Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Orbis Pictus Awards Announced!

Read the official press release

The Award Winner: Quest for the Tree Kangaroo by Sy Montgomery
In Quest for the Tree Kangaroo, Montgomery and Bishop continue their outstanding collaboration to introduce readers to scientists at work. They document their participation in an expedition to the rugged and remote cloud forest of Papua New Guinea in search of the elusive and fascinating Matschie's tree kangaroo. Biologist Lisa Dabek heads a team of scientists from around the world who work with local guides to locate the creatures and fit them with radio collars to learn more about them. Montgomery describes both the hardships and exhilaration of the expedition while Bishop's photographs capture the expedition in splendid detail. The Quest for the Tree Kangaroo has also been a SLJ Best Books of 2006, a Booklist Editors’ Choice 2006, a Robert F. Sibert Honor Book 2007, and an ALA Notable Children’s Books 2007.

The Honor Books:
Gregor Mendel: The Friar Who Grew Peas by Cheryl Bardoe
Freedom Walkers by Russell Freedman
John Muir: America's First Environmentalist by Kathryn Lasky
Something Out of Nothing: Marie Curie and Radium by Carla Killough McClafferty
Team Moon by Catherine Thimmesh

Team Moon has also been honored by being a Kirkus Reviews Best Books 2006, a Cybils Finalist in Nonfiction, a Robert F. Sibert Award 2007, an ALA Notable Children’s Books 2007, and a BBYA (Best Book for Young Adults) 2007. Freedom Walkers in addition to being named an Orbis Pictus Honor book has also been chosen for Librarians’ Choices 2006, SLJ Best Books of 2006, Kirkus Reviews Best Books 2006, Horn Book Fanfare 2006, Cybils Finalist in Nonfiction, Notable Children’s Books 2007, BBYA 2007. Something Out of Nothing was also a BBYA 2007. Gregor Mendel also appeared as an ALA Notable Children's Book 2007.

Orbis Pictus Recommended Reads:
  • An Egg is Quiet by Diana Aston
  • Freedom Riders by Ann Bausum
  • Owen and Mzee by Isabella Hatkoff
  • Onward: A Photobiography of African-American Polar Explorer Matthew Henson by Delores Johnson
  • Rescues by Sandra Markle
  • Saving the Buffalo by Albert Marrin
  • The Cat with the Yellow Star: Coming of Age in Terezin by Susan Goldman Rubin and Ela Wiessberger
  • Construction Zone by Cheryl Willis Hudson, photographs by Richard Sobol

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