I'm pleased to report that this year's Cybils shortlists are going to be, yet again, a wonderful resource for children's and young adult literature fans of all ages. Most of the lists are in, and they'll be made public on Friday morning, New Year's Day, at 6:00 am US Mountain Time. Shortlists of five to seven titles will be available in each of the following sub-categories:
- Easy Readers
- Short Chapter Books
- Fantasy & Science Fiction for Middle Grade Readers
- Fantasy & Science Fiction for Young Adults
- Fiction Picture Books
- Graphic Novels for Middle Grade Readers
- Graphic Novels for Young Adults
- Middle Grade Fiction
- Non-Fiction Picture Books
- Non-Fiction: Middle Grade & Young Adult
- Young Adult Fiction
I promise. These lists are great! So, stay tuned... The lists (with short blurbs for each book) will be published on the Cybils blog. For a bit more about hints and changes for this year, see also this post by Anne Levy.
New Year's Day is always cause for celebration. The fact that the Cybils shortlists are available that day, too, well, it's almost too much celebratory goodness for one day. But not quite!
Happy New Year!!