Monday, January 18, 2010

Nonfiction Monday -- Roundup is here

The Roundup of all the Nonfiction Monday reviews is right here at Wendie's Wanderings today.

First -- I just this minute heard that Tanya Lee Stone was awarded the ALA Nonfiction 2010 Sibert award for her wonderful book, Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream! Hurrah! I Love that book!

Here is the official ALA announcement of the Sibert Nonfiction Awards:
Robert F. Sibert Medal for most distinguished informational book for children:
“Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream,” written by Tanya Lee Stone, is the Sibert Award winner. The book is published by Candlewick Press.

Three Sibert Honor Books were named:
--“The Day-Glo Brothers: The True Story of Bob and Joe Switzer's Bright Ideas and Brand-New Colors,” written by Chris Barton, illustrated by Tony Persiani and published by Charlesbridge;
--“Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11,” written and illustrated by Brian Floca, and published by Richard Jackson/Atheneum Books for Young Readers;
-- and “Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice,” written by Phillip Hoose and published by Melanie Kroupa/Farrar Straus Giroux, an imprint of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group.

And the YALSA Nonfiction 2010 (for teen readers) is Charles and Emma: The Darwins’ Leap of Faith by Deborah Heiligman. Excellent research. Excellent book.

The Coretta Scott King Author 2010: Vaunda Micheaux Nelson, author of Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshal.

One of the Newbery Honor Books is also a Nonfiction book, Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip Hoose. (Yea! Two awards in one day -- plus the National Book Award. WOW!)

A nonfiction author got the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults:
Jim Murphy is the 2010 Edwards Award winner.
His books include: “An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793,” published by Clarion Books; (Yea, Clarion!) I think this is the one that also won the James Madison Award in addition to a Sibert.
“Blizzard! The Storm That Changed America,” published by Scholastic Press, an imprint of Scholastic;
“The Great Fire,” published by Scholastic Press, an imprint of Scholastic;
“The Long Road to Gettysburg,” published by Clarion Books;
and “A Young Patriot: The American Revolution as Experienced by One Boy,” published by Clarion Books.
-- Hey, Jim is young yet. He'll be producing many more books.
I"m already registered for ALA and neglected to sign up for the Margaret A Edwards banquet. Gotta go change that.

A Caldecott Nonfiction honor book is Red Sings from Treetops: A Year in Colors, illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski, written by Joyce Sidman. The Caldecott goes to the Illustrator. There is no ALA award for the writer of a picture book. (I'm just saying.)

(I'll post the other winners as I learn them. Please point out any nonfiction ALA winners that I've missed -- they're all winners to me -- in the comments section of this blog and I'll add them to this post.)

And here are the other blogs you gotta go read today:
This week Kim Hutmacher at the Wild About Nature blog, has a review of Under the Snow by Melissa Stewart.

Sarah at In Need of Chocolate has reviewed Our Family Tree: An Evolution Story by Lisa Westberg Peters.

Amanda Snow at A Patchwork of Books has a review of The Wonders Inside Bugs & Spiders.

Lori Calabrese at at Lori Calabrese Writes! highlights a few nonfiction Martin Luther King, Jr. titles in celebration of the federal holiday honoring his birthday.

Roberta at Wrapped in Foil has a review of the fun nonficton book, Animal Tongues by Dawn Cusick.

Shirley Smith Duke at SimplyScience has a review of Arctic Foxes. By Carri Stuhr.

Anna is finding out Who Was First? Discovering the Americas by Russell Freedman on her Lost Between The Pages blog.

Susan has an overview of the Orbis Pictus winners at Chicken Spaghetti.

 The Orbis Pictus awards are given by the National Council of Teachers of English.

Becky Laney at Young Readers (zero to eight) reviewed The Champion of Children: The Story of Janusz Korczak. By Tomek Bogacki.

Jone at Check It Out discovered that two of the Sibert winners were also chosen as Cybils nonfiction picturebook finalists.

Over at Shelf Employed is a review of Years of Dust by Albert Marrin.

Bri over at Bri Meets Books reviewed Animal Rights: How You Can Make a Difference.

-wendie Old


Roberta said...

Good morning. Did you get your writing done?

I have a review of Animal Tongues up at Wrapped in Foil

Thanks for hosting today!

Wendie O said...

Thanks for asking. Yes, I think my (very short) novel is pretty much pulled together. I'll give it one more pass through and then will be able to send it to the workshop critique group. (where they'll probably tear it apart, but only to help make it better. I hope.)

Animal Tongues? I've gotta go see that one.
-wendie old

Anna M. said...

Hi! I reviewed Who Was First? Discovering the Americas by Russell Freedman on Lost Between The Pages

Susan T. said...

I'm in with a post on the Orbis Pictus winners.

Chicken Spaghetti

Anonymous said...

Short and sweet:

shelf-employed said...

Thanks for hosting! My review is for Years of Dust by Albert Marrin.

Bri Ahearn said...

Thanks for hosting! I reviewed Animal Rights: How You Can Make a Difference at my website.