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The Cybils: 2007 YA Nominations

December 4th, 2007 (07:34 pm)
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Nominations for The Cybils book awards closed November 21st, 2007. The nominating committees selected between five and eight finalists per category, and those finalists were announced in January 2008. The judging panels selected one winner per category. The winners were announced in February 2008.

In 2006, I was on the YA nominating panel. In 2007, I was proud to be on the middle grade nominating panel and be the YA henchwoman. The latter title means I encouraged folks to nominate their favorite pieces of teen fiction, and I now encourage folks to read the nominees!

I love how varied the nominations are - as they were last year too - ranging from serious books to comedic tales to seriocomedic dramedies, from books about culture and religion to sports and careers, with family and friends, school and summer camp, order, disorders, and reorder, first crushes, first loves, first losses, first dances, first jobs, and more.

Here's the full list. I will bold titles I've read, link to titles I've read and reviewed, and link to interviews I've conducted with authors.


68 Knots by Michael Robert Evans

A is for Angst by Barbara Haworth-Attard

A Swift Pure Cry by Siobhan Dowd

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

Angels on Sunset Boulevard by Melissa de la Cruz

Another Kind of Cowboy by Susan Juby

Back Talk by Alex Richards

Bad Girls Club by Judy Gregerson

Beauty Shop for Rent...fully equipped, inquire within by Laura Bowers

Before I Die by Jenny Downham

Before, After, and Somebody In Between by Jeannine Garsee

Beige by Cecil Castellucci

Big Slick by Eric Luper

Billie Standish Was Here by Nancy Crocker

Blood Brothers by S.A. Harazin

Bloom by Elizabeth Scott

Boy Toy by Barry Lyga

The Boys Next Door by Jennifer Echols

Brothers, Boyfriends & Other Criminal Minds by April Lurie

Candy in Action by Matthue Roth

Carpe Diem by Autumn Cornwell

Cassandra's Sister by Veronica Bennett

Circle the Truth by Pat Schmatz

Converting Kate by Beckie Weinheimer

Crazy in Love by Dandi Daley Mackall

Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy by Ally Carter

Cupcake by Rachel Cohn

Cures for Heartbreak by Margo Rabb

Dawn and Dusk by Alice Mead

Deadline by Chris Crutcher

Diamonds in the Shadow by Caroline B. Cooney

Does My Head Look Big In This? by Randa Abdel-Fattah

Don't Get it Twisted by Paula Chase

Dramarama by E. Lockhart

Enter Three Witches by Caroline B. Cooney

Ethan, Suspended by Pamela Ehrenberg

Evil Genius by Catherine Jinks

Evolution, Me & Other Freaks of Nature by Robin Brande

Finch Goes Wild by Janet Gingold

Freak Show by James St. James

Freshman Focus by Carla Sarratt

Friends Unlikely by Susan Smith Alvis

Fringe Girl in Love by Valerie Frankel

Get Well Soon by Julie Halpern

Girl At Sea by Maureen Johnson

Glass by Ellen Hopkins

Graffiti Girl by Kelly Parra

grl2grl: Short Fictions by Julie Anne Peters

Head Case by Sarah Aronson

Heaven Looks a Lot Like the Mall by Wendy Mass

High Spirits by Dianne Salerni

Holdup by Terri Fields

How to Get Suspended and Influence People by Adam Selzer

How to Ruin My Teenage Life by Simone Elkeles

Hunter's Heart by Julia Green

In Search of Mockingbird by Loretta Ellsworth

In the Name of God by Paula Jolin

Inner Circle by Kate Brian

It's Not About the Accent by Caridad Ferrer

Kiss & Blog by Alyson Noël

Leaving Paradise by Simone Elkeles

Lemonade Mouth by Mark Peter Hughes

Lessons from a Dead Girl by Jo Knowles

Lion Hunter by Elizabeth Wein

Long May She Reign by Ellen Emerson White

Love, Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac by Gabrielle Zevin

Mistik Lake by Martha Brooks

Naomi & Ely's No Kiss List by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan

