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California Reading Association’s
Eureka! Nonfiction Children’s Book Award

Submission information

2012 Winners

2011 Winners

Eureka! Gold Awards

The Beetle Book (2012) by Steve Jenkins; Houghton Mifflin [all ages]

BookSpeak!: Poems about Books (2011) by Laura Purdie Salas and illustrated by Josee Bisaillon; Clarion Books [all ages]

National Parks: A Kid’s Guide to America’s Parks, Monuments, and Landmarks (2012) by Erin McHugh and art by Neal Aspinall, Doug Leen, and Brian Maebius; Black Dog and Leventhal Publishers [grades 4 and up]

The Pregnancy Project: A Memoir (2012) by Gaby Rodriguez with Jenna Glatzer; Simon & Schuster [high school and up]

Star Wars Origami: 36 Amazing Paper-folding Projects from a Galaxy Far, Far Away (2012) by Chris Alexander; Workman Publishing [grades 3 and up]

We’ve Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children’s March (2012) by Cynthia Levinson; Peachtree [grades 5 and up]

Words Set Me Free: The Story of Young Frederick Douglass (2012) by Lesa Cline-Ransome and illustrated by James E. Ransome; Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers [grades 2-6]

Eureka! Silver Honor Books

100 People Who Made History: Meet the People Who Shaped the Modern World (2012) written by Ben Gilliland; DK Publishing [grades 3 and up]

The Book of Perfectly Perilous Math: 24 Death-Defying Challenges for Young Mathematicians (2012) by Sean Connolly; Workman Publishing [grades 4 and up]

Dare to Dream…Change the World (2012) edited by Jill Corcoran and illustrated by J. Beth Jepson; Kane Miller Publishing [all ages]

Design Dossier: Architecture for Kids (2011) by Pamela Pease; Paintbox Press [grades 5 and up]

Dolphins in the Navy (2012) by Meish Goldish; Bearport Publishing [grades 3-6]

Hanging Off Jefferson’s Nose: Growing up on Mount Rushmore (2012) by Tina Nichols Coury and illustrated by Sally Wern Comport; Dial Books for Young Readers [grades 3-8]

Just Behave, Pablo Picasso! (2012) by Jonah Winter and illustrated by Kevin Hawkes; Arthur A Levine Books [grades 2-8]

Life As We Know It: Putting the Buzz Back into Biology! (2012) by Robert Winston; DK Publishing [grades 4 and up]

Mary Tudor “Bloody Mary” (2011) by Gretchen Maurer and illustrated by Peter Malone; Goosebottom Books [grades 4-8]

My Art Book Animals: Amazing Animal Art Projects Inspired by Masterpieces (2012) designed by Gemma Fletcher, Rosie Levine, and Lauren Rosier; DK Publishing [all ages]

My Yosemite: A Guide for Young Adventurers (2012) by Mike Graf and illustrations by Annette Filice; Yosemite Conservancy [grades 5 and up]

Slumber Wonders: Make All your Slumber Party Dreams Come True (2012) by Aubre Andrus and illustrated by Stacy Peterson; American Girl Publishing [grades 5-8]

Stars in the Shadows: The Negro League All-Star Game of 1934 (2012) by Charles R. Smith, Jr. and illustrated by Frank Morrison; Atheneum Books for Young Readers [grades 3-7]

T is for Titanic: A Titanic Alphabet (2011) written by Debbie & Michael Shoulders and illustrated by Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen; Sleeping Bear Press [all ages]

Titanic: Voices from the Disaster (2012) by Deborah Hopkinson; Scholastic Press [grades 5 and up]

The World in Your Lunch Box: The Wacky History and Weird Science of Everyday Foods (2012) by Claire Eamer and artwork by Sa Boothroyd; Annick Press [grades 4 and up]

Write On, Mercy!: The Secret Life of Mercy Otis Warren (2012) by Gretchen Woelfle and illustrated by Alexandra Wallner; Calkins Creek [grades 3-7]

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