The new year has started and for all you kidlit lovers here is the moment you have been waiting for, the 2011 Cybils finalists. Check out the lists to see what books were picked as having great writing and kid-appeal.
This was my first year judging and they weren’t kidding. It’s a lot of work but a great experience as well. I would like to thank all my fellow Round 1 judges in the Early Reader/Early Chapter Category. You are all great reviewers and bloggers; I learned how to be a more critical reviewer and will hopefully be a better writer as a result. Thanks for your input, lengthy emails, and debates. I wish you all the best in your bookish endeavours.
Without further ado below are the finalists for the Early Reader/Early Chapter books. Click here to read why we thought these books were the best. You can also read my reviews for Aggie Gets Lost and Have Fun, Anna Hibiscus.
Early Reader Finalists
Early Chapter Finalists