03 January 2011

The Cybils: 2010 short lists

I completely missed the lead-in for the 2010 Cybils - the Children's and Young Adult Bloggers' Literary Awards - but the short lists were released the other day. Hard to believe this is the fifth year for these awards....

Click on the links below for brief descriptions of the books, and for further links to Amazon.

Easy Readers and Early Chapter Books
Easy Readers
Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa: Spring Babies, by Erica Silverman
Fly Guy Meets Fly Girl, by Tedd Arnold
National Geographic Readers: Ants, by Melissa Stewart
The Babysitters (Cork and Fuzz), by Dori Chaconas
We Are in a Book! (An Elephant and Piggie Book), by Mo Willems

Early Chapter Books
Anna Hibiscus, by Atinuke
Frankie Pickle and the Pine Run 3000, by Eric Wight
Home on the Range (Down Girl and Sit), by Lucy Nolan
Princess Posey and the First Grade Parade: Book 1, by Stephanie Greene
Zapato Power: Freddie Ramos Takes Off, by Jacqueline Jules

Fantasy & Science Fiction (Middle Grade)
The Call (The Magnificent 12), by Michael Grant
The Dead Boys, by Royce Buckingham
Dragonbreath: Attack of the Ninja Frogs, by Ursula Vernon
Fever Crumb, by Philip Reeve
Ninth Ward, by Jewell Parker Rhodes
Reckless, by Cornelia Funke
The Shadows (The Books of Elsewhere, Vol. 1), by Jacqueline West

Fantasy & Science Fiction (Young Adult)
Brain Jack, by Brian Falkner
Guardian of the Dead, by Karen Healey
Plain Kate, by Erin Bow
Pod, by Stephen Wallenfels
Rot & Ruin, by Jonathan Maberry
Ship Breaker, by Paolo Bacigalupi
The Wager, by Donna Jo Napoli

Fiction Picture Books
A Beach Tail, by Karen Lynn Williams
Chalk, by Bill Thomson
The Cow Loves Cookies, by Karma Wilson
Flora's Very Windy Day, by Jeanne Birdsall
Interrupting Chicken, by David Ezra Stein
Shark vs. Train, by Chris Barton
A Sick Day for Amos McGee, by Philip Christian Stead

Graphic Novels (Middle Grade)
Athena: Grey-Eyed Goddess (Olympians), by George O'Connor
Guinea Pig, Pet Shop Private Eye 1: Hamster and Cheese, by Colleen A F Venable
Meanwhile: Pick Any Path, by Jason Shiga
Smile, by Raina Telgemeier
The Unsinkable Walker Bean, by Aaron Renier

Graphic Novels (Young Adult)
Ghostopolis, by Doug Tennapel
Mercury, by Hope Larson
Night Owls Vol 1, by Peter Timony
Twin Spica, Volume: 01, by Kou Yaginuma
Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty, by G Neri

Middle Grade Novels
Because of Mr. Terupt, by Rob Buyea
Belly Up, by Stuart Gibbs
Betti on the High Wire, by Lisa Railsback
Crunch, by Leslie Connor
Milo: Sticky Notes and Brain Freeze, by Alan Silberberg
The Kneebone Boy, by Ellen Potter
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda, by Tom Angleberger

Nonfiction Books (Middle Grade & Young Adult)
The Dark Game: True Spy Stories, by Paul Janeczko
The Hive Detectives: Chronicle of a Honey Bee Catastrophe, by Loree Griffin Burns
Kakapo Rescue: Saving the World's Strangest Parrot, by Sy Montgomery
The Secret of the Yellow Death: A True Story of Medical Sleuthing, by Suzanne Jurmain
Spilling Ink: A Young Writer's Handbook, by Anne Mazer and Ellen Potter
Under a Red Sky: Memoir of a Childhood in Communist Romania, by Haya Leah Molnar
An Unspeakable Crime: The Prosecution and Persecution of Leo Frank, by Elaine Marie Alphin

Nonfiction Picture Books
Bones, by Steve Jenkins
Dinosaur Mountain: Digging Into the Jurassic Age, by Deborah Kogan Ray
Henry Aaron's Dream, by Matt Tavares
Pop!: The Invention of Bubble Gum, by Meghan McCarthy
Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down, by Andrea Pinkney
Skit-Scat Raggedy Cat: Ella Fitzgerald, by Roxane Orgill
The Extraordinary Mark Twain (According To Susy), by Barbara Kerley

Borrowed Names: Poems About Laura Ingalls Wilder, Madam C.J. Walker, Marie Curie, and Their Daughters, by Jeannine Atkins
Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night, by Joyce Sidman
Mirror Mirror: A Book of Reversible Verse, by Marilyn Singer
Scarum Fair, by Jessica Swaim
Sharing the Seasons: A Book of Poems, edited by Lee Bennet Hopkins
Switching on the Moon: A Very First Book of Bedtime Poems, edited by Jane Yolen and Andrew Fusek Peters
Ubiquitous: Celebrating Nature's Survivors, by Joyce Sidman

Young Adult Novels
Dirt Road Home, by Watt Key
Harmonic Feedback, by Tara Kelly
I Now Pronounce You Someone Else, by Erin McCahan
Scrawl, by Mark Shulman
Some Girls Are, by Courtney Summers
Split, by Swati Avasthi
Stolen, by Lucy Christopher

None of my favourites from last year made the cut - in fact, Belly Up is the only one of these books I've even read (though Fever Crumb has been on my read-this list for quite a while now).

IAW established tradition, the winners will be announced on Valentine's Day.

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