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LARC Mocks: 2016 Non-Fiction

Working list of starred reviews to be considered for the Mock Caldecott and Newbery Award

Non-fiction

Please alpha by author. If title is already on the list, please add abbreviation and date to it. (PW = Publishers Weekly, SLJ = School Library Journal, HB = Horn Book, Kirkus = K, Booklist = BL The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books = BCCB (feel free to add other journal titles and abbreviations)

 

Argueta, Jorge. Somos como las nubes/We Are like the Clouds. BL 9/1/16

Atkins, Jeannine. Finding Wonders: Three Girls Who Changed Science BCCB 05-06/16

Bacher, Lindsay. Alia Muhammad Baker: Saving a Library from War. BL 4/1/16

Bang, Molly & Chisholm. Rivers of Sunlight: How the Sun Moves Water Around the Earth. BL 11/15/16

Banyard, Antonia. Water Wow! A Visual Exploration K 3/3/16

Barakat, Ibtisam.  Balcony on the Moon  K 7/15/16

Barton, Chris.  Whoosh!  Lonnie Johnson's Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions K 3/17/16

Bajtlik, Jan Alphadoodler: The Activity Book That Brings Letters to Life. PW 5/23/16

Becker, Helaine  Worms for Breakfast: How to Feed a Zoo  K 2/1/16

Berne, Emma Carlson. What a Kick: How an Clutch Win Propelled Women's Soccer. BL 5/1/16

Bower, Tamara  The Mummy Makers of Egypt  SLJ 4/16

Bowman, Donna Janell. Step Right Up: How Doc and Jim Key Taught the World about Kindness. BL 9/1/16

Bryan, Ashley Freedom over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life  SLJ 9/16, HB 11-12/16

Bryant, Jen  Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille  BCCB 7-8/16, SLJ 9/16

Burgan, Michael. Miracle on Ice: How a Stunning Upset United a Country. BL 5/1/16

Burleigh, Robert  Solving the Puzzle Under the Sea  K 10/1/15

Carlson, Laurie. Knit, Hook and Spin: A kid's Activity Guide to Fiber Arts and Crafts. BL 5/15/16

Chikamatsu, Annie Somewhere Among K 3/3/16

Chin, Jason. Grand Canyon. BL 11/15/16

Cinami, Carolyn. The Sun and the Moon. BL 9/1/5/16

Corey, Shana. The Secret Subway. PW 1/4/16, BCCB 4/16

Coy, John. Their Great Gift: Courage, Sacrifice and Hope in a New Land. PW 12/7/15

Croll, Jennifer.  Bad Girls of Fashion Style Rebels Through the Ages  K 6/1/16

Cuevas, Michelle  The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles SLJ 6/16

Dagg, Anne Innis. 5 Giraffes. BL 1/2/15/16

Dahl, Roald.  Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary K 8/1/16

Delacre, Lulu. Olinguito, de la A a la Z/ Olinguiti, from A to Z Descubriendo el bosque nublado / Unveiling the Cloud Forest. BL 3/15/16

Drummond, Allan Green City: How One Community Survived a Tornado SLJ 1/16, HB 1-2/16

Eamer, Claire  Inside Your Insides: A Guide to the Microbes that Call You Home  SLJ 7/16

Fardon, John. Stickmen's Guide to Watercraft. BL 4/1/16

Farrell, Mary Cronk. Fannie Never Flinched: One Woman's Courage in the Struggle for American Labor Union Rights. PW 9/12/16, BL 10/15/16

Fleischer, Jeff.  Votes of Confidence A Young Person's Guide to American Elections  K 3/17/16

Fleming, Candace.  Giant Squid. PW 6/20/16, SLJ 8/16, HB 9-10/16

Fleming, Candace. Presenting Buffalo Bill: The Man Who Invented the WiId West. HB 9-10/16, BCCB 10/16

Fleischman, Paul. First Light, FIrst Life: A Worldwide Creation Story. BL 8/16

Fogliano, Julie  When Green Becomes Tomatoes: Poems for All Seasons  K 1/15/16, SLJ 3/16

Ford, Gilbert. The Marvelous Thing that Came from a Spring: The Accidental Invention of the Toy the Swept the Nation. PW 7/11/16

Freedman, Russell. We Will Not Be Silent: The White Rose Student Resistance that Defied Adolf Hitler. PW 2/8/16, K 2/1/16,
                                                                                                                                                              BCCB 4/16

Freedman, Russell.  Vietnam A History of the War  K 8/1/16

Frost, Helen  Among a Thousand Fireflies  SLJ 3/16 

Gerstein, Mordicai  I Am Pan  SLJ 3/16, HB 05-06/16

Gianferrari, Maria  Coyote Moon  SLJ 7/16

Giff, Patricia Reilly.  Writing With Rosie You Can Write a Story Too  K 7/1/16

Gillingham, Sara  Alpha, Bravo, Charlie: The Complete Book of Nautical Codes  SLJ 8/16, BL 9/1/16

