Children's Literacy Round-Up: February 13
Cybils Announcement

The MG and YA Fiction Shortlists

While we're waiting for the Cybils winners to be announced, I thought that you might like to revisit the shortlists. I'm presenting the middle grade fiction and young adult fiction lists here, since those are the two categories I was involved in (as administrator for YA, and as a judge for MG). You can find the lists for the other categories here. I've included links to reviews for books that I reviewed before the Cybils process began. I have reviews coming out for most of the other titles after the announcements, and will put in updated links then.

Middle Grade Fiction

Drowned Maiden's Hair, A (my review)
written by Laura Amy Schlitz
Candlewick

Framed
written by Frank Cottrell Boyce
Harper Collins

Heat
written by Mike Lupica
Philomel 

Kiki Strike (my review)
written by Kirsten Miller
Bloomsbury 

Weedflower
written by Cynthia Kadohata
Atheneum 

Young Adult Fiction

Book Thief, The (my review)
written by Markus Zusak
Knopf Books for Young Readers

Brief Chapter in My Impossible Life, A (my review)
written by Dana Reinhardt
Wendy Lamb Books

Hattie Big Sky (my review)
written by Kirby Larson
Delacorte Books for Young Readers

Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (my review)
written by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
Knopf Books for Young Readers

Rules of Survival, The
written by Nancy Werlin
Dial

Who will the winners be? You can find out TOMORROW at the Cybils site. Stay tuned...

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