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The California Reading Association

Dedicated to Literacy for Over Fifty Years

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Reading Association

Dedicated to Literacy for Over Fifty Years

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

Submission information

2011 Winners

2010 Winners

Eureka! Gold Awards

13 Planets: The Latest View of the Solar System (2011) by David A. Aguilar; National Geographic

At the Sea Floor Café: Odd Ocean Critter Poems (2011) by Leslie Bulion and illustrated by Leslie Evans; Peachtree

Bug Shots: The Good, the Bad, and the Bugly (2011) by Alexandra Siy and Dennis Kunkel; Holiday House

Drawing From Memory (2011) by Allen Say; Scholastic

How To Cook: Delicious Dishes Perfect for Teen Cooks (2011) consultant Maggie Mayhew; DK Publishing

The Mangrove Tree: Planting Trees to Feed Families (2011) by Susan L. Roth and Cindy Trumbore; Lee & Low

My Uncle Martin’s Words for America: Martin Luther King Jr.’s Niece Tells How He Made a Difference (2011) by Angela Farris Watkins and illustrated by Eric Velasquez; Abrams

Rah, Rah, Radishes: A Vegetable Chant (2011) by April Pulley Sayre; Beach Lane Books

Eureka! Silver Honor Books

Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream (2009) by Tanya Lee Stone; Candlewick

Ben Franklin: His Wit and Wisdom from A-Z (2011) by Alan Schroeder and illustrated by John O’Brien; Holiday House

Black and White: The Confrontation of Reverend Fred L. Shuttlesworth and Eugene “Bull” Connor (2011) by Larry Dane Brimner; Calkins Creek

Bubbles Float, Bubbles Pop (Science Starts Series) (2011) by Mark Weakland; Capstone

Camping with the President (2009) by Ginger Wadsworth and illustrated by Karen Dugan; Calkins Creek

Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night (2010) by Joyce Sidman and illustrated by Rick Allen; Houghton Mifflin

Eliza’s Cherry Trees: Japan’s Gift to America (2011) by Andrea Zimmerman and illustrated by Ju Hong Chen; Pelican Press

First Garden: The White House Garden and How it Grew (2011) written and illustrated by Robbin Gourley; Clarion Books

For the Love of Music: The Remarkable Story of Maria Anno Mozart (2011) by Elizabeth Rusch and illustrated by Lou Fancher and Steve Johnson; Tricycle Press

Friends: True Stories of Extraordinary Animal Friendships (2011) by Catherine Thimmesh; Houghton Mifflin

Harry Houdini: The Legend of the World’s Greatest Escape Artist (2011) by Janice Weaver and illustrated by Chris Lane; Abrams

I Am the Book: Poems (2011) selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins and illustrated by Diego “Yayo” Herrera; Holiday House

I Feel Better with a Frog in My Throat: History’s Strangest Cures (2010) by Carlyn Beccia; Houghton Mifflin

Inkblot (2011) written and illustrated by Margaret Peot; Boyds Mills

Jim Henson: The Guy who Played with Puppets (2011) by Kathleen Krull and illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher; Random House

Jimi: Sounds like a Rainbow: A Story of the Young Jimi Hendrix (2010) by Gary Golio and illustrated by Javaka Steptoe; Clarion Books

Lend a Hand: Girl-Sized Ways of Helping Others (2011) by Apryl Lundsten; American Girl

Migrant Mother: How a Photograph Defined the Great Depression (Captured History Series) (2011) by Don Nardo; Compass Point\

Multiply on the Fly (2011) by Suzanne Slade and illustrated by Erin E. Hunter; Sylvan Dell

Nurse, Soldier, Spy: The Story of Sarah Edmonds, a Civil War Hero (2011) by Marissa Moss and illustrated by John Hendrix; Abrams

Pets (Learn to Draw Series) (2012) by Jordan McGill; AV2 Books by Weigl

Red Bird Sings: The Story of Zitkala-Sa, Native American Author, Musician, and Activist (2011) adapted by Gina Capaldi and Q. L. Pearce, illustrations by Gina Capaldi; Carolrhoda

Roots and Blues: A Celebration (2011) by Arnold Adoff and paintings by R. Gregory Christie; Clarion Books

Scarum Fair (2010) poems by Jessica Swaim and illustrated by Carol Ashley; Wordsong

Seasons (2011) by Anne Crausaz; Kane Miller

Time to Eat, Time to Sleep, Time for a Bath (3 books) (2011) by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page; Houghton Mifflin

Treasury of Greek Mythology: Classic Stories of Gods, Goddesses, Heroes and Monsters (2011) by Donna Jo Napoli and illustrations by Christina Balit; National Geographic

What Do You Believe? Religion and Faith in the World Today (2011) consultant Dr. Gavin Hyman; DK Publishing

Wheels of Change: How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom (with a few flat tires along the way) (2011) by Sue Macy; National Geographic

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$2000 "Outstanding Contributions to Literacy" award
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