On Monday, around midnight, I returned home from the ALA Midwinter Conference in Atlanta. I am always tired, yet energized after the conference. I spent a lot of time in committee meetings, attending publisher events, and walking through the Exhibit Hall checking out the 2017 nonfiction titles. It does seem that 2017 will be a great year for amazing nonfiction.
The conference ended, as always, on a high note. The winners of this year’s ALA Youth Media Awards were fantastic. Good job to all who worked so hard all year reading and evaluating the hundreds of titles.
I loved the winners and honor books! Click here to see the list of winners.
Here are some new nonfiction titles I spotted at the conference that I look forward to reviewing.
Birds Make Nests by Michael Garland
Caroline's Comets: a true story by Emily Arnold McCully
Penguin Day: a family story by Nick Bishop
Noah Webster's Fighting Words
by Tracy Nelson Bauer; Illustrated by Mircea Catusanu
Out of the Box: 25 incredible craft projects you can make from cardboard
Rivers of Sunlight: how the sun moves water around the earth
by Molly Bang & Penny Chisholm
Blue Sky Press
Trudy's Big Swim:
how Gertrude Ederle Swam the English Channel and took the world by storm
by Sue Macy: Illustrated by Matt Collins
Muhammad Ali: a champion is born
by Gene Barretta; Illustrated by Frank Morrison
Katherine Tegen Books
Amazon Adventure: how tiny fish are saving the world's largest rainforest
by Sy Montgomery; Photographs by Keith Ellenbogen
Scientists in the Field