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  1. Cybils 2009 Finalists: Young Adult Fantasy and Science Fiction

    I served on the Cybils Round 1 panel for young adult fantasy and science fiction. We had 134 books nominated for the young adult half of the category alone, and the majority of them were excellent books. My committee had a hard time narrowing it down to only 7 finalists,…

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  2. Cybils Finalists: Middle-Grade Fantasy & Science Fiction

    I’m probably the last person to post these, but in case you missed them, here’s the fabulous list of Middle-Grade finalists in the Fantasy & Science Fiction category: 11 Birthdays by Wendy Mass Scholastic Nominated by: Maggi Idzikowski Amanda’s 11th birthday is the worst ever, and when…

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  3. 2009 Cybils Nominees: Fantasy/Science Fiction Teen

    The following books were nominated for the 2009 Cybils in the Fantasy/Science Fiction category at the Teen level: * Soulstice (The Devouring #2)* by Simon Holt Little, Brown Nominated by: Melanie Reviewed by: Nettle Academy 7 by Anne Osterlund Speak Nominated by: Mia Thompson Reviewed by: Nettle Amaranth Enchantment, The…

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  4. 2009 Cybils Nominees: Fantasy/Science Fiction Elementary/Middle

    The following books were nominated for the 2009 Cybils in the Fantasy/Science Fiction category at the Elementary/Middle level: 11 Birthdays by Wendy Mass Scholastic Nominated by: Maggi Idzikowski Reviewed by: Charlotte | Eva Any Which Wall by Laurel Snyder Random House Children’s Books Nominated by: Sarah Neal Reviewed…

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  5. Cybils Time

    I’m sorry that I haven’t been posting much lately. The 2009 Cybils awards are in full swing, and Cybils duties have been keeping me pretty busy. For those of you who don’t know, the Cybils are the Children’s and Young Adult Bloggers’ Literary Awards. A group…

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  6. Science Fiction Awards Watch

    Speaking of awards, I wanted to mention a great site/blog that’s worth following if you like science fiction. Science Fiction Awards Watch is just what it sounds like; they post news, announcements, and commentary about a wide variety of SF/F awards. You can also follow @SFAwardsWatch on…

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  7. Ratha's Courage - Twice a Finalist

    It’s been an exciting week for the Named: Ratha’s Courage was named a finalist in two different awards: ForeWord Magazine, which covers the best in independent publishing, named it a finalist for their Book of the Year Awards in the Science Fiction category. The winners in the ForeWord…

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  8. YA wins in Hugo Award nominations!

    The Hugo Award nominations have been announced, and I was thrilled to see that three out of the five nominees for Best Novel were published as young adult books: “Little Brother,” by Cory Doctorow, “The Graveyard Book,” by Neil Gaiman, and “Zoe’s Tale,” by John Scalzi. I guess that…

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  9. ABA Indies Choice Book Awards nominees

    The nominees for the ABA Indies Choice Book Awards have been announced. The Indies Choice Book Awards “reflect the spirit of independent bookstores and the IndieBound movement.” The nominees in the Young Adult category are: Graceling, by Kristin Cashore (HMH) The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman (HarperCollins) Hunger Games, by…

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  10. Nebula and Andre Norton final ballot

    The final ballot for the 2008 Nebula awards has been announced, including the associated Andre Norton award for young adult SFF. The Andre Norton final ballot includes: Graceling – Cashore, Kristin (Harcourt, Oct08) Lamplighter – Cornish, D.M. (Monster Blood Tattoo, Book 2, Putnam Juvenile, May08) Savvy – Law, Ingrid (Dial, May08) The…

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