Late last night, while I was off at a New Year/bachelorette party, the finalists for the 2011 Cybils Awards were announced.
1,289 books were nominated! And now it is down to the final few in each category:
As a second-round judge, I will be lucky enough to be reading through the YA fiction category's final seven. Listed in no particular order, the finalists are:
- Anna and the French Kiss
- Between Shades of Gray
- Everybody Sees the Ants
- Stupid Fast
The discussion has already begun. Squeeeeeeeee!
My lips are sealed from discussing (and fingers bound from typing about) the judges' discussions, but I'd love to hear about which 2011 YA and children's books and apps would get your votes.
What a wonderful start to the new year!