Thanks to Karen Yingling for the nudge to participate in the nominations that closed yesterday. Karen’s the chair of the MG Fiction category and her blog is a place I visit several times a week. MS. YINGLING READS is where it’s at. She post wonderful insights from a librarian’s perspective. Many of her reactions to story lines are very amusing.
I immediately headed over to the Cybils nomination page to toss in my choice. You only get one, so you have to be sure its worthy. Carefully reviewing my favorite books released since October 16, 2013, I chose five:
ABSOLUTELY ALMOST by Lisa Graff
THE KEY THAT SWALLOWED JOEY PIGZA by Jack Gantos
SORRY YOU’RE LOST by Matt Balckstone
THE PET WAR by Allan Woodrow
NICKEL BAY NICK by Dean Pitchford
I was a bit slow joining the party so most of my choices had already been nominated. I chose the fantastic NICKEL BAY NICK in the MG Fiction category.
Now you can head on over to see all the nominees. It’s like MG literary heaven looking through the selections and my TBR list is now officially out of control. Can’t wait to hear who the winner is, but I’ll have to wait until Valentine’s Day 2015. Gives me plenty of time to read a large number of nominees. Below are the links to all three MG categories.
MG SPECULATIVE FICTION NOMINEES
awesome–my TBR is already out of control so this will be dangerous for me haha but I shall check them out!
Good for you for getting to it. I was just leaving town for a short trip and didn’t get a chance. I have to check out the list — because I really need to add some books to my TBR!!!
I nominated books in most categories, but for some reason can access the page that shows all of the Nominations. All the pages are blank. Any suggestions?
Not sure if you are trying to reach your own nomination page or the separate pages for each of the categories. The link to the blog where you will find links to the categories is http://www.cybils.com/category/nominations. I have the sneaking suspicion that with the nominations closed, our personal pages showing our own nominations are gone. You’d have to scroll through each individual category to find your choices.
Thank you for responding Greg. No I’m not trying to enter my page of nominations. I’m trying to view all the books nominated in each category. I have tried the page you sent me and when I click on each category the page is blank and I don’t see the lists of book. Had no problem last year.
Keep scrolling down. The books are there, but they way the page is set up, there is blank space first followed by the list. Hope that helps.
Greg, I tried again. I clicked on the link you gave me and it shows the category, but the page is blank. If I scroll down it remains blank and I only see a place to submit a comment. Don’t know what I’m doing wrong. Do you need something special to view all of the nominated entries?
This is the blank page I see: http://www.cybils.com/2014/10/2014-nominations-easy-readersearly-chapter-books.html
The link works for me. I’m using Firefox as a browser so don’t know if your browser is the problem.
Must be my browser. I have Internet Explorer 9.