Goddu, Krystyna Poray. A Girl Called Vincent: The Life of Poet Edna St. Vincent Millay. BL 3/15/16

Goldsmith, Connie  The Ebola Epidemic: The Fight, the Future  K 11/1/15

Goldstein, Margaret J. Legalizing Marijuana: Promises and Pitfalls K 8/15/16

Goodman, Susan  The First Step: How One Girl Put Segregration on Trial  SLJ 1/16

Grady, Cynthia Like a Bird: The Art of the American Slave Song SLJ 9/16

Grande, Reyna. The Distance Between Us: Young Reader's Edition. BL 9/1/7

Gravel, Elise.  The Great Antonio  K 8/1/16

Guiberson, Brenda  The Deadliest Creature in the World SLJ 3/16

Hague, Bradley. Rise of the Lioness: Restoring a Habitat and Its Pride on the Liuwa Plains. BL 6/1/16

Hegbrook, Thomas Storyworlds: Nature  SLJ 8/16

Henson, Heather.  Lift Your Light A Little Higher  K 7/15/16

Herrington, Lisa. Remarkable Reptiles. BL 4/1/16

Higginbotham, Anastasia. Death is Stupid. PW 2/22/16

Hirsch, Rebecca. Plants Can't Sit Still. BL 7/16

Hoge, Robert. Ugly. PW 6/20/16

Hood, Susan. Ada's Violin: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay. PW 3/7/16, SLJ 4/16

Hooks, Gwendolyn. Tiny Stitches: The Life of Medical Pioneer Vivien Thomas. BL 5/1/16

Hopkinson, Deborah.  Dive!  World War II Stories of Sailors and Submarines  K 7/1/16, BL 6/1/16, HB 9-10/16

Jakobsen, Kathy. My Washington, D.C. BL 8/1/16

Jarrow, Gail. Bubonic Panic. K 2/15/16, PW 5/23/16

Jenkins, Steve. Animals by the Numbers. BL 10/1/16

Johnson, Rebecca  Masters of Disguise  K 1/1/16

Kanefield, Teri  The Extraordinary Suzy Wright: A Colonial Woman on the Frontier  K 1/15/16

Kaneko, Misuzu. Are You an Echo? The Lost Poetry of Misuzu Kaneko. BL 10/1/16

Kindersley Publishing  The Bee Book  SLJ 4/16

Lang, Heather. Fearless Flyer: Ruth Law and Her Flying Machine. BL 1/15/16

Levy, Debbie  I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark  SLJ 7/16, BL 6/1/16

Lewis, John.  March Book Three  K 7/15/16, HB 9-10/16

Limentani, Alison. How Much Does a Ladybug Weigh? BL 4/1/16

London, Jonathan  Otters Love to Play  SLJ 1/16

Lourie, Peter. Jack London and the Klondike Gold Rush. BL 11/15/16

Lowry, Lois.  Looking Back A Book of Memories  K 7/1/16

Lustedm, Marcia Amidon. The US Constitution. BL 10/1/16

Macaulay, David.  The Way Things Work Now  K 8/1/16

Macy, Sue. Mia Mary Reporting: The True Story of Sportswriter Mary Garber. PW 12/14/15

Manley, Curtis The Summer Nick Taught His Cats to Read  SLJ 6/16

Mann, Charles 1493 for Young People: From Columbus's Voyage to Globalization  SLJ 1/16

Markle, Sandra.  The Great Leopard Rescue Saving the Amur Leopards  K 8/1/16

Marrin, Albert.  Uprooted The Japanese American Experience During World War II  K 8/1/16

McCarthy, Meghan. The Wildest Race Ever: The Story of the 1904 Olympic Marathon BCCB 2/16

McCloskey, Kevin. The Real Poop on Pigeons! PW 2/22/16

McCormick, Patricia. The Plot to Kill Hitler: Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Spy, Unlikely Hero. PW 6/13/16

McCully, Emily Arnold. Clara: The (Mostly) True Story of the Rhinoceros who Dazzled Kings, Inspired Artists, and Won the Hearts of Everyone... While She Ate Her Way Up and Down a Continent. PW 3/7/14, BL 5/1/16

Medina. Juana. ABC Pasta. BL 12/15/16

Mizielinski, Alexandra. Under Water, Under Earth. BL 12/1/6

Montgomery, Sy.  The Great White Shark Scientist  K 3/17/16, BL 5/1/16

Mortensen, Lori.  Cowpoke Clyde Rides the Range  K 3/17/16

Moss, Marissa  America's Tea Parties: Not One but Four! Boston, Charleston, New York, Philadelphia  K 2/1/16

Murray, Laura. The 9/11 Attacks. BL 10/1/16

Myers, Walter Dean. Frederick Douglas: The Lion Who Wrote History. BL 10/15/16

Napoli, Donna Jo.  Tales from the Arabian Nights Stories of Adventure, Magic, Love, and Betrayal K 9/15/16

Nesbitt, Kenn. One Minute Till Bedtime: 60-Second Poems to Send You Off to Sleep K 10/15/16

