Tuesday, January 1, 2008

The Cybils Finalists!

The finalists in four of The Cybils categories have been announced! Here they are. Visit the Cybils for a brief description of each one and links to panelist reviews.


Teen/Young Adult:
Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale (Bloomsbury USA Children's Books)
Incarceron by Catherine Fisher (Hodder Children's Books (UK))
Northlander (Tales of the Borderlands)by Meg Burden (Brown Barn Books)
Repossessed by A. M. Jenkins (HarperCollins)
Skin Hunger by Kathleen Duey (Simon & Schuster/Atheneum)

Elementary/Middle Grade:
The Chaos King by Laura Ruby (HarperCollins/Eos)
Into the Wild by Sarah Beth Durst (Penguin/Razorbill)
The Land of the Silver Apples by Nancy Farmer (Simon & Schuster/Atheneum/Richard Jackson Books)
Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy (HarperCollins)
The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex (Disney/Hyperion)


Pssst! by Adam Rex (Harcourt Children's Books)
Go to Bed, Monster! by Natasha Wing (Harcourt Children's Books)
The Chicken-Chasing Queen of Lamar County By Janice N. Harrington (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
Leaves by David Ezra Stein (Putnam Juvenile)
Four Feet, Two Sandals by Karen Lynn William & Khadra Mohammad (Eerdmans Books for Young Readers)
Knuffle Bunny Too by Mo Willems (Hyperion)
The Incredible Book-Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers (Philomel)

Animal Poems by Valerie Worth (Farrar, Strauss & Giroux)
Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!: Voices from a Medieval Village by Laura Amy Schlitz (Candlewick Press)
Here's a Little Poem: A Very First Book of Poetry edited by Jane Yolen
(Candlewick Press)
Poems in Black and White written and illustrated by Kate Miller (Front Street/Boyds Mills Press)
This is Just to Say: Poems of Apology and Forgiveness by Joyce Sidman (Houghton Mifflin)
Twist: Yoga Poems by Janet S. Wong (Margaret K. McElderry Books)
Your Own, Sylvia: A Verse Portrait of Sylvia Plath by Stephanie Hemphill
(Random House Children's Books)

A Crooked Kind of Perfect by Linda Urban (Harcourt)
Cracker: The Best Dog In Vietnam by Cynthia Kadohata (Atheneum)
Emma Jean Lazarus Fell Out of a Tree by Lauren Tarshis (Dial)
Leap of Faith by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley (Dial)
Leepike Ridge by Nathan D. Wilson (Random House)
Louisiana's Song by Kerry Madden (Viking)
Miss Spitfire by Sarah Miller (Atheneum)
Wild Girls by Pat Murphy (Viking)

Wow! What a great list. I haven't read many of these, but Four Feet, Two Sandalssounds right up my ally.

Thanks to all of the panelists for their hard work. They had so many books to review, and I'm sure it wasn't easy narrowing it down.

The rest of the finalists will be announced by January 7th, and winners will be announced on February 14th!

Do you have any favorites?


  1. Sabrina,
    I haven't read The Chaos King but have heard great things about it.