Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Nonfiction Picture Book Wednesday My Mock Sibert long list 7.06.16

Every Wednesday I join Alyson Beecher from kidlitfrenzy and other
kidlit bloggers to share wonderful nonfiction picture books.
The intention of today's blog is to give educational professionals
new nonfiction reading material and ideas to use 
with students to promote a love of reading nonfiction materials.

We are halfway through the 2016 year already!  I thought this week I would pause and share my Mock long lists.

Today I am sharing my Mock Sibert long list.  Here are some titles I'm thinking we'll be talking about in January.

Freedom in Congo Square
Freedom in Congo Square 
by Carole Boston Weatherford

The First Step: How One Girl Put Segregation on Trial
The First Step: How One Girl Put Segregation On Trial 
by Susan E. Goodman

Dorothea's Eyes: Dorothea Lange Photographs the Truth
Dorothea's Eyes 
by Barb Rosenstock

The Secret Subway
The Secret Subway 
by Shana Corey

Crossing Niagara: The Death-Defying Tightrope Adventures of the Great Blondin
Crossing Niagara 
by Matt Tavares

Anything But Ordinary Addie: The True Story of Adelaide Herrmann, Queen of Magic
Anything But Ordinary Addie 
by Mara Rockliff

Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson's Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions
Whoosh!:  Lonnie Johnson's Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions 
by Chris Barton

Jazz Day: The Making of a Famous Photograph
Jazz Day:  The Making of a Famous Photograph 
by Roxane Orgill

Ada's Violin: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay
Ada's Violin 
by Susan Hood

Of course we're only halfway through the year and there are more books coming!  I'm really looking forward to:

Some Writer!: The Story of E. B. White
Some Writer! 
by Melissa Sweet 
publishes Oct. 4

Around America to Win the Vote: Two Suffragists, a Kitten, and 10,000 Miles
Around America to Win the Vote 
by Mara Rockliff 
publishes Aug. 2

The Great Leopard Rescue: Saving the Amur Leopards
The Great Leopard Rescue 
by Sandra Markle  
publishes Aug. 1

Giant Squid
Giant Squid 
by Candace Fleming 
publishes Sept. 27

Esquivel!  Space-Age Sound Artist
Esquivel! Space Age Sound Artist 
by Susan Wood 
publishes Sept. 6

Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille
Six Dots:  A Story of Young Louis Braille 
by Jen Bryant 
publishes Sept. 6

A Spy Called James: The True Story of James Lafayette, Revolutionary War Double Agent
A Spy Called James 
by Anne Rockwell 
publishes Nov. 1

What books are you looking forwards to?  What books did I miss on my upcoming list?

Visit my other Mock long list posts:
Mock Caldecott


  1. It's interesting that 14/16 of these titles are PB bios. I too have noticed a plethora of them this year.

  2. Thanks for reminding me of the ones I still need to read, or to look for in the future, Michelle. There are great ones out, and more coming!

  3. Thanks for the list. I've read and heard of some of there but a lot are new to me. Can't wait to check them out!

  4. I can't even chose a favourite, there's just too many! Like Melissa said above, there seems to have just been an explosion of pb biographies recently, which is pretty awesome.

  5. LOVE the list Michele! I am very much looking forward to Some Writer! You shared many I have not seen so now I am off to request them. Thanks!

  6. I've only read 3 but own 2 more! What a great list.
    GO ADD THESE TO OUR GRs GROUP :) Pretty please :)

  7. Great list. I'm really looking forward to Some Writer! and Esquivel! Funny how they both have exclamation points and they're the ones I am wanting. I still haven't read Woosh! - another ! and it's one I am eager to get my hands on. :)