The nominations for the Cybils Awards close on Wednesday, so if you don't know what to nominate, definitely take a look at some of these.
These were all books that I liked initially and have checked out well, OR that have surprised me with the number of students that really liked them. There are a lot of sports books, because that's what many students like to read, and we don't see many of them nominated, even though they often tell fascinating stories in addition to the sports. I've also included diverse books that my students have liked. When we come up with a short list, we like to have a large pool of books from which to choose, and these are all ones that I'm pretty sure will NOT cause the other panelists to want to hurt me!
See what you think? Do you have a favorite of your own? Nominate!
Behrens, Rebecca. When Audrey Met Alice
Bowen, Fred. Double Reverse
Clements, Andrew. The Map Trap
Elliot, L. M. Across a War-Tossed Sea
Feinstein, John. The Walk On
Freitas, Donna. Gold Medal Winter
Hilmo, Tess. Skies Like These
Jeter, Derek. The Contract
Kadohata, Cynthia. Half a World Away
London, C. Alexander. Blood in the Water
Lupica, Mike. Fantasy League
Mackall, Dandi Daley. The Secrets of Tree Taylor
Wertheim, L. Jon and Tobias Moskowitz. The Rookie Bookie
Woodrow, Allen. The Pet War
Blathery kind of note-- just go back from Kidlitcon, but it took over 30 hours of waiting for planes that were delayed. I really thought that I would end up just living at Chicago O'Hare! I was a little late to comment on MMGM and IMWAYR posts, but I tried to get to most of the blogs who participate and comment to spread the word about Cybils-- sorry if cut and paste was sometimes involved! I do try to make thoughtful comments that prove I read the post, but I don't know how much longer I can remain upright and conscious!