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Sunday, December 21, 2008

2008 Cybils Nominated Titles (Middle Grade Fiction)

As the work of my panel draws to a close I thought I would post some information about the Middle Grade nominations. Here you have all of the titles, and links to the reviews by our panel. Our shortlist will be announced on Jan 1, 2009. The winners will be announced Feb 14th.

10 Lucky Things That Have Happened to Me Since I Nearly Got Hit by Lightning

written by Mary Hershey

Wendy Lamb Books

Reviewed by: Sherry |


42 Miles

written by Tracie Vaughn Zimmer

Clarion Books

Reviewed by: Melissa |


A Thousand Never Evers

written by Shana Burg

Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers

Reviewed by: kbaccellia | Mary | Melissa | Sherry |


Acadian Star

written by Helene Boudreau

Nimbus


Alexandria of Africa

written by Eric Walters

Doubleday Books for Young Readers


Alice's Birthday Pig

written by Tim Kennemore

Eerdmans Books for Young Readers

Reviewed by: Sherry |


Aloha Crossing

written by Pamela Bauer Mueller

Pinata


Alvin Ho

written by Lenore Look

Schwartz and Wade Books

Reviewed by: Everead | Mary | Melissa | Sherry |


Andrea Carter and the San Francisco Smugglers

written by Susan Marlow

Kregel


Anna Smudge: Professional Shrink

written by MAC

Toasted Coconut Media

Reviewed by: Everead | kbaccellia |


Autumn Winifred Oliver Does Things Different

written by Kristin O'Donnell Tubb

Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers

Reviewed by: Sherry |


Brand New School, Brave New Ruby

written by Derrick Barnes

Scholastic


Breathing Soccer

written by Debbie Spring

Thistledown


Bringing the Boy Home

written by N. A. Nelson

HarperCollins

Reviewed by: Mary | shelfelf | Sherry |


Brooklyn Bridge

written by Karen Hesse

Feiwel & Friends

Reviewed by: Mary | thereadingzone |


Carlos is Gonna Get It

written by Kevin Emerson

Arthur A Levine

Reviewed by: Sherry |


Case of the Bizarre Bouquets

written by Nancy Springer

Penguin USA

Reviewed by: Everead | Mary | Sherry |


Cemetery Street

written by Brenda Seabrooke

Holiday House


Chancey of the Maury River

written by Gigi Amateau

Candlewick Press

Reviewed by: Melissa |


Cicada Summer

written by Andrea Beaty

Amulet

Reviewed by: Mary | Matt | shelfelf | Sherry |


Clementine's Letter

written by Sara Pennypacker

Hyperion

Reviewed by: Everead | kbaccellia | Mary | Matt | Melissa | Sherry |


Cosmic

written by Frank Cottrell Boyce

Macmillan


Daisy Dawson is on Her Way

written by Steve Voake

Candlewick Press

Reviewed by: Melissa |


Diamond of Drury Lane

written by Julia Golding

Roaring Brook

Reviewed by: Everead | Sherry |


Diamond Willow

written by Helen Frost

Farrar, Strauss & Giroux

Reviewed by: Mary | Melissa | Sherry |


Dodger and Me

written by Jordan Sonnenblick

Feiwel & Friends

Reviewed by: thereadingzone |


Dog Lost

written by Ingrid Lee

Chicken House


Don't Talk to Me About the War

written by David Adler

Viking

Reviewed by: Mary | Sherry |


Eleven

written by Patricia Reilly Giff

Wendy Lamb Books

Reviewed by: Mary | Melissa | Sherry | thereadingzone |


Ellie McDoodle: New Kid in School

written and illustrated by Ruth McNally Barshaw

Bloomsbury USA

Reviewed by: Melissa |


Elvis and Olive

written by Stephanie Watson

Scholastic


Eve of the Emperor Penguin

written by Mary Pope Osborne

Random House Children's Books


Every Soul a Star

written by Wendy Mass

Little, Brown

Reviewed by: Everead | Mary | Melissa |


Fencing with Fear

Blake Education


Fiendish Deeds

written by P.J. Bracegirdle

Margaret K. McElderry


Finder's Magic

written by C.M. Fleming

Onstage Publishing


First Daughter: White House Rules

written by Mitali Perkins

Penguin USA

Reviewed by: jocelyn | Sherry |


Forever Rose

written by Hilary McKay

Margaret K. McElderry

Reviewed by: Melissa | Sherry |


Fouling Out

written by Gregory Walters

Orca Books

Reviewed by: Sherry |


From Alice to Zen and Everyone in Between

written by Elizabeth Atkinson

Carolrhoda Books

Reviewed by: Everead | Sherry |


Greetings from Nowhere

written by Barbara O'Connor

Farrar, Strauss & Giroux

Reviewed by: Mary |


Grow

written by Juanita Havill

Peachtree

Reviewed by: Mary | Matt | thereadingzone |


Hate that Cat

written by Sharon Creech

HarperCollins

Reviewed by: Mary | shelfelf |


Hockey Player for Life

written by Howard Shapiro

iUniverse


Hope Chest

written by Karen Schwabach

Random House Children's Books


I'm So Not a Pop Star

written by Kimberly Greene

Usborne


I.Q.

