Next Monday is a big day in children’s literature. The winners of the American Library Association’s Youth Media Awards will be announced. So today seems like a good time to look back at some of the highly-regarded titles published last year.
There’s no doubt about it. 2020 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
Sibert Smackdown! (picture books)
Showdown! (MG science titles)
AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize Finalists
Booklist Editor’s Choice Books for Youth
(Would you believe nonfiction is first on this list? Hooray!)
Horn Book Fanfare 2020
(Scroll to bottom for nonfiction.)
Now it’s time to look ahead to 2021. So far, it seems like we’re going to have another great year of nonfiction. Time to start reading!