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  1. 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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  2. Last chance for Cybils nominations, and some suggestions!

    Today is the last day to nominate for the Cybils Awards, the annual award for children’s and young adult literature given by the children’s book blogging community. You have until 11:59pm PST tonight to get your nominations in. There are ten categories, from Easy Readers to YA,…

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  3. Cybils Awards Call for Judges

    The Cybils Awards, given each year by the Kidlit blogging community for the best children’s and young adult books of the year, have put out the call for judges. If you haven’t heard of the Cybils, we seek to honor books that have both literary merit and kid…

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  4. Books I wish had made the shortlist

    Being a Cybils judge is a lot of work and a lot of fun, but it’s also heartbreaking when books you love don’t get enough support from your fellow panelists to make it on the shortlist. Cybils overlord Anne Levy invited panelists to share their favorite books that…

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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. Book Review: Firebrand

    Firebrand by Gillian Philip Seth is the bastard sun of the dun captain Griogar. His father barely acknowledges his existence, and most of the people in the dun revile and torment him, when they aren’t ignoring him. But when his older half-brother Conal takes him under his wing, the…

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  8. Books worth nominating

    Tomorrow (October 15) is the last day to nominate books for the Cybils awards. Many books have been nominated, but there’s still some big omissions. If you’re stumped on what to nominated, here are some suggestions of books that I’d like to see nominated: Dragons of Darkness…

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  9. 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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  10. 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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