Daily Archives: January 1, 2009

Cybils Finalists Announced

It’s a big day in the kitlitosphere! The finalists for the 2008 Cybils awards have been announced! Since I’m a judge for the Middle Grade Fiction category, I present first the “Fabulous Five” finalists in MG fiction:

alvinAlvin Ho– Lenore Look

diamondDiamond WillowHelen Frost

everysoulEvery Soul a Star – Wendy Mass

moonShooting the Moon – Frances O’Roark Dowell

londoneyeThe London Eye Mystery – Siobhan Dowd

This is an awesome list. I think it represents all that the Cybils stands for – literary merit and kid appeal. I can’t wait to dig into these titles and help to choose our winner.

Congratulations to all of the nominees and to our finalists! A giant shout out to the marvelous Middle Grade Fiction Panelists who read about a kazillion books and gave this list so much thought and care.

For the complete list of finalists, in all categories, visit the Cybils blog. The best of the best.

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