These are the books that help kids make the leap from hogging Mom's lap at storytime to sneaking a flashlight under the covers. It's an important transition, and including this genre was an acknowledgement that these books didn't properly fit with either picture or middle grade books. They're in a class by themselves, as are the judges.
There's a Book
YA Library in Training
Maestra Amanda's Bookshelf
Playing By The Book
UPDATE: My profound apologies for the bad links. Not sure where my brain was instead of on my editing. They're fixed now. -Anne