Pick a topic. It can be anything, as long as it's something kids want to know about: biography, history, biology, astronomy, gastronomy... whatever. Then write about it. Maybe in the form of a story, or a scrapbook, or just some really engaging prose. Just make sure it says something true, something surprising, in a way that hasn't been said before.
Now, here's the crucial step: add some images. Paintings, drawings, photos, pop-ups... nothing superfluous, mind you. The illustrations have to support the text, and give it life - not drown it. Oh, don't forget the cover appeal - something that screams "Me! Pick me! Read me next!" to young shelf-browsers.
There you have it - a recipe for a great non-fiction picture book. And that's what we're looking for: the very best of the best. Have you seen any this year that have it all? Informative? Attractive? Insightful? Awesome? Then nominate your favorite in the comments below.
--Eisha Prather, organizer
Please leave your nomination -- including author and title -- in the comments below.