23 January 2007

The Cybils: 2006 finalists

Back in November I mentioned the Children's and YA Bloggers' Literary Awards (Cybils). As promised, the short lists for last year have been determined, and the judging committees are now working on deciding on the winners. No definite date yet for when said winners will be announced.

The finalists (five in each category) are:

Fiction Picture Books:
Emily’s Balloon, by Komako Sakai
Learning to Fly, by Sebastian Meschenmoser
Scaredy Squirrel, by Melanie Watt
Waiting for Gregory, by Kimberly Willis Holt; illustrated by Gabi Swiatkowska
Wolves, by Emily Gravett

Non-Fiction Picture Books:
3-D ABC: A Sculptural Alphabet, by Bob Raczka
Aliens Are Coming!: The True Account Of The 1938 War Of The Worlds Radio Broadcast, by Meghan McCarthy
An Egg Is Quiet, by Dianna Aston; illustrated by Sylvia Long
An Island Grows, by Lola M. Schaefer; illustrated by Cathie Felstead
Little Lost Bat, by Sandra Markle; illustrated by Alan Marks

Middle Grade Fiction:
A Drowned Maiden's Hair, by Laura Amy Schlitz
Framed, Frank Cottrell Boyce
Heat, by Mike Lupica
Kiki Strike, by Kirsten Miller
Weedflower, by Cynthia Kadohata

Young Adult Fiction:
The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak
A Brief Chapter in My Impossible Life, by Dana Reinhardt
Hattie Big Sky, by Kirby Larson
Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
The Rules of Survival, by Nancy Werlin

Fantasy and Science Fiction:
Ptolemy's Gate, by Jonathan Stroud
Silver City, by Cliff McNish
Beka Cooper: Terrier, by Tamora Pierce
The Last Dragon, by Silvana de Mari
Pucker, by Melanie Gideon

Graphic Novels (12 and under):
Amelia Rules, vol 3: Superheroes, by Jimmy Gownley
Babymouse: Beach Babe, by Jennifer Holm and Matt Holm
The Baby-Sitters Club: Kristy's Great Idea, by Ann Martin and Rina Telgemeier
Kat and Mouse, by Alex De Campi; pictures by Federica Manfredi
To Dance: A Ballerina's Graphic Novel, by Siena Siegel and Mark Siegl

Graphic Novels (13 and up):
American Born Chinese, by Gene Yang
Castle Waiting, by Linda Medley
Dramacon, vol 2, by Svetlana Chmakova
Flight, vol 3, by Kazu Kibuishi, et al
La Perdida, by Jessica Abel

Butterfly Eyes and Other Secrets of the Meadow, by Joyce Sidman; illustrated by Beth Krommes
Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich, by Adam Rex
Handsprings, by Douglas Florian
Jazz, by Walter Dean Myers; illustrated by Christopher Myers
Tour America: A Journey Through Poems and Art, by Diane Siebert; illustrated by Stephen T. Johnson

Non-Fiction (Middle Grade and YA):
Escape!, by Sid Fleischman
Freedom Walkers, by Russell Freedman
Immersed in Verse, by Alan Wolf
Isaac Newton, by Kathleen Krull; illustrated by Boris Kulikov
Team Moon, by Catherine Thimmesh

There are several books on these lists I'm going to be looking for....

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