Happy New Year!!! I thinks it's awesome to be celebrating with the announcement of the Cybils 2009 finalists. I have the honor of being a Cybils judge this year, in the middle grade fantasy and science fiction category. Below are the Cybils middle grade fantasy and science fiction finalists. THANK YOU to all the panelists who worked hard to choose the finalists. CONGRATULATIONS to all the authors and illustrators who made it to the shortlist.
Odd and the Frost Giants written by Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Brett Helquist
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon written and illustrated by Grace Lin
The Serial Garden: The Complete Armitage Family Stories written by Joan Aiken and illustrated by Andi Watson
The Farwalker's Quest written by Joni Sensel
The Prince of Fenway Park written by Julianna Baggott
Dreamdark: Silksinger written by Laini Taylor and illustrated by Jim Di Bartolo
11 Birthdays written by Wendy Mass
Click here to see the finalists in the other Cybils awards categories!