Steve Sheinkin

Steve Sheinkin’s books have won numerous awards, including a Newbery Honor, the Siebert Medal, and the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults. His newest title, Most Dangerous, is a finalist for the 2015 National Book Award.

A former textbook writer, Steve is now making amends by writing history books and producing cartoon strips kids and teens actually want to read. Recent titles include Bomb, The Port Chicago 50, The Notorious Benedict Arnold, Lincoln's Grave Robber.  He regularly does school visits, makes his own book trailers, and speaks about his work at conferences.

Here are the awards and recognition for Bomb:
•   Newbery Honor Book
•   National Book Awards – Finalist
•   Robert F. Sibert Award
•   YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction
•   Bank Street Best Children’s Book of the Year
•   BCCB Recommended Title
•   CCBC Choice (Univ. of WI)
•   Washington Post Best Books of the Year
•   Maine Student Book Award Master List
•   VA Jefferson Cup Winner (Older Readers)
•   Vermont Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award
•   Master List

Candace Fleming

Candace Fleming is the prolific and versatile author of more than thirty books for children.  Her nonfiction titles include The Lincolns: A Scrapbook Look At Abraham and Mary which won the 2009 Boston Globe-Horn Book award for Nonfiction; The Great and Only Barnum: the Tremendous, Stupendous Life of Showman P.T. Barnum, a 2010 Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults, and Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart, a New York Times Notable Book, and The Family Romanov.  Her newest nonfiction book, Presenting Buffalo Bill, will be published in fall, 2016.

Here are the awards and recognition for The Family Romanov:

•   Boston Globe Horn Book Award for Nonfiction
•   Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Young Adult Literature
•   NCTE Orbis Pictus Award
•   Robert F. Sibert Nonfiction Honor Book
•   YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Finalist
•   ALSC Notable Children’s Books, Older Readers, 2015 
•   Booklist Editor's Choice 2014
•   Booklist Editors Top of the List for Youth Nonfiction 2014
•   Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books Blue Ribbon 2014
•   Cybils Award in Nonfiction for Young Adults 2014
•   Horn Book Fanfare 2014
•   Huffington Post Great Kid Books for Gift-Giving 2014
•   Junior Library Guild selection
•   Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Book 2014
•   Los Angeles Times Literary Book Prize nominee 
•   New York Public Library Best Books for Teens 2014
•   Publishers Weekly Best Young Adult Books 2014
•   SCBWI Gold Kite Award for Nonfiction 
•   School Library Journal Best Book 2014
•   Wall Street Journal 2014
•   Washington Post Best Books for Kids 2014
Workshop 2A • Saturday, June 11 • 10:00 AM

Creative – Narrative – Nonfiction Research and Writing

Two award-winning authors will discuss how they research and write journalistic nonfiction including biographies. They will compare real or imagined narrative and authorized and unauthorized biographies. Learn about their sources of information and how authors are now pushing the envelope on nonfiction themes.
Presented by: Candace Fleming (Author) and Steve Sheinkin (Author)
Intensive 2 • Friday, June 10 • 1:00 PM

What Writers and Educators Can Learn from One Another

A top educator and author talk about how to write, edit, illustrate, and produce a range of NF that will help teachers, librarians, and parents deliver the recommendations today’s content-area standards ( STEM, STEAM, 3C, and NGSS). Will include summary of different categories of nonfiction writing. What are the most successful ways to use NF in the classroom? What inspires readers to choose a book? How books can be shared in the classroom.
Presented by: Candace Fleming (Author) 
and Cyndi Georgis (NCTE Orbis Pictus Committee/University of Texas at El Paso)
Workshop 3B • Saturday, June 11 • 2:00 PM

Where Do Nonfiction Book Ideas Come From?

What sparks an idea for a nonfiction book? How do you research a new idea, including finding sources of text and images? Does the idea already exist? Two award-winning authors share stories of ideas that were published and others that were ditched and why.
Presented by: Steve Sheinkin (Author) and Heather Montgomery (Author)

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