Nicholson, Dorinda.  The School the Aztec Eagles Bulit  K 7/15/16

Novesky, Amy. Cloth Lullaby: The Woven Life of Louise Bourgeois. BL 3/1/16, K 3/17/16, HB 05-06/16

O'Connell, Caitlin  Bridge to the Wild: Behind the Scenes at the Zoo  SLJ 4/16

O'Conner, George  Apollo: The Brilliant One SLJ 4/16

Ohora, Zachariah  The Not So Quiet Library SLJ 6/16

Olien, Jessica  The Blobfish Book  SLJ 5/16

Olson, Tod.  Lost in the Pacific, 1942 Not a Drop to Drink  K 8/1/16

Orgill, Roxane. Jazz Day: The Making of a Famous Photograph. PW 1/4/16, K 1/15/16, HB 3-4/16, BCCB 4/16

Orr, Tamra. The Statue of Liberty: Introducing Primary Sources. BL 4/1/16

Osborne, LInda This Land is Our Land: A History of American Immigration  SLJ 3/16

Pinkney, Andrea Davis.  A Poem for Peter: The Story of Ezra Jack Keats and the Creation of the Snowy Day  K 9/15/16, BL 10/1/16

Raczka, Bob  Wet Cement: A Mix of Concrete and Poems  K 1/1/16, BCCB 3/16, HB 05-06/16

Reef, Catherine. Florence Nightingale: The Courageous Life of the Legendary Nurse K 8/15/16

Rockliff, Mara. Anything But Ordinary Addie: The True Story of Adelaide Herrmann, Queen of Magic. 1/25/16, BL 2/15/16

Rockliff, Mara  Around America To Win the Vote: Two Suffragettes, a Kitten,and 10,000 Miles  SLJ 7/16

Roth, Susan  Prairie Dog Song: The Key to Saving North America's Grasslands  K 1/1/16, SLJ 4/16

Rotner, Shelly. Grow! Raise! Catch! How We Get Our Food. BL 10/1/16

Rubin, Susan Goldman. Brown V. Board of Education: A Fight for Simple Justice K 8/15/16

Sayre, April Pulley  Best in Snow  SLJ 9/16, BL 9/15/16

Sayre, Alice Pulley. Squirrels Leap, Squirrels Sleep. PW 10/3/16

Shannon, David  Duck on a Tractor  SLJ 6/16

Silvey, Anita. Let Your Voice by Heard: The Life and Times of Pete Seeger. BL 6/1/16

Singer, Marilyn  Echo Echo: Reverso Poema About Greek Myths  SLJ 1/16

Slade, Suzanne  The Music in George's Head: George Gershwin Creates Rhapsody in Blue  SLJ 7/16, K 7/1/16, BL 6/1/16

Smith, Kelly. How Hot is Lava? BL 3/15/16

Stanley, Diane. Ada Lovelace, Poet of Science. The First Computer Programmer. BL 6/1/16

Steptoe, Javaka  Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Boasquiat SLJ 8/16, HB 11-12/16

Sutcliffe, Jane Will's Words: How William Shakespeare Change the Way You Talk  SLJ 3/16

Sweet, Melissa. Some Writer! The Story of E.B. White. PW 7/18/16, K 7/15/16, SLJ 9/16, BL 6/1/16, HB 9-10/16, BCCB 11/16

Thornhill, Jan. The Tragic Tale of the Great Auk K 8/15/16, BCCB 11/16, BL 10/1/16

Tonatiuh, Duncan The Princess and the Warrior: A Tale of Two Volcanoes  SLJ 9/16, HB 9-10/16

Turner, Pamela  Samurai Rising: The Epic Life of Minamoto Yoshitsune  K 11/15/15

Turner, Pamela  Crow Smarts: Inside the Brain of the World's Brightest Bird  SLJ 8/16, HB 11-12/16

Vermond, Kira  Half-Truths and Brazen LIes: An Honest Look at Lying  K 1/15/16

Wallace, Rich.  Blood Brothers Johnathan Daniels and His Sacrifice for Civil Rights  K 6/20/16

Weatherford, Carole Boston. The Legendary Miss Lena Horne. BL 12/15/16

Weatherford, Carole Boston. You Can Fly The Tuskegee Airmen. K 2/15/16

Williams, Dave and Loredana.  To Burp or Not to Burp A Guide to Your Body in Space  K 8/1/16

Winter, Jonah. My Name Is James Madison Hemings  BCCB 11/16

Winter, Jonah. The Secret Project. BL 12/1/16

Winter, Jonah. You Never Heard of Casey Stengel?! PW 12/14/15, SLJ 1/16

Wood, Amanda & Mike Jolley. Natural World: A Visual Compendium of Wonders from Nature. PW 6/20/16

Wood, Susan Esquivel!: Space-Age Sound Artist  SLJ 9/16

Zoehfeld, Kathleen Weidner. How Deep is the Ocean? BL 9/15/16

Zommer, Yuval. The Big Book of Bugs. BL 5/15/16