written by Roland Smith

Sleeping Bear Press

Reviewed by: Everead |


Iggy the Iguana

written by Melissa Marie Williams

Longtale Publishing


In the Company of Owls

written by Peter Huggins

New South Books


Island of Mad Scientists

written by Howard Whitehouse

Kids Can Press, Ltd

Reviewed by: Melissa | Sherry |


Itch

written by Michelle Kwasney

Henry Holt

Reviewed by: Sherry |


Jeremy Cabbage and the Living Museum of Human Oddballs and Quadruped Delights

written by David Elliott

Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers

Reviewed by: Mary | Matt | Sherry |


Jessie's Mountain

written by Kerry Madden

Viking

Reviewed by: Mary | shelfelf | Sherry |


Jimmy's Stars

written by Mary Ann Rodman

Farrar, Strauss & Giroux

Reviewed by: Mary | Melissa | Sherry |


Julia Gillian and the Art of Knowing

written by Alison McGhee

Scholastic

Reviewed by: Sherry |


Just Grace Walks the Dog

written by Charise Mericle Harper

Houghton Mifflin

Reviewed by: Mary |


Keeping Score

written by Linda Sue Park

Clarion Books

Reviewed by: Mary | Sherry |


Little Audrey

written by Ruth White

Farrar, Strauss & Giroux

Reviewed by: Mary | Melissa |


Little Leap Forward: A Boy in Beijing

written by Guo Yue

Barefoot Books

Reviewed by: Melissa |


Lizard Love

written by Wendy Townsend

Front Street


Longhorns and Outlaws

written by Linda Aksomitis

Coteau

Reviewed by: Sherry |


Luck of the Draw

written by Diana Tuorto

Book Surge


Man in the Moon

written by Dotti Enderle

Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers


Mary and Jody in the Movies

written by JoAnn Dawson

Jabberwocky/Sourcebooks


Masterpiece

written by Elise Broach

Henry Holt

Reviewed by: Melissa |


Meeting Miss 405

written by Lois Peterson

Orca Books

Reviewed by: thereadingzone |


Moxy Maxwell Does not Love Writing Thank You Notes

written by Peggy Gifford

Schwartz and Wade Books

Reviewed by: Mary | Melissa | Sherry |


Murder Sucks

written by June Whyte

Zumaya Thresholds


My Cousin the Alien

written by Pamela Stewart

Carolrhoda Books

Reviewed by: Melissa |


My Dad's a Birdman

written by David Almond

Candlewick Press

Reviewed by: Everead |


My New Best Friend

written by Julie Bowe

Harcourt


My One Hundred Adventures

written by Polly Horvath

Schwartz and Wade Books

Reviewed by: Mary | Sherry |


My So-Called Family

written by Courtney Schienmel

Simon & Schuster


No Cream Puffs

written by Karen Day

Wendy Lamb Books

Reviewed by: Melissa |


Piper Reed: The Great Gypsy

written by Kimberley Willis Holt

Henry Holt


Porcupine Year

written by Louise Erdrich

HarperCollins

Reviewed by: Mary |


Praire Dog Cowboy

written by V. Gilbert Zabel

4RV Publishing


Radiant Girl

written by Andrea White

Bright Sky Press

Reviewed by: kbaccellia | Melissa |


Samantha Hansen has Rocks in her Head

written by Nancy Viau

Amulet


Sarah Simpson's Rules for Living

written by Rebecca Rupp

Candlewick Press


Savvy

written by Ingrid Law

Dial

Reviewed by: Everead | Mary | Melissa | shelfelf |


Searching for a Starry Night

written by Christine Verstraete

Echelon Press


Shooting the Moon

written by Frances O'Roark Dowell

Atheneum

Reviewed by: Mary | Matt | Sherry |


Sisters of the Sword

written by Maya Snow

HarperCollins

Reviewed by: Sherry |


Six Innings

written by James Preller

Feiwel & Friends

Reviewed by: Mary | Sherry | thereadingzone |


State of Wilderness

written by Elysabeth Eldering

4RV Publishing


Steinbeck's Ghost

written by Lewis Buzbee

Feiwel & Friends


Step Fourth Mallory!

