Bill and I are very excited! It just was announced on the Cybils website that we will be joining a great group of people as panelists for the Nonfiction/Informational Picture Book category.
Here's a description of our category :
Kids love interesting non-fiction books. Kids love information books. And the sky is the limit for kids' interests. The Non-fiction/ Information Picture Book category is looking for stunning, visual nominees that capture the curiosity and wonder of children of all ages. From science to art, history to sports, or current events to biographies, if the book has a fresh approach, kid appeal, fabulous illustrations, photography, and will be picked up again and again, please nominate.
Nonfiction/information books will be 48 pages or less and should appeal to the younger reader. The committee will refer to the as a guide for determining non-fiction status. Previous winners in this category include Nic Bishop’s Frogs (2008), Lightship by (2007), and An Egg is Quiet by Diana Ashton (2006).
If you have any books you'd like to nominate that fit these criteria, head over to the Cybils website. Bill and I are greatly looking forward to reading the latest in nonfiction/picture books this past year. Stay tuned as we begin to blog about books in this category.