The finalists have been announced for the Cybil Awards! If you haven't seen them already, you must go check them out.
Here are the finalists my committee settled on for the Middle GRade Fiction category:
Drowned Maiden's Hair, A
Laura Amy Schlitz
This gothic page-turner features a feisty orphan, a houseful of secrets, and a villain preying on unsuspecting victims.
Frank Cottrell Boyce
Take a small grey Welsh town. Add great works of art. Stir.
A heartwarming tale of immigration, baseball and familial love. It's a reminder of what the U.S.A. and Americans can be.
What's better than Girl Scouts, books, and an underground world under New York City? Absolutely nothing! That's why Kiki Strike: Inside the Shadow City one of the most entertaining books of the year.
WWII serves as the backdrop to this tale of internment, friendship, and growing flowers in the dry desert dust of Arizona.
More about these titles and a few of my other favorites coming up!