Friday, January 2, 2009

2008 Cybils Early Reader Finalists

The Cybils Early Reader Finalists have been announced! They are:

Houndsley and Catina and the Quiet Time by James Howe
I Love My New Toy! by Mo Willems
I Will Surprise My Friend! by Mo Willems
Maybelle Goes to Tea by Katie Speck
Mercy Watson Thinks Like a Pig by Kate DiCamillo

With so many wonderful early reader titles published this year, the panelists had a difficult job to do. If you would like to know more about the amazing panel members, check out their blogs:

Andi/Cloudscome, A Wrung Sponge
Sonja Cole, Book Wink
Susan Thomsen, Chicken Spaghetti
Terry Doherty, The Reading Tub
Kara Dean, Not Just for Kids

Now the five judges will work together to select a winning title. To be announced February 14, 2009! The Cybils Early Reader judges are:

Jen Robinson, Jen Robinson's Book Page
Terry Pierce, Terry Pierce
Heather Acerro, ACPL Kids
Els Kushner, Librarian Mom/Scholastic
Anastasia Suen, Book of the Week, Children's Book Biz News, Picture Book of the Day, Kid Lit Kit

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