Let me tell you, I am so proud of the job my panel has done. It is harder than you can imagine to whittle down 129 nominees to one shortlist! Obviously, we all have our favorites that just can’t make the cut. For some reason, the judges just don’t want a shortlist of 50 books. 😉 In all seriousness, though, we all have our favorites! We decided to do a round-up, on our individual blogs, of our favorites from the Cybils middle grade nominees. (Some of these could make the shortlist, but obviously they all can’t).
The Underneath by Kathi Appelt- My review and a post about using it as my first read-aloud of the year.
These were Cybils nominees for Middle Grade Fiction, but they obviously all can’t make to to the shortlist of finalists that will be announced on January 1st. I liked several books that my fellow committee members didn’t care for, and vice-versa. Hopefully you will enjoy some of my selections that didn’t make the shortlist!
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