Learning Can Be Fun, Too aka More CYBILS

In 2007, I helped choose the Non-fiction Picture Book winners for the CYBILS. Haven't nominated your favs yet? What are you waiting for?

Guess What Is Growing Inside This Egg [GUESS WHAT IS GROWING INSI-LIB] [Library Binding]Guess What is Growing Inside this Egg Written and illustrated by Mia Posada

I said: “Guess What is Growing Inside this Egg by Mia Posada is an interactive treat. Children will scour through the creative illustrations guessing at the animals hiding in each egg. Following each guessing game, readers will enjoy learning a few interesting facts about the animals.”

Let's Go!: The Story of Getting from There to HereLet's Go!: the Story of Getting from There to Here Written by Lizann Flatt; illustrated by Scot Ritchie

Andrea of Just One More Book!! says: “Engaging, upbeat illustrations and a stirring
current of action, alliteration and everchanging gaits sweep us through the evolution
of transportation from the ice age to modern day, providing vivid glimpses of North
American life and insight into the impact of transportation technology on the human

LightshipLightship Written and illustrated by Brian Floca

Fiona of Books and ‘Rocks says: “The fog seems to waft off the page in this delightful look at the work and life aboard the lightship Ambrose -- a floating lighthouse anchored offshore. Floca’s detailed watercolor illustrations and deceptively simple text sprinkled with sensory language have readers practically feeling the dampness, tasting the sea air, and tilting with the deck.”

Living ColorLiving Color Written and illustrated by Steve Jenkins

Jennifer of Kiddosphere says: “Using his trademark cut-paper-collage illustrations and engaging text, Steve Jenkins introduces readers to the wild and wonderful world of color in the animal kingdom. Jenkins shares information, rather than lectures, and readers feel as if they are being included in delightful secrets. Perfect for children who enjoy ‘browsable books,’ but don’t be surprised if an adult sneaks a read as well.”

One Thousand Tracings: Healing the Wounds of World War IIOne Thousand Tracings: Healing the Wounds of World War II Written and illustrated by Lita Judge

Andrea of Just One More Book!! says: “Eyeopening scatterings of yellowed newspaper footprints, handwritten lists and aged, intimate photographs make vivid this
beautifully told true story of hardship, and the pulling together of communities torn to
opposite sides of war.”

Vulture ViewVulture View Written by April Pulley Sayre; illustrated by Steve Jenkins

Tricia of The Miss Rumphius Effect says: “We’ve all seen them, with their dark
plumage, featherless heads and hooked beaks, circling, circling something in the distance. Road kill for breakfast? Don’t mind if I do! Yes, I’m talking about vultures, and so is April Pulley Sayre in her informative and poetic book, gorgeously illustrated by Steve Jenkins.”

Where in the Wild?: Camouflaged Creatures Concealed...and Revealed Written by David Schwartz and Yael Schy; photographs by Dwight Kuhn
Fiona of Books and ‘Rocks says: “A
refreshing selection of ten camouflaged
animals beautifully photographed and
presented as a "find-the-critter" challenge.
Snappy titles and delicious poems cleverly
hint at the animals’ identities (form and meter
match each animal!), and fold-out pages
reveal the animals and cool information about
them, clearly written in a kid-friendly style.”

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for bringing all of these lovely books to my attention!