Cybils YA Finalists!

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Announcing the 2006 Cybils (Children's and YA Blogger's Literary Awards) finalists for Young Adult Fiction:

Book Thief, The
written by Markus Zusak
Knopf Books for Young Readers

Brief Chapter in My Impossible Life, A
written by Dana Reinhardt
Wendy Lamb Books

Hattie Big Sky
written by Kirby Larson
Delacorte Books for Young Readers

Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist
written by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
Knopf Books for Young Readers

Rules of Survival, The
written by Nancy Werlin

(note, the links go to my earlier reviews of these titles -- I didn't review The Book Thief because I read it several months before starting this blog -- though it is an amazing book and I very highly recommend it!)

It might have taken almost three hours of online deliberations -- but we (the nominations committee -- Little Willow, Jackie, Mindy, Tadmack, and myself) were finally able to a consensus and we're all quite happy with our little list. (I still wish we could have included An Abundance of Katherines -- but there's only room for so many books.) And, check back later in the week -- we're planning a big joint blog posting about all of the nominees!

Also, I must say a huge thank you to Jen for including me on the nominations committee, and to Anne and Kelly for coming up with the idea and organizing it so quickly and so well. And now, I must go read from the other committees' short-lists (I am especially excited about being able to read Fantasy again).


Jen Robinson said...

Thanks so much for your incredible work on the nominating committee. I think that you all did an excellent job, and I look forward to reading the two books from your list that weren't already on my own list.

Happy New Year!

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