Interview with 2007 Cybils Non-Fiction Picture Book Panelists Tricia Stohr-Hunt and Fiona Bayrock

Monday, January 7, 2008.

2007 Cybils Awards

Fall 2007 reading at our house had a higher than usual non-fiction slant as Andrea joined kidLit bloggers:

on the Non-Fiction Picture Books nominating committee for the second annual Cybils Awards.

In celebration of today’s announcement of finalists in Graphic Novels, Non-Fiction Picture Books, Non-Fiction MG/YA and Young Adult Novels categories of the 2007 Cybils Children’s and Young Adult Bloggers’ Literary Awards, Mark speaks with Non-Fiction Picture Book panelists Tricia Stohr-Hunt and Fiona Bayrock about a nomination and finalist process done completely online and how a team of five people were able to collaborate to pick seven of forty-six books.

Be sure to pop over to Cybils Central to get the scoop on all the fabulous finalists and, while you’re there, check out the full list of non-fiction picture book nominees.

You can also check out some of the panelists’ thoughts on some of the 46 nominated titles:

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Greats Misbehaving: The Book Of Time Outs (A Mostly True History of the World’s Biggest Troublemakers)

Saturday, April 5, 2008.

The Book Of Time Outs: A Mostly True History of the World's Biggest TroublemakersAuthor: Deb Lucke
Illustrator: Deb Lucke
Published: 2007 Simon & Schuster (on JOMB)
ISBN: 1416928294

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Chatty, irreverent narrative and outrageous edge-to-edge illustrations portray the crimes and punishments of fourteen famous historical figures as the antics, timeouts and grumblings of unruly children in this hilarious timeout corner staple.

Other books mentioned:

Check out the full list of non-fiction picture books nominated for the 2007 Cybils Awards here.

Skill, Suspense and Standing Tall: Louis Sockalexis: Native American Baseball Pioneer

Saturday, February 23, 2008.

Louis Sockalexis: Native American Baseball PioneerAuthor: Bill Wise
Illustrator: Bill Farnsworth
Published: 2007 Lee & Low Books (on JOMB)
ISBN: 1584302690

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This riveting roller coaster of taunts, talent and tenterhooks relays a true story of suffering and success and invites us to examine the troubling shadow of racism and the resiliency of those who rise above it.

Check out the full list of non-fiction picture books nominated for the 2007 Cybils Awards here.

One Thousand Tracings: Healing the Wounds of World War II

Wednesday, January 2, 2008.

One Thousand TracingsAuthor: Lita Judge
Illustrator: Lita Judge
Published: 2007 Hyperion Books (on JOMB)
ISBN: 1423100085

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Eye-opening scatterings of yellowed newspaper footprints, handwritten lists and aged, intimate snapshots make vivid this beautifully told true story of hardship, generosity and the pulling together of communities torn to opposite sides of war.

Other books mentioned:

More books about generosity on JOMB:

More books about war and peace on JOMB:

Check out the full list of non-fiction picture books nominated for the 2007 Cybils Awards here.

Plucky in Pink: Ballerina Dreams – A True Story

Wednesday, December 26, 2007.

Ballerina DreamsAuthor: Lauren Thompson
Illustrator: James Estrin
Published: 2007 Feiwel & Friends (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0312370296

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Sixty photographs packed with joy, beauty and palpable excitement tell the inspiring, true story of five beautiful girls and the determination that made their dancing dreams come true.

More ballet on JOMB:

Check out the full list of non-fiction picture books nominated for the 2007 Cybils Awards here.

Keeping All Our Fingers: May I Pet Your Dog? (How-to Guide for Kids Meeting Dogs)

Wednesday, December 5, 2007.

May I Pet Your Dog?Author: Stephanie Calmenson (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Jan Ormerod
Published: 2007 Clarion Books (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0618510346

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Three adorable dogs and plenty of vicarious petting cleverly disguise the delivery of essential, clearly stated instructions for dealing with dogs — friendly and otherwise. If only instruction manuals were all so thrilling.

Other safety books mentioned:

More Dogs on JOMB:

Check out the full list of non-fiction picture books nominated for the 2007 Cybils Awards here.

Stranger than Fiction: A Horse in the House

Friday, October 5, 2007.

titleValAuthor: Gail Ablow
Illustrator: Kathy Osborn
Published: 2007 Candlewick Press (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0763628387

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Densely colourful, offbeat illustrations and an unusual hybrid of storytelling and text-book style narration tantalize us with strange but true animal stories that are surprisingly addictive.

Check out the full list of non-fiction picture books nominated for the 2007 Cybils Awards here.

Cybil Resistance: Go To Bed, Monster!

Friday, January 4, 2008.

Go to Bed, Monster!Author: Natasha Wing
Illustrator: Sylvie Kantorovitz
Published: 2007 Harcourt (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0152057757

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Featuring playful, childlike drawings, imaginary adventure and the familiar ping-pong interaction of every stall tactic in the book, this 2007 Cybils Award Finalist turns the tables on the theatrical endurance test we call “bedtime”.

Other books mentioned:

Be sure to check out the freshly announced list of Fiction Picture Book Finalists for The 2007 Cybils Awards here. And stay tuned — the finalists in the Graphic Novels, Non-Fiction Picture Books, Non-Fiction MG/YA and Young Adult Novels categories of The 2007 Cybils Awards will be announced in three short days!

 
 

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