As 2008 winds down I see more and more best lists. This year a couple nonfiction titles have risen to the top of these lists (a cross-over miracle). We Are the Ship, Nic Bishop Frogs, and some Lincoln books are receiving attention. Marc Aronson posted about this in Come One, Come All: The Year in Nonfiction, but I believe some of you are sitting out of the conversation. I want to know what nonfiction series you loved this year.
I’m not seeking Newbery quality nonfiction titles. In addition to quality works of nonfiction that stand alone (think Race by Marc Aronson and Dennis Brindell Fradin’s DUEL!: BURR AND HAMILTON’S DEADLY WAR OF WORDS), my students read series after series of nonfiction. I respect their choices because they are seeking information and are enjoying reading informational texts having mastered the nonfiction series format.
Before I share MY lists, I want to see what nonfiction series you acquired this year and what has become your favorite. If you have a favorite publisher, tell me that, too.
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Readers, I am pleading with you to post your comments. I think it’s ridiculous that one of the Reed Publishing blogs that receives the most comments is the Romance group. If they judge our blogs based upon how many people comment, then my writing attempts are failures. Come on youth librarians, participate and tell us what you and your students really like to read.