Wednesday, January 3, 2018

CYBILS Literary Award: Hatching Chicks in Room 6 is a Finalist

Happy New Year! I am back at my desk after a month away and opened my email this morning to discover (via a post on Facebook from Melissa Stewart) that Hatching Chicks in Room 6 is a finalist for the Cybils Award in the elementary/middle grade nonfiction category.
I wasn't aware of the Cybils Awards before, but they are nominated by people who blog about children's books. I am so pleased that my book is on the list!
Thanks so much to Claire Annette Noland for the nomination and to Ellen at On the Shelf 4 Kids for the excellent review:
You don’t need an egg tooth to crack this book open! Caroline Arnold’s photography documents the hands-on science happening in Jennifer Best’s kindergarten classroom. The book is organized chronologically by key days in the 21 day process of hatching chicks and once the hatching has occurred, the learning continues. The layout of the book includes full size photos and “eggs” of information. The backmatter includes online resources such as videos of different steps of the process and suggestions for further reading. Hatching Chicks in Room 6 offers an opportunity for students who might not have an incubator in their own classroom to get a close-up look at the life cycle of a chicken. Readers will scramble to get their hands on Hatching Chicks in Room 6.

Congratulations to all the Cybils finalists!

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