Chris at Bartography has eloquently reviewed the work of the Nonfiction Picture Book Nomination committee. His talent as a writer shines in this post. Serving on this committee was an experience I will never forget.
There have been some years when I've looked at the various award book lists and I've pondered, "What were they thinking?" Well, now I've had an inside look at the thought, interest, work and earnest discussion that goes into this process. Folks on the Bluebonnet committee serve for three years. Whoa. I can appreciate the learning curve.
I enjoyed every aspect of it especially the insightful comments from my fellow Cybil-ers, Anastasia, Chris, Deb, and Susan.
I love every book we nominated. The judges have their work cut out for them.