Sunday, January 2, 2011

Fairy Tales on the Cybils Awards Short Lists

The short lists for the Cybils Awards have been posted. The Cybils are the Children's and Young Adult Bloggers' Literary Awards. Not surprisingly, three fairy tale titles made the list in three categories.  The 2010 titles include books released between Oct. 16, 2009 and Oct. 15, 2010 so A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz barely missed the cutoff date.  I anticipate it will appear on next year's list since it is getting such great blogger buzz.

But as for this year's short listers, they are:

Fantasy & Science Fiction (Middle Grade)


Fantasy & Science Fiction (Young Adult)
The Wager

The Wager by Donna Jo Napoli. This one probably has the hardest competition from co-nominee Plain Kate by Erin Bow which has also lit up the blogosphere in recent months and is grim (not Grimm however).  It's on my TBR pile. 


Mirror Mirror: A Book of Reversible Verse

Mirror Mirror: A Book of Reversible Verse by Marilyn Singer: I have praised this one up and down and am still waiting to see if it receives any honors from the ALA this year, too. It has been nominated several times for several awards so far and I am happy to know it hasn't escaped notice.  A wonderful book...

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