The 2008 Cybils Finalists

Ta-da … The Big Reveal.  Can I remind everyone that our panelists are the world’s most fabulous book bloggers?  They had to hunt down an extraordinary number of titles on their own this year.  Blame the economy, as review copies were often hard to come by.

A round of applause, please, as our hard-working panelists pass the baton to our judges.

Click on each genre for its short list:

Easy Readers
Fantasy & Science Fiction
Fiction Picture Books
Graphic Novels
Middle Grade Fiction
Non-Fiction MG/YA
Non-Fiction Picture Books
Young Adult Fiction

Happy New Year, book lovers!
–Anne Levy, Editor

UPDATE: All lists are now posted. Hooray!

Comments 14

  1. Tarie

    Yay! I have been waiting for these shortlists! You know what this means, right? This means I will try to read ALL of these books. LOL. :o)

  2. Els Kushner

    What fabulous lists! I was so happy to see some of my favorites on them, and many more that I need to seek out. Many many thanks to the fabulous and hard-reading panelists!
    Now on to the judging…

  3. Jeannine Atkins

    Round of applause, yes! I love the way you involve us in the steps and keep up the excitement — and reading! I’m cheering for some of these, and can’t wait to get my hands on others. Thank you!

  4. Donalyn Miller

    It was gratifying to see so many books I have fallen in love with over the past twelve months (May the odds always be in The Hunger Games favor to win the Newbery!).
    I just added scores more books to my “books-to-read” goodreads shelf. Thanks for providing such a wonderful list of must reads to my students and me.

  5. Wendy Mass

    Hi to all the hardworking bloggers out there! I was really honored and touched to hear that EVERY SOUL A STAR was a middle grade finalist. You guys have always been so supportive of my books, and it means a lot to me. So thank you for that, and for pointing me to so many great reads that i wouldn’t have found otherwise. (if my editor asks why i’m behind schedule, i’m going to blame you. just a heads up.)
    Wendy Mass
    (i’m sorry if this came up twice!)

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