Friday, January 01, 2010

Cybils Short List

So the Cybils Short Lists have been posted! In the Middle Grade arena, the survivors are:

Chains, by Laurie Halse Anderson

Captain Nobody, by Dean Pitchford

Anything but Typical, by Nora Raleigh Baskin

Heart of a Shepard, by Rosanne Parry

All the Broken Pieces, by Ann Burg

Operation Yes, by Sara Lewis Holmes

The Small Adventures of Popeye and Elvis, by Barbara O'Connor

I've read 4 of the 7, so I have to get on it! There are some titles that I thought were sure fired short list contenders that didn't make the cut. I am genuinely surprised. But this is the thing about the Cybils: you never know what is going to happen!

Do you have a favourite on this list?


samovar said...

i just discovered your blog and it is very useful! i will recommend it to our children's librarian here at the American Library in Paris (
where i do remote research.

and i know only one title on this short list, how is that for catching up:-)?

are you on twitter?

i would also recommend you to have the "share this" button on your site, it would help to get the word out!

greetings from Paris, Andrea Delumeau aka 3samovar on twitter

Cathy said...

Hi! I liked Anything But Typical. I'm doing the Comment Challenge, but I wanted to say that I already subscribe to your blog, and I think I'll drop in my follower information as well. I've been meaning to comment for a long time, just never got around to it. ;)