Cybils: Nomination Ideas for Elementary Nonfiction Readers


One of the great things about the Cybils (aka Children’s and Young Adult Bloggers’ Literary awards) is that a book can only be nominated once.

No chads.
No stuffing the ballot box.
Just a straight-up nomination process.

The downside, though, is that a book that you love might deserve nomination … but you already shot your wad. That’s the dilemma for librarians. They don’t just read books, they devour them. In large numbers.

So when a children’s librarian tells me she has a few titles she’d like to see nominated in the Elementary / Middle Grade Nonfiction Category, I’m happy to help her get the word out. So here goes …

Cybils Nomination  Ideas
Nonfiction Elementary / Middle Grade

Anubis Speaks; A Guide to the Afterlife by the Egyptian God of the Dead
Series: Secrets of the Ancient Gods
by Vicky Alvear Shecter; illustrated by Antoine Revoy
Boyds Mill Press, 2013

Series: Science Slam: Fundamental Experiments
by Ellen Lawrence
Bearport Publishing, 2013

Here Come the Humpbacks
by April Pulley Sayre
illustrated by Jamie Hogan
Charlesbridge Publishing, 2013

It’s Our Garden: From Seeds to Harvest in a School Garden
written and illustrated by George Ancona
Candlewick Press, 2013

Monsters and Legends
by Davide Cali
illustrated by Gabriella Giandelli
Flying Eye Books, 2013

One Step at a Time: A Vietnamese Child Finds Her Way
by Marsha Skrypuch
Pajama Press, 2013

Pedal It; How Bicycles are Changing the World
series: Footprints
by Michelle Mulder
Orca Book Publishers, 2013

by Christopher Cheng
illustrated by Mark Jackson
Candlewick Press, 2013

Stripes of All Types
written and illustrated by Susan Stockdale
Peachtree Publishers, 2013

Too hot? Too cold? Keeping Body Temperature Just Right
by Caroline Arnold
illustrated by Annie Patterson
Charlesbridge Publishing, 2013

What Happens Next (Flip the Flap and Find Out)
by Nicola Davies
illustrated by Marc Boutavant
Candlewick Press, 2013

What Will Hatch?
by Jennifer Ward
illustrated by Susie Ghahremani
Walker Childrens, 2013

We’ve got just a little over a week left … what are the books you’d like to see nominated. Add them to our comments and we’ll tweet them!