The 2007 Cybils winners (Children’s and YA Bloggers’ Literary Awards) have been announced.
I was a judge in the science fiction and fantasy category. There were so many great books recommended that the panel reading all the nominees decided to split it into five finalists for elementary/middle grade and five for YA for us lucky judges to decide on. All ten books were well worth reading, and it was a tough decision. We ultimately settled on Shannon Hale’s Book of a Thousand Days for the YA division and Adam Rex’s The True Meaning of Smekday for elementary/middle grade. Two very deserving winners, and I’ll be talking about all the books as soon as I come up for air.
(And, yep, Justine’s right about Skin Hunger. It’s amazing.)