I love being a Cybils Award judge. This is my fifth year. I'm a children's nonfiction picture book judge. An even one hundred books were nominated for the children's nonfiction picture book Cybils Award. I've been busy searching for the nominees at the library. As I've found them, I've been reading them.
Many of these are recent publications, so not all of these books can be found yet in libraries. That makes the finding and reading and reviewing difficult. Fortunately publishers come to the rescue and send review copies.
So far I've found 42 at the library and I've received 51 from publishers. I have seven left to go.
Here's what my stack looks like:
I've read some fabulous books this year, books about baby dolphins and the many colors of monkeys, silk and the construction of the White House, bats and Chinese voyager Zheng He, Texas wildflower legends and the real creator of Batman, rocks and dancer Josephine Baker. Everything from symmetry to poop, and everything in between.
Now I just need to find those last seven books and get busy reviewing. Wish me luck.
The Sunday Salon is open to anyone who'd like to discuss books of a Sunday (or, frankly, any other day of the week). We've actually been around for some years -- see http://dhamel.typepad.com/sundaysalon/ -- but managing the group via that site became a problem because of its size and we had to limit membership to a little over 500 members. I'm now throwing the doors open to anyone who'd like to participate. Discuss what you're reading here, or link to relevant blog posts, or comment on one another's posts. Enjoy.
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