Friday, January 26, 2018

Best Nonfiction of 2017 Roundup

Even though the American Library Association’s Youth Media Awards are still a couple of weeks away, the end of January seems like a good time to look back some highly-regarded titles published last year.

There’s no doubt about it. 2017 was a phenomenal year for nonfiction, and it seems like more people were paying attention than ever before.

Here’s a roundup of the lists I’m aware of. Please let me know if there are others I should add.

Mock Sibert Lists
Alyson Beecher at Kidlit Frenzy

Michele Knott at Mrs. Knott’s Book Nook 

Melanie Roy

Mindi Rench at Making It Work in Third Grade
http://www.mrsrench.com/2018/01/sibert-smackdown-2018.html


The staff at Anderson’s Bookstore

My list


Individual Lists
Alyson Beecher at Kidlit Frenzy

Betsy Bird at A Fuse #8 Production: Nonfiction Picture Books

Betsy Bird at A Fuse #8 Production: Science & Nature Books

Carrie Gelson at There’s a Book for That

Michele Knott at Mrs. Knott’s Book Nook

My favorite STEM titles

 

Cybils: Elementary/Middle GradeNonfiction Finalists

Cybils: Junior/Senior High Nonfiction Finalists

Nerdy Book Club: Nonfiction Picture Book

Nerdy Book Club: Long-form Nonfiction

NCTE Orbis Pictus Award

NSTA-CBC Best STEM Book

NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students


YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Award


Library Lists
Chicago Public Library Best Informational Books for Older Readers

Chicago Public Library Best Informational Books for Younger Readers

Chicago Public Library Best Teen Nonfiction

Evanston Public Library 101 Great Books for Kids
https://www.epl.org/epl-picks-101-great-books-for-kids-published-in-2017/


New York Public Library Best Books for Kids
https://www.nypl.org/books-music-dvds/recommendations/best-books/childrens

 
Review Journals
Kirkus Reviews Best Middle Grade Nonfiction of 2017
https://www.kirkusreviews.com/lists/best-middle-grade-nonfiction-of-2017/

SLJ Best Nonfiction of 2017
http://slj.com/bestof2017/nonfiction.php

And now, it’s time to look ahead to 2018. So far, it seems like we’re going to have another great year of nonfiction. Time to start reading! 
 

1 comment:

  1. Great to have these lists all in one place--thank you!

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