Thursday, January 04, 2007
More Book Recommendations
A couple of months ago, I announced my participation in the Cybils' awards. It's the first annual children's and young adult bloggers' book award. Many nominations were read, and now the finalists have been chosen. As a judge in the middle grade non-fiction category, these are the five books from which I will help choose the first ever winner of this award. As a side note, it thrills me to be a part of a groundbreaking event. When it's as big as the Newberry's, feel free to say that you knew me when. . . . I have already read and reviewed two of the books, but will hold off reviewing the others until we pick a winner (in early February).
If you are looking for some great reads for your kids (or yourself), check out all the lists. If you decide to purchase one of the books, and you use an amazon link on the Cybils' site, it all goes into the Cybils' fund, as far as maintaining the site and depending on what kind of money comes in, "real" awards might be given out, and a better infrastructure set up for next year's awards.
Here are the finalist lists in each category:
Fantasy and Science Fiction
Middle Grade Fiction
Young Adult Fiction
Fiction Picture Books
Non-fiction Picture Books
Middle Grade and YA Non-fiction
Also, if you are interested in keeping up on new releases and old favorites in children's publishing, check out the links of the judges and those on the nominating committee in the sidebar. There are some great book blogs listed.