Sunday, January 3, 2010

Cybils 2009 finalists: fantastic Early Readers and Short Chapter Books

The Cybils 2009 finalists have been announced, and it's a great collection of books.  Cybils strives to recognize books of the highest literary merit and greatest "kid appeal." Books may be nominated by anyone, and are judged by two different panels of bloggers.

This year, I am particularly pleased that Cybils broadened their category for Early Readers to also include a subset of for Short Chapter Books.  If you are looking for books for your kindergartner, 1st, 2nd or 3rd grader, come check out these books!

2009 Easy Reader Finalists

Dinosaur Hunt (Max Spaniel)
by David Catrow
Orchard Books
Nominated by: Becky

Good Dog, Aggie
by Lori Ries
Nominated by: EM

Mr. Putter & Tabby Spill the Beans
by Cynthia Rylant
Nominated by: Tara Lazar

Shampoodle (Step into Reading)
by Joan Holub
Random House Children's Books
Nominated by: Barbara Eppenger

Watch Me Throw the Ball! (An Elephant and Piggie Book)
by Mo Willems
Nominated by: Melissa

2009 Short Chapter Book Finalists

Alice's Shooting Star
by Tim Kennemore
Eerdmans Books for Young Readers

Bad to the Bone (Down Girl and Sit)
by Lucy Nolan
Marshall Cavendish Childrens Books
Nominated by: Jennifer Wharton

How Oliver Olson Changed the World
by Claudia Mills
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Nominated by: Elizabeth Bird

Mercy Watson: Something Wonky This Way Comes
by Kate DiCamillo
Candlewick Press
Nominated by: Alyson

Roscoe Riley Rules #7: Never Race a Runaway Pumpkin
by Katherine Applegate
Nominated by: Terry Doherty

I am thrilled to be participating in Cybils this year as a 2nd round judge for this category - it's an honor.  The 2nd round panel will discuss these books.  Winners will be announced Februrary 14, 2010, Valentine's Day.

Note: the links above will take you to Amazon.  If you make a purchase through Amazon, you will be supporting the Cybils organization in its work to manage these awards.

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