Naturally, as the Middle Grade fiction organizer, I’m particularly excited to share the winner in that category, but before I do, I’d like to send out a giant thank you to the first round panelists and the judges this year, for your reading and thinking and discussing. Without you, no Cybils. So I’m glad the world is full of such devoted kidslit bloggers.
Middle Grade Fiction Panelists
Sherry Early, Semicolon
Melissa Fox, Book Nut
Abby Johnson, Abby the Librarian
Kyle Kimmal, The Boy Reader
Becky Laney, Becky’s Book Reviews
Sarah Mulhern, The Reading Zone
Sandra Stiles, Musings of a Book Addict
Middle Grade Fiction Judges
To all of you, I send a big, superhero cartoonish heart o’ thanks:
And the winner of the 2009 Cybils Award for Middle Grade fiction is…
Chains, by Laurie Halse Anderson. Congratulations Laurie!
For a list of all of the winners, visit the announcement post at the Cybils blog. Well done writers! Well done readers!
(Adorable cheering child picture & superhero-ish heart courtesy of stock-xchng).