written by Laurie Friedman

Carolrhoda Books


Taneesha Never Disparaging

written by M. LaVora Perry

Wisdom Publications


Tennyson

written by Lesley M.M. Blume

Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers

Reviewed by: kbaccellia | Mary | Melissa | Sherry | thereadingzone |


Thank You Lucky Stars

written by Beverley Donofrio

Schwartz and Wade Books

Reviewed by: Melissa | Sherry |


The Adventures of Seamus the Sheltie

written by James Beverly

Nightengale Press


The Attack of the Growling Eyeballs

written by Lin Oliver

Simon & Schuster


The Big Splash

written by Jack Ferraiolo

Amulet


The Bone Magician

written by F.E. Higgins

Feiwel & Friends

Reviewed by: kbaccellia |


The Book of Nonsense

written by David Michael Slater

Blooming Tree Press


The Boy Who Dared

written by Susan Campbell Bartoletti

Scholastic

Reviewed by: Mary | Sherry |


The Buddha's Diamonds

written by Carolyn Marsden

Candlewick Press

Reviewed by: Sherry |


The Calder Game

written by Blue Balliett

Scholastic

Reviewed by: Sherry |


The Case of the Fiendish Flapjack Flop

written by Nate Evans

Jabberwocky/Sourcebooks


The Curse of Addy McMahon

written by Katie Davis

Greenwillow Books

Reviewed by: kbaccellia | Sherry |


The Dove Family Tale: A True Story

written by Jalma Barrett

Book Surge


The Floating Circus

written by Tracie Vaughn Zimmer

Bloomsbury USA

Reviewed by: Sherry |


The Girl Who Could Fly

written by Victoria Forrester

Feiwel & Friends

Reviewed by: Mary | Melissa | Sherry |


The Gollywhopper Games

written by Jody Feldman

Greenwillow Books

Reviewed by: Melissa | Sherry |


The Life and Crimes of Bernetta Wallflower

written by Lisa Graff

Laura Geringer

Reviewed by: kbaccellia | Melissa |


The London Eye Mystery

written by Siobhan Dowd

David Fickling Books

Reviewed by: Everead | Melissa | Sherry |


The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey

written by Trenton Lee Stewart

Little, Brown

Reviewed by: Everead | Melissa |


The Penderwicks on Gardham Street

written by Jeanne Birdsall

Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers

Reviewed by: Mary | Melissa |


The Postcard

written by Tony Abbott

Little, Brown

Reviewed by: Mary | thereadingzone |


The Secrets of the Cirque Medrano

written by Elaine Scott

Charlesbridge


The Tallest Tree

written by Sandra Belton

Amistad

Reviewed by: Sherry |


The Trouble with Rules

written by Leslie Bulion

Peachtree

Reviewed by: Melissa | Sherry |


The Truth About Truman School

written by Dori Hillestad Butler

Albert Whitman & Company

Reviewed by: Sherry |


The Underneath

written by Kathi Appelt

Atheneum

Reviewed by: Mary | Matt | Sherry | thereadingzone |


The Walls of Cartagena

written by Julia Durango

Simon & Schuster

Reviewed by: Melissa |


The Willoughbys

written by Lois Lowry

Houghton Mifflin

Reviewed by: Everead | Mary | Matt | Melissa | Sherry | thereadingzone |


The Year of the Rat

written by Grace Lin

Little, Brown

Reviewed by: shelfelf | Sherry |


The Youngest Templar

written by Michael Spradlin

Putnam

Reviewed by: Sherry |


Third Grade Baby

written by Jenny Meyerhoff

Farrar, Strauss & Giroux


Thirteen

written by Lauren Myracle

Dutton Juvenile


Tracking Daddy Down

written by Marybeth Kelsey

Greenwillow Books


Up and Down the Scratchy Mountains

written by Laurel Snyder

Random House Children's Books


Violet Raines Almost Got Struck by Lightning

written by Danette Haworth

Walker Books for Young Readers

Reviewed by: kbaccellia | Melissa | Sherry | thereadingzone |


Waiting for Normal

written by Leslie Connor

Katherine Tegen Books

Reviewed by: Everead | kbaccellia | Mary | thereadingzone |


Where the Steps Were

written by Andrea Cheng

Boyds Mills Press


White Sands, Red Menace

written by Ellen Klages

Viking


Window Boy

written by Andrea White

Bright Sky Press

Reviewed by: Sherry |


Zibby Payne and the Red Carpet Revolt

written by Alison Bell

Lobster Press

2 comments:

  1. Holy cow. That post must've taken you like a million years to put together. Wow. I'm impressed.

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  2. Actually there is an HTML generator for it on the Cybils database. It was, like, the easiest post ever! Thanks to Cybils gurus. :)

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