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Top 20 Non-Fiction Books from 1980-2013

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1980-2013 | 1950-1979 | Before 1950 | All Time


Category: Picture Books | Fiction and Poetry | Non-Fiction | All

[An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793]
An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793
[Black Potatoes: The Story of the Great Irish Famine, 1845-1850]
Black Potatoes: The Story of the Great Irish Famine, 1845-1850
[Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream]
Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream
[Electric Ben: The Amazing Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin]
Electric Ben: The Amazing Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin
[Abigail Adams: Witness to a Revolution]
Abigail Adams: Witness to a Revolution
[Balloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade]
Balloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade
[Bomb: The Race to Build--and Steal--the World's Most Dangerous Weapon]
Bomb: The Race to Build--and Steal--the World's Most Dangerous Weapon
[Children of The Great Depression]
Children of The Great Depression
[Commodore Perry In the Land of the Shogun]
Commodore Perry In the Land of the Shogun
[Eleanor Roosevelt: A Life of Discovery]
Eleanor Roosevelt: A Life of Discovery
[The Great Little Madison]
The Great Little Madison
[Sir Walter Ralegh and the Quest for El Dorado]
Sir Walter Ralegh and the Quest for El Dorado
[This Land was Made for You and Me: The Life and Songs of Woody Guthrie]
This Land was Made for You and Me: The Life and Songs of Woody Guthrie
[The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain]
The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain
[Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart]
Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart
[Ballet for Martha: Making Appalachian Spring]
Ballet for Martha: Making Appalachian Spring
[A Drop of Water: A Book of Science and Wonder]
A Drop of Water: A Book of Science and Wonder
[The Great Fire]
The Great Fire
[Kids at Work: Lewis Hine and the Crusade Against Child Labor]
Kids at Work: Lewis Hine and the Crusade Against Child Labor
[Leonardo da Vinci]
Leonardo da Vinci

Top 10 Authors from 1980-2013

  • Russell Freedman
    (25 nominations, 11 wins)
  • Kevin Henkes
    (13 nominations, 2 wins)
  • Mo Willems
    (12 nominations, 2 wins)
  • Jim Murphy
    (11 nominations, 7 wins)
  • Walter Dean Myers
    (11 nominations, 1 win)
  • James Cross Giblin
    (9 nominations, 4 wins)
  • Cynthia Rylant
    (8 nominations, 4 wins)
  • Peter Sis
    (8 nominations, 3 wins)
  • Vera B. Williams
    (8 nominations, 3 wins)
  • Jacqueline Woodson
    (8 nominations, 1 win)
  • Top 10 Illustrators from 1980-2013

  • Jerry Pinkney
    (11 nominations, 3 wins)
  • Mo Willems
    (11 nominations, 2 wins)
  • Kevin Henkes
    (10 nominations, 2 wins)
  • Peter Sis
    (9 nominations, 3 wins)
  • Melissa Sweet
    (8 nominations, 4 wins)
  • Molly Bang
    (8 nominations, 2 wins)
  • Chris Van Allsburg
    (7 nominations, 3 wins)
  • Ed Young
    (6 nominations, 4 wins)
  • Nic Bishop
    (6 nominations, 3 wins)
  • Trina Schart Hyman
    (6 nominations, 3 wins)
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