction, Young Adult Fiction, and Nonfiction. The nominations were tabulated, and the short list was unveiled this weekend. Readers have until December 17th to vote for their favorite books: Click here for The Nerdies ballot.
The nonfiction field is strong and includes a variety of formats including two graphic novels. I was pleased to see we had reviewed many of the nonfiction books on the ballot. Here are the nonfiction titles from the short list. We've linked our reviews below if you want to gather more information before voting.
Nonfiction Nominations for The Nerdies
Amelia Lost by Candace Fleming
America is Under Attack by Dan Brown
Around the World by Matt Phelan
Balloons Over Broadway by Melissa Sweet
Big Wig by Kathleen Krull
A Butterfly is Patient by Dianna Hutts Aston and Sylvia Long
Can We Save the Tiger? by Martin Jenkins
The Case of the Vanishing Golden Frogs by Sandra Markle
The Elephant Scientist by Caitlin O'Connell and Donna M. Jackson
Fenynman by Jim Ottaviani
Heart & Soul by Kadir Nelson
How They Croaked by Georgia Bragg
Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner
Queen of the Falls by Chris Van Allsburg
Swirl by Swirl by Joyce Sidman
Stay tuned because later this month we'll reveal the Nonfiction Detectives' favorite nonfiction books of 2011.