Happy New Year!
I turned in two science books on Monday, so I’m back to my blog. It’s been a year since I started blogging.
It’s starting off as a busy year. I’ll be judging NF picture books for the Cybils second round and I’m looking forward to reading the finalists that I haven’t already read. They look like excellent choices. Many thanks to the first round judges who read so many to winnow down the choices. Here are the finalists. You can check this link to Dad Talk and see a summary of each book.
Down, Down, Down: A Journey to the Bottom of the Sea by Steven Jenkins
Life-Size Zoo Created by Teruyuki Komiya with photographs by Toyofumi Fukuda
Mermaid Queen: The Spectacular True Story of Annette Kellerman, Who Swam Her Way to Fame, Fortune, and Swimsuit History by Shana Corey
The Day-Glo Brothers by Chris Barton
Moonshot by Brian Floca
Faith by Maya Ajmera, Magde Nakassis, and Cynthia Pon
14 Cows for America by Carmen Agra Deedy with Wilson Kimeli Naiyomah
The first new year book entry will be here Wednesday, but I’m staying quiet on the Cybils for now! I’ll choose some favorites that suit for fun science activities. I’m so looking forward to being able to blog on science books I wrote sometime this year. Both topics were such fun and I interviewed some fascinating (and brilliant) people as part of my research.
Here’s to a fun 2010 and lots of great reading.