29 Nov

Let the wild winnowing start!

The Cybils nominations for the year’s best children’s and young adult books are closed. Now begins the fun (read: hard) work of narrowing each category’s list of vying titles down to five finalists.

Below are the books that the nonfiction nominating panel will be chewing on through the end of the year; a smidgen of the price of purchases made through the links provided help keep the Cybils going. (Tricia at The Miss Rumphius Effect has the details on just what the nominating panel will be keeping in mind.)

A Horse in the House and Other Strange but True Animal Stories
Written by Gail Ablow; illustrated by Kathy Osborn
Candlewick
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A Little Peace
Written by Barbara Kerley
National Geographic
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A Seed is Sleepy
Written by Dianna Hutts Aston; illustrated by Sylvia Long
Chronicle
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ABC Safari
Written and illustrated by Karen Lee
Sylvan Dell
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Anne Hutchinson’s Way
Written by Jeannine Atkins; illustrated by Michael Dooling
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
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Apples
Written by Jacqueline Farmer; illustrated by Phyllis Limbacher Tildes
Charlesbridge
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Artful Reading
Written and illustrated by Bob Raczka
Millbrook Press
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Ballerina Dreams
Written by Lauren Thompson; illustrated by James Estrin
Feiwel & Friends
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Bugs Up Close
Written by Diane Swanson; illustrated by Paul Davidson
Kids Can Press
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Campy: The Story of Roy Campanella
Written by David A. Adler; illustrated by Gordon James
Viking
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Capoeira: Game! Dance! Martial Art!
Written and illustrated by George Ancona
Lee & Low
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City Hawk: The Story of Pale Male
Written and illustrated by Meghan McCarthy
Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
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D is for Drinking Gourd: an African American Alphabet
Written by Nancy I. Sanders; illustrated by E.B. Lewis
Sleeping Bear Press
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Different Like Coco
Written and illustrated by Elizabeth Matthews
Candlewick
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Dogs and Cats
Written and illustrated by Steve Jenkins
Houghton Mifflin
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Dolley Madison Saves George Washington
Written and illustrated by Don Brown
Houghton Mifflin
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First the Egg
by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
Roaring Brook
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Footwork: The Story of Fred and Adele Astaire
Written by Roxane Orgill; illustrated by Stephane Jorisch
Candlewick
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Guess What is Growing Inside this Egg
Written and illustrated by Mia Posada
Millbrook
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Hiromi’s Hands
Written and illustrated by Lynne Barasch
Lee & Low
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In My Backyard
Written by Valarie Giogas; illustrated by Katherine Zecca
Sylvan Dell
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Let’s Go!: The Story of Getting from There to Here
Written by Lizann Flatt; illustrated by Scot Ritchie
Maple Tree Press
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Lightship
Written and illustrated by Brian Floca
Atheneum / Richard Jackson Books
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Living Color
Written and illustrated by Steve Jenkins
Houghton Mifflin
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Louis Sockalexis: Native American Baseball Pioneer
Written by Bill Wise; illustrated by Bill Farnsworth
Lee & Low
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Make Your Mark, Franklin Roosevelt
Written by Judith St. George; illustrated by Britt Spencer
Philomel
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Martha Ann’s Quilt for Queen Victoria
Written by Kyra E. Hicks; illustrated by Lee Edward Fodi
Brown Books Publishing Group
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Mary Cassatt: Impressionist Painter
Written by Lois V. Harris
Pelican
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May I Pet Your Dog?: The How-to Guide for Kids Meeting Dogs (and Dogs Meeting Kids)
Written by Stephanie Calmenson; illustrated by Jan Ormerod
Clarion
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My Name Is Gabito/Mi Llamo Gabito: The Life of Gabriel Garcia Marquez/La Vida De Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Written by Monica Brown; illustrated by Raul Colon
Luna Rising
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Nothing but Trouble: the story of Althea Gibson
Written by Sue Stauffacher; illustrated by Greg Couch
Knopf
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Ocean Seasons
Written by Ron Hirschi; illustrated by Kirsten Carlson
Sylvan Dell
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One Thousand Tracings: Healing the Wounds of World War II
Written and illustrated by Lita Judge
Hyperion
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Rough, Tough Charley
Written by Verla Kay; illustrated by Alan Gustavson
Tricycle Press
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Sawdust and Spangles: the Amazing Life of W.C. Coup
Written by Ralph Covert and G. Riley Mills; illustrated by Giselle Potter
Abrams
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Strong Man: the story of Charles Atlas
Written and illustrated by Meghan McCarthy
Knopf
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Surfer of the Century: The Life of Duke Kahanamoku
Written by Ellie Crowe; illustrated by Richard Waldrep
Lee & Low
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The Book of Time Outs: a Mostly True History of the World’s Biggest Troublemakers
Written and illustrated byDeb Lucke
Simon & Schuster
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Turtle Summer: a Journal for My Daughter
Written by Mary Alice Monroe; illustrated by Barbara J. Bergwerf
Sylvan Dell
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Vulture View
Written by April Pulley Sayre; illustrated by Steve Jenkins
Henry Holt
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We
Written by Alice Schertle; illustrated by Kenneth Addison
Lee & Low
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Where in the Wild?: Camouflaged Creatures Concealed … and Revealed
Written by David Schwartz and Yael Schy; illustrated by Dwight Kuhn
Tricycle Press
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Who Put the B in the Ballyhoo
Written and illustrated by Carlyn Beccia
Houghton Mifflin
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Wired
Written by Anastasia Suen; illustrated by Paul Carrick
Charlesbridge
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Young Pele: Soccer’s First Star
Written by Lesa Cline-Ransome; illustrated by James Ransome
Schwartz & Wade
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[Updated 12/5, thanks to the tip from Tricia in the comments.]

One thought on “Let the wild winnowing start!

  1. Hi Chris,

    Just wanted to let you know there’s been a slight change in the list since it was posted. Hair Dance is out (it went to poetry) and First the Egg (moved from fiction) is now in. You can find the updated info on my site.

    Regards,
    Tricia

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