The Nature of Jade by Deb Caletti

Notes on a Near-Life Experience by Olivia Birdsall

The Off-Season by Catherine Gilbert Murdock

Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You by Peter Cameron

...Or Not? by Brian Mandabach

The Other Half of Me by Emily Franklin

Outside the Box by Dan Allosso

Pants on Fire by Meg Cabot

Parrotfish by Ellen Wittlinger

Peak by Roland Smith

The Poison Apples by Lily Archer

Porcupine by Meg Tilly

Prime Choice by Stephanie Perry Moore

Princess on the Brink by Meg Cabot

Quad by C.G. Watson

Quaking by Kathryn Erskine

Rat Life by Tedd Arnold

Red Glass by Laura Resau

Red Moon at Sharpsburg by Rosemary Wells

Remembering Raquel by Vivian Vande Velde

Revenge of the Homecoming Queen by Stephanie Hale

Revolution is Not a Dinner Party by Ying Chang Compestine

Right Behind You by Gail Giles

Rubber Houses by Ellen Yeomans

Saving Zoë by Alyson Noël

Shark Girl by Kelly Bingham

Slam by Nick Hornby

Snitch by Allison van Diepen

So Not the Drama by Paula Chase

Something Rotten by Alan Gratz

Song of the Sparrow by Lisa Ann Sandell

The Spell Book of Listen Taylor by Jaclyn Moriarty

Split Screen by Brent Hartinger

Story of a Girl by Sara Zarr

Strange Relations by Sonia Levitin

Such a Pretty Girl by Laura Wiess

Tamar by Mal Peet

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

This is What I Did: by Ann Dee Ellis

Tin Angel by Shannon Cowan

Tips on Having a Gay (Ex) Boyfriend by Carrie Jones

Top Ten Uses for an Unworn Prom Dress by Tina Ferraro

Total Constant Order by Crissa-Jean Chappell

Touching Snow by M. Sindy Felin

Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson

Under the Banyan Tree by Toni De Palma

Undercover by Beth Kephart

Walking on Glass by Alma Fullerton

We are SO Crashing Your Bar Mitzvah! by Fiona Rosenbloom

The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt

The White Darkness by Geraldine McCaughrean

Wonders of the World by Brian Yansky

Zen and the Art of Faking It by Jordan Sonnenblick


Related Posts: The Cybils: 2007 Winners

Comments

Posted by: fa3ryg1rl (fa3ryg1rl)
Posted at: December 5th, 2007 06:15 pm (UTC)

Mystik Lake and Song of the Sparrow are my favorites from that list.

How did you like Enter Three Witches? I want to read that one soon, it looks good.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: December 6th, 2007 12:01 am (UTC)

I really enjoyed Mystik Lake.

I am looking forward to Sparrow.

Though I tend to like her books - I read every single one at the library as a kid - I was a little let down by Enter Three Witches.

Shakespeare Spinoffs booklist:
http://slayground.livejournal.com/185962.html

Posted by: mandabach (mandabach)
Posted at: December 8th, 2007 07:27 am (UTC)
what's next?

I'm so honored to be on this list. What happens next? Will there be a "finalist list" ?


Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: December 8th, 2007 06:39 pm (UTC)
Re: what's next?

The nominating committees will select five finalists per category, and those finalists will be announced on January 1st, 2008. The judging panels will select one winner per category. The winners will be announced in February 2008.

Posted by: mandabach (mandabach)
Posted at: December 8th, 2007 09:50 pm (UTC)
Re: what's next?

Thanks. Do the nominating committee members divide the books so they all get read? I'm sure you can't read ALL of them!

I'll be there is a website I where I could find out all this stuff without pestering you . . . ;)

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: December 8th, 2007 11:21 pm (UTC)
Re: what's next?

The website for the Cybils:
http://www.cybils.com/

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