29 November 2006

The Cybils: 2006 long lists

Last month I mentioned the Cybils - the new Children's and YA Bloggers' Literary Awards, for the best English-language children's and young-adult books of 2006.

Nominations (which were open to anyone who wanted to participate) closed last week. Now the nominating committees are reading the books; they have until the end of December to narrow the choices down to five books per category. The short lists will be announced on 1 Jan 07, after which the judging committees will select the winners. The date for announcing the winners hasn't been promulgated yet, but it will probably be in early February.

Here are the long lists:

Fiction Picture Books: 111 books
Non-Fiction Picture Books: 40 books
Middle Grade Fiction: 63 books
Young Adult Fiction: 80 books
Fantasy and Science Fiction: 87 books
Graphic Novels: 35 books*
Poetry: 26 books
Non-Fiction (Middle Grade and YA): 37 books

I've already added a few titles to my Amazon wish list....

* Due to the extreme variation in the books nominated for this category, there will actually be two awards: Graphic Novel (12 and Under) and Graphic Novel (13 and Up).

1 comment:

Jen Robinson said...

Thanks for publicizing the lists!!