National Book Awards finalists announced

The finalists for the National Book Awards have been announced!  Here are the books in Young People's Literature:  William Alexander's Goblin Secrets, Carrie Arcos' Out of Reach, Patricia McCormick's Never Fall Down, Eliot Schrefer's Endangered, and Steve Sheinkin's Bomb: The Race to Build -- and Steal -- the World's Most Dangerous Weapons.

It strikes me as a very nicely balanced list--something for everyone (more or less) including a nice middle grade fantasy for me.  I myself bought Goblin Secrets after Ursula Le Guin recommended it, but then it got lost behind a radiator before I could read it, and has only just now surfaced....and I must now really put my mind to reading it, because it is also in the running for the Cybils in MG SFF!


  1. I was wondering if you had read Goblin Secrets! I need to get that one for myself. I'll look forward to your thoughts on it!

  2. I put Goblin Secrets on my list.

  3. Really wanted to say thanks for your links of what you still wanted to see nominated - I'm stuck on graphics and easy readers yet, but surprised myself by filling in everything else!!

    This is going to be a GREAT Cybils year.
    My To Read list is sooooooooooooooooo long.


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