Fantasy and Science Fiction
Okay, I LOVE the books in the Bartimaeus triology. This is a terrific end to the series.
Beka Cooper is a terrific heroine.
Ages 12 and under
Ages 13 and up
Okay, so even though I talk with my students at length about the benefits of graphic novels as a part of the curriculum, particularly for reluctant readers, these just aren't books I pick up to read. Note to self - investigate graphic novels this year.
Middle Grade Fiction
Non-fiction (Middle Grade and YA)
You can hand me a book by Russell Freedman any day!
Young Adult Fiction
I just finished this and found it hard to put down.
Fiction Picture Books
Non-fiction Picture Book
Fabulous illustrations and a great retelling of this event.
A terrific book for earth science!
I haven't read this, but as somone who's read Zoo's Who and Insectlopedia, I'll be sure to check this one out.
A wonderful piece by father and son that celebrates this American artform.
written by Diane Siebert; illustrated by Stephen T. Johnson
Overall, 484 books were nominated to produce this list of 45 finalists. I have only begun to skim the surface of this shortlist, so I'd better get cracking. I will be guiding an independent study this semester with a student who wants to become a school librarian. Any guesses as to what she'll be reading?!
Thanks to all the Cybils panelists for this fab selection of books.