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The Cybils: 2007 Middle Grade Nominations

Nominations for The Cybils book awards closed on November 21st, 2007. The following week, category organizers posted the lists of nominees at the Cybils website. The nominating committees then had a little over a month to read and discuss the nominated titles and select between five and eight finalists per category. The judging panels will likewise read and discuss the finalists and select one outstanding title per category. The finalists were in January 2008; the winners, February 2008.

I was on the Middle Grade nominating committee along with Kate, Miss Erin, Sherry, Amanda, Jocelyn, and Kerry. Our fabulous administrator was Liz.

Here is the list of Middle Grade nominees. I placed the titles I've read in bold and linked to titles I've reviewed and author interviews I've conducted.

Annie's War by Jacqueline Levering Sullivan

Annie: The Mysterious Morgan Horse by Ellen F. Feld

The Aurora County All Stars by Deborah Wiles

Bearwalker by Joseph Bruchac

Bird Springs by Carolyn Marsden

The Broken Bike Boy and the Queen of 33rd Street by Sharon Flake

Camel Rider by Prue Mason

Cassie Was Here by Caroline Hickey

The Cat on the Mat is Flat by Andy Griffiths, illustrated by Terry Denton

Celeste's Harlem Renaissance by Eleanora E. Tate

Chess Rumble by G. Neri

Clarice Bean, Don't Look Now by Lauren Child

Class Favorite by Taylor Morris

Cork & Fuzz: Good Sports by Dori J. Chaconas, illustrated by Lisa McCue

Cracker: The Best Dog In Vietnam by Cynthia Kadohata

A Crooked Kind of Perfect by Linda Urban

Dear Jo by Christina Kilbourne

Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

Edward's Eyes by Patricia MacLachlan

Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis

Ellie McDoodle: Have Pen, Will Travel written and illustrated by Ruth Barshaw

Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell Out of a Tree by Lauren Tarshis

Freak by Marcella Pixley

The Friskative Dog by Susan Straight

Greetings From Planet Earth by Barbara Kerley

Home of the Brave by Katherine Applegate

Honestly, Mallory! by Laurie Friedman

How To Steal A Dog by Barbara O'Connor

If a Tree Falls at Lunch Period by Gennifer Choldenko

The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick

Isle of the Swords by Wayne Thomas Batson

Kiki Strike: The Empress's Tomb by Kirsten Miller

Kimchi & Calamari by Rose Kent

Leap of Faith by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Leepike Ridge by Nathan D. Wilson

The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies

Letters from Rapunzel by Sara Lewis Holmes

Louisiana's Song by Kerry Madden

Lucy Rose: Working Myself to Pieces & Bits by Katy Kelly, illustrated by Peter Ferguson

Me and the Pumpkin Queen by Marlane Kennedy

The Middle of Somewhere by JB Cheany

Middle School is Worse Than Meatloaf by Jennifer L. Holm

Miss Spitfire by Sarah Miller

Moxy Maxwell Does Not Like Stuart Little by Peggy Gifford, photographs by Valorie Fisher

Ms. Zephyr's Notebook by kc dyer

My Last Best Friend by Julie Bowe

The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Stewart

No Castles Here by A.C.E. Bauer

No Talking by Andrew Clements

Paint the Wind by Pam Munoz Ryan

Penina Levine is a Hard Boiled Egg by Rebecca O'Connell

Perch, Mrs. Sackets, and Crows Nest by Karen Pavlicin

The Puzzling World of Winston Breen by Eric Berlin

Qwikpick Adventure Society by Sam Riddleburger

Reaching For Sun by Tracie Vaughn Zimmer

Regarding the Bees by Kate Klise, illustrated by Sara Klise

Rickshaw Girl by Mitali Perkins

The Rising Star of Rusty Nail by Lesley M.M. Blume

Runaround by Helen Hemphill

The Secret Identity of Devon Delaney by Lauren Barnholdt

Seeing Sky-Blue Pink by Candice Ransom

So Totally Emily Ebers by Lisa Yee

The Social Experiments of Dorie Dilts: Dumped by Popular Demand by PG Kain

Someone Named Eva by Joan Wolf

The Talented Clementine by Sara Pennypacker

Tales of a Texas Boy by Marva Dasef

Tall Tales by Karen Day

The Thing About Georgie by Lisa Graff

Twelve by Lauren Myracle

Way Down Deep by Ruth White

Webb's Wondrous Tales, Book 2 by Mack H. Webb Jr., illustrated by Celia Webb

When Heaven Fell by Carolyn Marsden

The Wild Girls by Pat Murphy

And now, the list of finalists!

Related Posts:
The Cybils: 2007 Middle Grade Finalists
The Cybils: 2007 Middle Grade Hall of Fame
The Cybils: 2007 Young Adult Nominations
The Cybils: 2007 Winners
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