Fuse #8

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Middle Grade Fiction Nominations

Better late than never. Here are the books that were nominated and are currently being considered by the Middle Grade Fiction committee for this year's Cybils Award.

Alabama MoonWatt Key Farrar, Straus & Giroux
All of the AboveShelley PearsallLittle, Brown & Co.
Ashley Enright Investigations Lauren E. Smith Publish America
Battle Cry Jan Neubert Schultz Carolrhoda Books
Black Duck Janet Taylor LislePhilomel
Blue Joyce Moyer Hostetter Calkins Creek Books
Bread and Roses Too Katherine Paterson, Clarion Books.
Breathe Cliff McNish Orion Children's Books
Caddy Ever AfterHilary McKay Margaret K. McElderry
Charlotte In ParisAnnie Bryant Beacon Street Girls
Clementine Sara PennypackerHyperion
Clue In the Linoleum Lederhosen, The M.T. Anderson Harcourt
Cornelia and the Audacious Escapades of the Somerset SistersLesley M.M. Blume Knopf Books
Desperate JourneyJim Murphy Scholastic
Drowned Maiden's Hair, A Laura Amy Schlitz Candlewick
Fairies of Nutfolk Wood, The Barb Bentler Ullman Katherine Tegen Books
Finding Day's BottomCandice RansomCarolrhoda Books
FiregirlTony Abbot Little, Brown & Co.
Fly By Night Frances Hardinge Harper Collins
Framed Frank Cottrell Boyce Harper Collins
Georgie's Moon Chris Woodworth Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Goodnight Mrs. Dinglewall JoAn Martin Great American Books
Green Glass Sea, The Ellen Klages Viking Juvenile
Half-Moon Investigations Eoin Colfer Miramax
Happy KidGail Gauthier Putnam Juvenile
Heat Mike Lupica Philomel
Here Lies the Librarian Richard Peck Dial
Higher Power of Lucky Susan Patron Atheneum
Holbrook: A Lizard's Tale Bonny Becker Clarion Books
Home In a Wilderness Fort: Copper, 1844 Charlotten Otten Arbutus Press
Home and Other Big Fat Lies Jill Wolfson Henry Holt & Co.
Hugging the Rock Susan Taylor Brown Tricycle Press
Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life Wendy Mass Little, Brown & Co.
Julia's Kitchen Brenda Ferber Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Kichi In Jungle Jeopardy Lila Guzman Blooming Tree Press
Kiki Strike Kirsten Miller Bloomsbury
Larger-Than-Life Lara Dandi Mackall Dutton Juvenile
Loud Silence of Francine Green, The Karen Cushman Clarion Books
Manny Files, The Christian Burch Atheneum
Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, The Kate DiCamillo Candlewick
Misadventures of Millicent Madding: Bully-Be-Gone Brian Tacang Harper Collins
Mystery of the Hats, TheEddie Lay Publish America
Out of Patience Brian Meehl Delacorte Books For Young Readers
Penelope Bailey Takes the Stage Susanna Reiche Marshall Cavendish Children's Books
Penny From Heaven Jennifer L. Holm Random House
Ruby Lu, Empress of Everything Leonore Look Atheneum
Rules Cynthia Lord Scholastic
Secret of the Three Treasures Janni Lee Simner Holiday House
Shug Jenny Han Simon & Schuster
Strictest School In the World, The Howard Whitehouse Kids Can Press
Swan Town: The Secret Journal Of Susanna Shakespeare Michael J. Ortiz Harper Collins
That Girl Lucy Moon Amy Timberlake Hyperion
Toys Go Out Emily Jenkins Schwarz & Wade
Uncharted Waters Leslie Bulion Peachtree Publishers
Vanishing Act Jon Feinstein Knopf Books
Victory Susan Cooper Margaret K. McElderry
Vive la Paris Esme Codell Hyperion
Weedflower Cynthia Kadohata Atheneum
Wright 3 Blue Balliett Scholastic
Year of the Dog Grace Lin Little, Brown & Co.
Yellow Star Jennifer Roy Marshall Cavendish Children's Books
Younguncle Comes To Town Vandana Singh Viking Juvenile


At 2:56 PM , Blogger Bkbuds said...

Fantastic job, m'dear. Thanks so much for putting this all together.

At 3:45 PM , Blogger fusenumber8 said...

Well, I apologize for my tardiness. Things have been... uh.. just a bit hectic.

At 4:36 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

One little typo: Bread and Roses Too should be Katherine Paterson, Clarion Books.

At 5:39 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you! I've been waiting for this list (don't apologize for taking a bit, it's not like its a small chunk of reading to do!). I have Jen's YA list and between the two of you, I have my reading material till next year's awards!

At 9:13 PM , Blogger fusenumber8 said...

Oh, goodness me. Looks like the "Blue" author and publisher got repeated somehow. Good catch. I'm sure that as much as Joyce Hostetter would love to claim a Paterson book under her belt, we shan't be allowing it as of yet.

Oh... and Becky if you want a superb list, I definitely recommend this year's 100 Books For Reading and Sharing as put out by NYPL this year. Top notch stuff there. *plug plug*

At 12:35 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations on getting your list finalized and published.

What strikes me about looking at this list is how many of the books feel like friends to me, and how happy I am to see them on the list. I look forward to the judging phase!

I'd love to have time to go down this list, and the YA list, and Sheila's fantasy/SF list, and just read until I can't see anymore. Maybe someday...

At 5:20 PM , Blogger Joyce Moyer Hostetter said...

Hi Elizabeth,
I tried to give Katherine Paterson credit for Bread and Roses, Too. Honest, I did! (see comments on Cybil page) (And yes, I wish I had written it...)
As of yet, the Cybil listing has not been changed. Perhaps you have more clout with the blogmaster than I do!
Joyce M Hostetter


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