Book Talk SCBWI Nationals 2011

I’m starting to recover from Nationals…It was a really great conference this year,with almost too much information. As I did last year, I made a list of books that speakers and others talked about during the various sessions. If I had notes about why these books were pointed out, I included them. In no particular order, here are the books:

When Marian Sang: The True Recital of Marian Anderson – excellent non-fiction

The Voice That Challenged a Nation – also on Marian Anderson, a similar topic but told in different way from “When Marian Sang” Compare the two styles.

You Are My Cupcake by Joyce Wan – from the general buzz from multiple people. Simple elegant boardbook, simple effective ending.

A Place for Butterflies

Quest for the Tree Kangaroo – MG non fiction, shows a bigger topic. Note how photos and design reflect the bigger topic

A Rainbow of Animals – example of trade mass market non fiction. (Note yellow animals, green animals, etc)

I’ll Be There” by Holly Goldberg Sloan

The Fault in Our Stars – much anticipated new book by John Green

The Disenchantments by La Cour(?) – not released yet, but highly anticipated

Stars  by Mary Lyn Ray – note tall layout

General Dr Seuss apps in itunes store by Oceanhouse Media. Focus on education and learning, not so much on pure entertainment

Song of the Magdalene

Alligator Bayou

Stitches – graphic novel autobiography of David Small

Caps for Sale – PB

No David!

I Am Papa Snap

We Are the Ship

Hole in my Life

Frog and Toad – early reader

George and Martha – early reader

The Phantom Tollbooth – Norton Juster

The Watsons Go to Birmingham

ModelLand – Tyra Banks’ YA novel

A Year Down Yonder

Ghosts I Have Been

Hatchet 20th Anniversary Edition





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