Wednesday, January 5, 2011

The Cybil Awards Finalists Were Announced! Check Out the Short Lists

It's the fifth year of the Cybils (the Children's and Young Adult Bloggers' Literary Awards) and the first round judging recently wound up. After considering tons of nominated books, blogger/judges in all 11 categories have released their short lists and it's onto the final round judges (myself included) to choose the winning books. And rest assured, it won't be easy.

Check out these links to read about the books chosen as finalists for each category:

If you'd like to learn more about how the Cybils work, click here for an FAQ. And I offer kudos to the first-round judges for their hard work and deliberation in choosing the cream of the crop, and congratulations to the finalists for your terrific work.

The award winners will be announced, with much book love, on Valentine's Day.

Now I better get back to reading...


Pen and Ink said...

An interesting mix. I was surprised by by the fact that the majority of Mid grade fantasy was aimed at boys and by the fact that two of the ones with girl heroines, featured the girl as an engineer. Goes to show that when an idea enters the universe, a lot of people can pick it up at the same time.
This was further brought home to me when God stole the idea from Lupe's book Medicine Boy this week when 4000 birds fell out of trees on Beebe, Arkansas on New Tears Eve. It is probably a coincidence that Lupe used a description from that book on our blog this week

Pen and Ink said...

That dude on Pen & Ink must be like psychic or something.
Bird Beware