Cybils nominations close tonight; here's what I nominated

Having waited till the last minute to do the bulk of my nominating for the Cybils, I found myself with several categories for which the books I would have chosen were already on the list. However, I did get some favorites added:

For my picture book, I chose You're Finally Here, by Melanie Watt.

For middle grade fiction, I chose Where Do You Stay, by Andrea Cheng (this is my personal pick for the Newbery. I think the writing is utterly stunning. I'm a little doubtful about its Cybils chances, though--I think the cover works against it).

For middle grade/YA nonfiction, I chose my favorite of the Thinking Girls Treasury of Real Princesses--Nur Jahan of India, which was careless of me, because it was published two weeks before the deadline.

For YA science fiction/fantasy, I chose Wolf Mark, by Joseph Bruchac

and for middle grade fantasy/science fiction, I still don't know--I'm still hoping that some of the books from which I'm trying to choose will be picked up by others!!!! I ended up going with Season of Secrets, by Sally Nicholls.

(If anyone can remind me of any lovely poetry books or non-fiction picture books that haven't been nominated, I'm open to suggestions!)


  1. I'd like to see Cathryn Sill's Grasslands nominated for nonfiction picture book - her About Hummingbirds has been nominated, but I think Grasslands was a stronger title.

  2. You so beat me to Wolf Mark. >_< ;) But it was mostly for your review that I wanted to pick it. I'm still waiting for my copy to arrive. You have no idea how much I trust and appreciate your reviews. I don't say it nearly often enough.


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