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  1. Bone Gap

    Bone Gap by Laura Ruby ISBN: 9780062317605 Finn and his older brother Sean live in the town of Bone Gap. Sean works as a paramedic and has taken care of Finn since their mother left. Finn and Sean live alone, until one day an injured young woman named Roza appears…

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  2. Book Review: Shadows

    Shadows by Robin McKinley It’s not just that Maggie misses her father, or understandably resents her new stepfather, Val. No, it goes beyond that: Val has too many shadows. Whenever Maggie looks at him, she sees him surrounded by wiggly shadow shapes with too many appendages. It can’t…

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  3. Book Review: Planesrunner

    Planesrunner Everness, Book One by Ian McDonald I decided to try a new format for my reviews. I hope this is a useful format. Plot: Everett Singh’s dad, a quantum physicist, is kidnapped off the street in view of Everett by three men in a black car. Later that…

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  4. Cybils 2012 Finalists Announced!

    It’s Cybils Finalist Day! The Cybils shortlists have been announced, and what a fabulous group of books! Go check them out! Here’s a list of the Fantasy/Science Fiction finalists: Fantasy & Science Fiction (Young Adult) And All the Stars by Andrea K Höst Every Day by David…

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  5. Cybils 2011 Fantasy & Science Fiction Middle/Elementary Finalists

    As Fantasy and Science Fiction Organizer for the Cybils, I supervised, but didn’t participate in, the discussions for the Fantasy & Science Fiction Middle/Elementary category. (I served on the teen side of SFF; see my other post today). In this case, supervising meant basically standing back and watching…

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  6. Cybils 2011 Fantasy & Science Fiction Teen Finalists

    I’m not a winter person, but I love winter for one reason: the Cybils awards. Each year for the last six years, I’ve assisted with this blogger-selected award for children’s and YA literature. Although I wear several hats for the Cybils, my favorite one is both organizer…

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  7. 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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  8. 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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