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Women in the Spotlight

Still looking for summer reading? My list of nonfiction picture books about women performers is still up at CYBILS.

Portrait of Annette Bay Pimentel

Mountain Chef

I’m getting antsy for the publication date of Mountain Chef: How One Man Lost His Groceries, Changed His Plans, and Helped Cook Up the National Park Service.  But my book is...

Sweet Sixteen

Are you ready for the Sweet Sixteen? Chips? Check. Cold drinks? Check. Stack of nonfiction picture books? Here are three great basketball books that every basketball fan–and every picture book...

Book with handprints on it and print reading "Multicultural Childrens' Book Day."

Multicultural Children’s Book Day

I live in a tiny rural town. Ethnically, racially, and even economically and religiously, our community is pretty uniform. Before this, we lived in two other small towns that were...

Girl sitting on ground, gazing at moon, on which a drum rests.

Winners!

It was an early morning, watching the live cast of the American Library Association’s Youth Media Awards. A great morning for nonfiction picture books! Schneider Family Book Awards (literature representing...

Mock Siberts, Part 2

I already posted about books I wish could win the Sibert but probably won’t. Here’s my list of  books I hope are in the running:   A Fine Dessert: Four...

Cybils Nonfiction Nominations

The Children and Young Adults Bloggers’ Literary Awards’ nomination lists are now available. The Early and Middle Grade Nonfiction List has some great titles–many that I’ve already reviewed, and many...

One-legged boy rides a bicycle.

Emmanuel’s Dream

I love inventive picture book rhymes, snappy refrains, and fantastical figurative language as much as anyone, but sometimes a story works best just simply told. In this book, Thompson tells...

Tricky Vic

  I’m a sucker for heist movies, and Greg Pizzoli wisely realizes, with this book, that kids may find themselves unaccountably drawn to clever bad guys, too. Without glorifying him,...

Research for Reading Month

  This is the last week to register for Research for Reading Month (ReFoReMo). It’s your chance  to spend the month diving into great picture book mentor texts and see...