Mary Ann Cappiello of Lesley University and Xenia Hadjioannou of Penn State University have launched the #KidsLoveNonfiction campaign. They are asking the New York Times to report children's nonfiction bestsellers in three categories: picture book, middle grade and young adult. You can support the initiative by signing the online petition.
2021 CYBILS Winners Announced
The 2021 Children's and Young Adult Bloggers' Literary Awards (CYBILS) were announced this week. The CYBILS recognize books for literary merit and kid appeal.
Here are the winners in the nonfiction categories.
Bartali's Bicycle: The True Story of Gino Bartali Italy's Secret Hero
by Megan Hoyt
illustrated by Iacopo Bruno
Mightier Than the Sword: Rebels, Reformers & Revolutionaries Who Changed the World Through Writing
by Rochelle Melander
illustrated by Melina Ontiveros
Punching Bag by Rex Ogle
Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice Movie
Award winning nonfiction book for teens, Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice, is being made into a movie called Spark. Maine author, Phillip Hoose, won a National Book Award and received a Sibert Honor and Newbery Honor for his biography of Colvin.
2022 Cook Prize Finalists
The Bank Street College of Education announced finalists for the 2022 Cook Prize. The Cook Prize is recognizes the best STEM picture book of the year. The winning title will be selected by 3rd and 4th grade students in March and April. Educators can complete this form to register students to participate.
Butterfly for a King
by Susan L. Roth and Cindy Trumbore
Cougar Crossing: How Hollywood's Celebrity Cougar Helped Build a Bridge for City Wildlife
by Meeg Pincus and Alexander Vidal
The Great Stink: How Joseph Bazzalgette Solved London's Poop Pollution Problem
by Colleen Paeff and Nancy Carpenter
Nano: The Spectacular Science of the Very (Very) Small
by Dr. Jess Wade and Melissa Castrillon