Taking Off for a Few Days
The Top 5 in YA Fiction

Cybils YA Fiction Shortlist is Complete

I'm happy to report that the tireless young adult fiction nominating committee (Sara, TadMack, Jackie, Little Willow, and Mindy) has made their selections, narrowing the list from 79 amazing choices to a top-notch top five. Tune in on New Year's Day at the Cybils website to see the list, along with the lists from the other categories.

As for me, I've had very limited internet access this week, but I have read a couple of books that I'll tell you about when I return. I've also been fortunate to give books as gifts to lots of kids this week, and to see their reactions. Happy Birthday Coco, Christmas for a Kitten, Gilda Joyce, Psychic Investigator, and Crazy Cars were all big hits.

I'll be back after New Year's with more news for you. Happy New Year to all!