Monday, June 15, 2009

2010 Mock Sibert: Reading List #1

This is the first of four short lists for the Mock Sibert election at the Allen County Public Library. We'll continue to highlight and discuss a wide variety of informational books on our blog, and we encourage your comments on all of them. The books on this short list, however are now destined to be "brought to the table" to be discussed in more depth at our Mock Sibert Discussion and Election on January 9, 2010.

We'd love to hear what you think about these books. Please leave comments about each title on its respective blog post. If you'd like to suggest a book for the next list, send me an
email or leave a comment.

3 comments:

The Wild About Writing Trio said...

I personally love the Darwin book written by Alice McGinty. It'chocked full of information, and the tidbits from his journals are just amazing. The illustrations are beautiful, too.

Jeanette Larson said...

Brian Floca is so good at getting information into the picture book format. This makes the book accessible to both older and younger readers. Great list!

Anonymous said...

Almost Astronauts was fascinating. I wonder, though, if it didn't fall too strongly on the side of the women who weren't allowed to be astronauts. Did we get a fair representation of the controversy, or one that pushed us to see NASA and co. as purely wrong?