16 February 2009

Thanks to the Cybils Middle Grade Fiction Team

Here's a thank-you to all the folks who worked on this year's Cybils Middle Grade Fiction award, starting with the Cybils organizers.

These Middle Grade Fiction Panelists read the nominated titles--far more in total than us judges--and produced a very interesting set of finalists.

My fellow Middle Grade Fiction Judges battled viruses, weather, and frustrating book-distribution systems to read all the finalists with care and reach a consensus by deadline. The discussion was very interesting, both on what folks thought about the individual books and what we thought a Cybils-winning book should be.
Finally, thanks to all the nominated authors (and, in one case, illustrator) for creating their books for kids to enjoy.

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