These are amazing lists, and I highly recommend that you head over, check out the lists, and consider buying or checking out some of the books from your local library today. You can also read more about the short lists in the Orlando Sentinel Parenting Blog (thanks, Sandra).
As committee organizer, I would like to especially thank the MG/YA Nonfiction nominating committee for their hard work. The fabulous committee members included:
- Mindy (Propernoun.net)
- Susan Thomsen (Chicken Spaghetti)
- Vivian (HipWriterMama)
- Becky (Farm School at Home)
- KT Horning (Worth the Trip)
As a judge on the Young Adult Fiction committee, I'd also like to thank the YA nominating committee members for providing such a wonderful short list. I can't wait to get started reading these books, and discussing them with my fellow judges. Thanks to:
- Stacy DeKeyser
- Trisha (The YaYaYas)
- Anne Heidemann (Librarianne)
- Charlotte Taylor (Charlotte's Library)
- Becky Laney (Becky's Book Reviews)
- Eisha (Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast)
- Jackie Parker (Interactive Reader)
And of course, thanks to our esteemed Cybils founders and co-chairs, Anne Boles Levy and Kelly Herold, and our independent bookseller coordinator Sheila Ruth, who have both been working tirelessly behind the scenes to keep everything running smoothly. Today is a great day in Cybils-land, and I hope that all of you can find short list titles to enjoy.