I often look closely at the dialogue in picture book biographies for a clue as to whether they can be considered informational. Some, such as Mama Miti, include dialogue that seems to be more general representation than specific, cited quotes. Others include direct quotes and their specific citations among more general dialogue (Black Elk's Vision is one example).
Interestingly, the book that led me to write this blog post is (in my opinion) the most "informational" of all those I've mentioned. While The Extraordinary Mark Twain (according to Susy) reads like fiction and is even classified as fiction in its subject headings, its author, Barbara Kerley provides evidence of her careful research including citations for all quotations included in the text.
What do you think? How do you delineate between fact and fiction? Which titles meet the Sibert definition of informational and should be considered for our mock award?