Wednesday Afternoon Visits: New Year's Eve Edition
Bats at the Library: Brian Lies

Cybils Shortlists Are Up! Happy New Year!

CybilsLogoSmall The shortlists for the 2008 Cybils awards have just been revealed. Here's the announcement from the Cybils blog:

Ta-da ... The Big Reveal.  We're still missing one category, which we hope to have asap.  Can I remind everyone that our panelists are the world's most fabulous book bloggers?  They had to hunt down an extraordinary number of titles on their own this year.  Blame the economy, as review copies were often hard to come by. 

A round of applause, please, as our hard-working panelists pass the baton to our judges.

Click on each genre for its short list:

Easy Readers
Fantasy & Science Fiction
Fiction Picture Books
Graphic Novels
Middle Grade Fiction
Non-Fiction MG/YA*
Non-Fiction Picture Books
Young Adult Fiction

Happy New Year, book lovers!
--Anne Levy, Editor

*We expect this list soon.  Sorry for the wait.

This year, I'm a judge in the new Easy Readers category. Here are the titles that I'll be reading:

Houndsley and Catina and the Quiet Time
written by James Howe
Candlewick Press

I Love My New Toy
written by Mo Willems

I Will Surprise My Friend!
written by Mo Willems

Maybelle Goes to Tea
written by Katie Speck
Henry Holt

Mercy Watson Thinks Like a Pig
written by Kate Dicamillo
Candlewick Press

It's a good year for Mo Willems, apparently. Click here for the book blurbs and cover images for the Easy Readers category. But do check out all of the categories - there are some great, great titles! We'll be putting together a printable document with all of the shortlists on it soon.

Thanks for your interest in the Cybils, and Happy New Year!!