I am still musing about my own choices; here's what I have so far:
For best picture book: In a Blue Room, by Jim Averbeck (my interview with Averbeck)
For best easy reader: Stinky, by Eleanor Davis (my review)
For best middle grade fiction: Eleven, by Patricia Reilly Giff (my review. From the other reviews I've read, there are mixed opinions on this one. I think it's lovely).
For best YA: House of Dance, by Beth Kephart (my review)
For best non-fiction for younger readers: Seven Miles to Freedom: the Robert Smalls Story by Janet Halfmann (I, um, am rather fond of this one, as you can see in my review)
Added on October 1: I got all my nominations in, except one- I was beaten to Stinky by 100ScopeNotes...now I must find time for a period of quiet introspection, and ask myself if there is another easy reader I truly love.
I don't have a poetry book or an older non-fiction book picked yet...
And I'm not nominating anything in the sci fi/fantasy category either. Because I am on the panel! What fun! What a wealth of books I have in store for me!Here is the entire line-up of us:
Organizer: Tasha Saecker Kids Lit
Laini Taylor Growing Wings
Charlotte Taylor Charlotte's Library
Alyssa Feller The Shady Glade
Em Em's Bookshelf
Lynette The Puck in the Midden
Tizrah Price The Compulsive Reader
Amanda Blau Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Tasha Saecker Kids Lit
Anne Boles Levy The Cybils
Erin Miss Erin
Eisha Prather Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast
Tanita Davis Finding Wonderland, Readers' Rants
One of the best things about being involved with the Cybils is getting to know other bloggers. So greetings to all my fellow committee members. I look forward to meeting you!