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Cybils Update (December 04): 12/04/18

Cybils update

My group is planning to meet in twelve days. Thankfully my remaining pile of things to look over is small enough to get through by then!

The Numbers:

  • Nominations: 132
  • Read: 76
  • On hand: 26
  • Samples on iPhone: 32

What I read last week:

  • Betty before X by Ilyasah Shabazz with Rene Watson; library book
  • Revenge of the Teacher's Pets by Jennifer Ziegler; library book
  • The Sky at our feet by Nadia Hashimi; ebook
  • Summer Camp is Cancelled by Darlene P. Campos; publisher copy
  • Annie B. Made for TV by Amy Dixon; ebook
  • Zora and Me: the Cursed Ground by T.R. Simon; ebook
  • The House that Lou Built by Mae Respicio; library book
  • The Journey of Pale Bear by Susan Fletcher; ebook
  • Just Under the Clouds by Melissa Sarno; library book
  • The War Below by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch; ebook
  • Breakout by Kate Messner; library book
  • One true way by Shannon Hitchcock; library book
  • Cilla Lee-Jenkins: This Book Is a Classic by Susan Tan and Dana Wulfekotte; library book
  • The Girl with More Than One Heart by Laura Geringer Bass; publisher copy
  • My Life as a Diamond by Jenny Manzer; publisher copy
  • The Hollow Under the Tree by Cary Fagan; library book

What's on hand:

  1. Everlasting Nora by Marie Miranda Cruz; personal collection
  2. P.S. I miss you by Jen Petro-Roy; personal collection
  3. The science of breakable things by Tae Keller; library book
  4. The season of Styx Malone by Kekla Magoon; library book
  5. Property of the Rebel Librarian by Allison Varnes; publisher copy
  6. Im Your Shoes by Donna Gephart; publisher copy
  7. Playing Atari with Saddam Hussein by Jennifer Roy and Ali Fadhil; library book
  8. Resistance by Jennifer A. Nielsen; library book / publisher copy
  9. Grenade by Alan Gratz; library book / publisher copy
  10. Me, Frida, and the secret of the peacock ring by Angela Cervantes; library book
  11. My year in the middle by Lila Quintero Weaver; library book
  12. Samantha Spinner and the super-secret plans Russell Ginns and Barbara Fisinger; library book
  13. Squirm by Carl Hiaasen; library book
  14. My Deal with the Universe by Deborah Kerbel; publisher copy
  15. Once Upon a Princess by Christine Marciniak; publisher copy
  16. Return to Mystery Mesa by George Goldthwaite; publisher copy
  17. The Lake of Fire by Donald Willerton; publisher copy
  18. The Bookshop Girl by Sylvia Bishop and Poly Bernatene; publisher copy
  19. Daphne Definitely Doesn't Do Drama by Tami Charles; publisher copy
  20. Copyboy by Vince Vawter; publisher copy
  21. The Dollar Kids by Jennifer Richard Jacobson; publisher copy
  22. Smart Cookie by Elly Swartz; publisher copy
  23. From You to Me by K. A. Holt; publisher copy
  24. Cruise Bully by Lawrence W. Baxter; publisher copy
  25. Skyward: The Story of Female Pilots in WWII by Sally Deng; publisher copy
  26. Swallow's Dance by Wendy Orr; publisher copy

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