02 January 2010

The Cybils: 2009 short lists

I haven't been paying attention to this year's Cybils (the Children's and Young Adult Bloggers' Literary Awards), but nominations were collected last fall and the finalists were announced yesterday. Here are the lists; links are to the posts on the Cybils site, with brief descriptions of each book.

Easy Readers & Short Chapter Books: Easy Readers
Dinosaur Hunt, by David Catrow
Good Dog, Aggie, by Lori Ries
Mr. Putter & Tabby Spill the Beans, by Cynthia Rylant
Shampoodle, by Joan Holub
Watch Me Throw the Ball!, by Mo Willems

Easy Readers & Short Chapter Books: Short Chapter Books
Alice's Shooting Star, by Tim Kennemore
Bad to the Bone, by Lucy Nola
How Oliver Olson Changed the World, by Claudia Mills
Mercy Watson: Something Wonky This Way Comes, by Kate DiCamillo
Roscoe Riley Rules #7: Never Race a Runaway Pumpkin, by Katherine Applegate

Middle-Grade Fantasy & Science Fiction
11 Birthdays, by Wendy Mass
Dreamdark: Silksinger, by Laini Taylor
The Farwalker's Quest, by Joni Sensel
Odd and the Frost Giants, by Neil Gaiman
The Prince of Fenway Park, by Julianna Baggott
The Serial Garden: The Complete Armitage Family Stories, by Joan Aiken
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, by Grace Lin

Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction
Candor, by Pam Bachorz
The Demon's Lexicon, by Sarah Rees Brennan
The Dust of 100 Dogs, by A S King
Fire, by Kristin Cashore
Lips Touch, by Laini Taylor
Sacred Scars, by Kathleen Duey
Tiger Moon, by Antonia Michaelis

Fiction Picture Books
The Curious Garden, by Peter Brown
The Lion & the Mouse, by Jerry Pinkney
Jeremy Draws a Monster, by Peter McCarty
The Listeners, by Gloria Whelan
All the World, by Liz Garton Scanlon
The Book That Eats People, by John Perry
Silly Tilly, by Eileen Spinelli

Graphic Novels: Middle Grade
Creepy Crawly Crime, by Aaron Reynolds
Adventures in Cartooning: How to Turn Your Doodles Into Comics, by James Sturm
The Stonekeeper's Curse, by Kazu Kibuishi
The Secret Science Alliance and the Copycat Crook, by Eleanor Davis
Frankie Pickle and the Closet of Doom, by Eric Wight

Graphic Novels: Young Adult
The Dreamer: The Consequence of Nathan Hale, Part 1, by Lora Innes
Gunnerkrigg Court: Orientation, by Tom Siddell
Crogan's Vengeance, by Chris Schweizer
Edgar Allan Poe's Tales of Death and Dementia, by Edgar Allan Poe (illustrated by Gris Grimley)
Outlaw: The Legend of Robin Hood, by Tony Lee

Middle Grade Fiction
Captain Nobody, by Dean Pitchford
Chains, by Laurie Halse Anderson
Anything But Typical, by Nora Raleigh Baskin
Heart of a Shepherd, by Rosanne Parry
All The Broken Pieces, by Ann Burg
Operation Yes, by Sara Lewis Holmes
The Small Adventure of Popeye and Elvis, by Barbara O'Connor

Non-Fiction Middle Grade & Young Adult Books
Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice, by Phillip Hoose
The Frog Scientist, by Pamela S Turner, with photographs by Andy Comins
I Can't Keep My Own Secrets: Six-Word Memoirs by Teens Famous & Obscure, by Larry Smith
Marching For Freedom: Walk Together Children and Don't You Grow Weary, by Elizabeth Partridge
Written in Bone: Buried Lives of Jamestown and Colonial Maryland, by Sally M Walker

Non-Fiction Picture/Information Books
Mermaid Queen: The Spectacular True Story Of Annette Kellerman, Who Swam Her Way To Fame, Fortune & Swimsuit History!, by Shana Corey
The Day-Glo Brothers, by Chris Barton
Life-Size Zoo: From Tiny Rodents to Gigantic Elephants, An Actual Size Animal Encyclopedia, by Teruyuki Komiya, with photographs by Toyofumi Fukuda
14 Cows for America, by Carmen Agra Deedy
Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11, by Brian Floca
Down, Down, Down: A Journey to the Bottom of the Sea, by Steve Jenkins
Faith, by Maya Ajmera, Magde Nakassis, and Cynthia Pon for the Global Fund for Children

African Acrostics: A Word in Edgeways, by Avis Harley, with photographs by Deborah Noyes
The Bill Martin Jr Big Book of Poetry, by Bill Martin Jr and Michael Sampson
The Monsterologist: A Memoir in Rhyme, by Bobbi Katz, illustrated by Adam McCauley
Red Sings from Treetops: A Year in Colors, by Joyce Sidman, illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski
The Tree That Time Built: A Celebration of Nature, Science, and Imagination, by Mary Ann Hoberman and Linda Winston, illustrated by Barbara Fortin

Young Adult Fiction
Blue Plate Special, by Michelle D Kwasney
Carter Finally Gets It, by Brent Crawford
Cracked Up to Be, by Courtney Summers
How To Say Goodbye In Robot, by Natalie Standiford
Into the Wild Nerd Yonder, by Julie Halpern
North of Beautiful, by Justina Chen
Wintergirls, by Laurie Halse Anderson

What do you mean, Any Which Wall and Fat Cat aren't on the lists?? (But Operation Yes is! And The Dust of 100 Dogs is another excellent story.)

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