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Cybils Update (October 16): 10/16/18

Cybils update

The public nominations are closed and we have a week of author / publisher nominations to come. I'm a first round reader for middle grade fiction. Here's where I'm at in the process.

The Numbers:

  • Nominations so far: 107 nominations.
  • Read: 9
  • Currently reading: 4
  • On hand: 24

What I've read:

Stanley Will Probably Be Fine Sunny Bat and the Waiting Game Front Desk Heart and Mind of Frances Pauley Marcus Vega Doesn't Speak Spanish The Doughnut Fix Echo's Sister The Benefits of Being an Octopus

  • Stanley Will Probably Be Fine by Sally J. Pla; personal collection
  • Sunny by Jason Reynolds; personal collection
  • Bat and the Waiting Game by Elana K. Arnold; personal collection
  • Front Desk by Kelly Yang; personal collection
  • The Heart and Mind of Frances Pauley by April Stevens; library book
  • Marcus Vega Doesn't Speak Spanish by Pablo Cartaya; personal collection
  • The Doughnut Fix by Jessie Janowitz; library book
  • Echo's Sister by Paul Mosier; library book
  • The Benefits of Being an Octopus by Ann Braden; personal collection
  • The Journey of Little Charlie by Christopher Paul Curtis

Currently reading:

Miscalculations of Lightning Girl Louisiana's Way Home No Fixed Address

  • The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl by Stacy McAnulty; personal collection
  • 24 Hours in Nowhere by Dusti Bowling' personal collection
  • Louisiana's Way Home by Kate DiCamillo; personal collection
  • No Fixed Address by Susin Nielsen; personal collection

What's on hand:

  • My brigadista year by Katherine Paterson; library book
  • Just like Jackie by Lindsey Stoddard; library book
  • Captain Superlative by J.S. Puller; library book
  • Takedown by Laura Shovan; library book
  • Chasing Helicity by Ginger Zee; library book
  • Harbor me by Jacqueline Woodson; library book
  • Al Capone throws me a curve by Gennifer Choldenko; library book
  • The rhino in right field by Stacy DeKeyser; library book
  • The Mad Wolf's daughter by Diane Magras; library book
  • Like Vanessa by Tami Charles; library book
  • Class action by by Steven B. Frank; library book
  • Wonderland by Barbara O'Connor; library book
  • The Button War by Avi; library book
  • Saving Winslow by Sharon Creech; library book
  • Smack dab in the middle of maybe by Jo Watson Hackl; library book
  • Hurricane Child by Kheryn Callender; personal collection
  • Wild Blues by Beth Kephart; personal collection
  • Soof by Sarah Weeks; personal collection
  • So Done by Paula Chase; personal collection
  • Where the Watermelons Grow by Cindy Baldwin; personal collection
  • The Law of Finders Keepers by Sheila Turnage; personal collection
  • The Penderwicks at Last by Jeanne Birdsall; personal collection
  • The Island at the End of Everything by Kiran Millwood Hargrave; personal collection
  • The Mystery of the Missing Mask by M.A. Wilson' personal collection

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