The Nominations
Fantasy/Sci Fi

The last month has been amazing, watching the nominations come in. I thought that I read a lot of fantasy and science fiction, but I had no idea there were so many excellent books in the genre  published in one year. The nominating committee is having a great time reading all these good books, but it’s going to be difficult to choose just five!

There are still a few publishers that we haven’t heard from regarding review copies, but it’s not too late. If you’d like to supply the panelists with copies of your nominated titles, please email me at

Here is the complete list of nominated books in the fantasy and science fiction category, after all category changes have been made. If you don’t see a book you nominated here, please check the other categories. If you can’t find it, post a note in the comments below and I’ll check it out.

Sheila Ruth, coordinator for the Fantasy/Sci Fi category

Abadazad: The Road to Inconceivable
by J.M. DeMatteis, Mike Ploog

Agent Boo: The Littlest Agent
by Alex De Campi; illustrated by Edo Fuijkschot

Amazing Flight of Darius Frobisher, The
by Bill Harley
Peachtree Publishers

by Chris Abouzeid
Penguin: Dutton

Artemis Fowl: The Lost Colony
by Eoin Colfer
Hyperion: Miramax

by Terie Garrison

Avielle of Rhia
by Dia Calhoun
Marshall Cavendish Children’s Books

Beast of Noor, The
by Janet Lee Carey
Simon & Schuster: Atheneum

Beasts of Clawstone Castle, The
by Eva Ibbotson
Penguin: Dutton

Beka Cooper: Terrier
by Tamora Pierce
Random House

Bella at Midnight
by Diane Stanley

Blue Bloods
by Melissa de la Cruz

Book of Story Beginnings, The
by Kristin Kladstrup

by Serena Robar
Penguin: Berkley

by Delia Sherman
Penguin: Viking Juvenile

Charlie Bone And The Hidden King
by Jenny Nimmo

by Catherine Fisher
HarperCollins: Greenwillow

Darkling Plain, A
by Philip Reeve
HarperCollins: Eos

Death of a Ghost
by Charles Butler

by Maureen Johnson
Penguin: Razorbill

Dream Spinner
by Bonnie Dobkin

Endymion Spring
by Matthew Skelton
RandomHouse: Delacorte

by Christopher Golden and Ford Lytle Gilmore
Penguin: Razorbill

Erec Rex: The Dragon’s Eye
by Kaza Kingsley
Firelight Press

Evil Star
by Anthony Horowitz

Eye Pocket: The Fantastic Society of Peculiar Adventurers, The
by E.J. Crow
DNA Press

by Brandon Mull
Shadow Mountain

by Gail Carson Levine

Fetch, The
by Chris Humphreys
RandomHouse: Knopf Books for Young Readers

Floating Island, The
by Elizabeth Haydon
Tor: Starscape

Gideon: The Cutpurse
by Linda Buckley-Archer
Simon & Schuster

Gilda Joyce, and the Ladies of the Lake
by Jennifer Allison
Penguin: Dutton

by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
RandomHouse: Delacorte

Good Fairies of New York, The
by Martin Millar
Soft Skull

by Lois Lowry
Houghton Mifflin: Walter Lorraine Books

by Anthony McGowan
Simon & Schuster

Here Be Monsters
by Alan Snow
Simon & Schuster: Atheneum

Here, There Be Dragons
by James A. Owen
Simon Simon S&Samp;amp; Schuster Schuster: Simon & Schuster

High School Bites: The Lucy Chronicles
by Liza Conrad
NAL Trade

by Nina Wright

Horns & Wrinkles
by Joseph Helgerson
Houghton Mifflin

Horse Passages
by Jennifer Macaire
Medallion Press

Into the Woods
by Lyn Gardner
David Fickling Books

King of Attolia, The
by Megan Whalen Turner
HarperCollins: Greenwillow

by Philip Reeve

Last Days, The
by Scott Westerfield
Penguin: Razorbill

Last Dragon, The
by Silvana de Mari
Hyperion: Miramax

Last of the Wilds
by Trudi Canavan
HarperCollins: Eos

Legend of Zoey, The
by Candie Moonshower
RandomHouse: Delacorte

Life As We Knew It
by Susan Beth Pfeffer
Harcourt Children’s Books

London Calling
by Edward Bloor
RandomHouse: Knopf Books for Young Readers

Looking Glass Wars, The
by Frank Beddor
Penguin: Dial

Lurkers, The
by Charles Butler
Usborne Publishing Ltd

Magic Lessons
by Justine Larbalestier
Penguin: Razorbill

Monster Blood Tattoo: The Foundling
by DM Cornish
Penguin: Putnam

New Moon
by Stephenie Meyer
Little, Brown (Hachette)

Peter Pan in Scarlet
by Geraldine McCaughrean
Simon & Schuster: Margaret K. McElderry

Pinhoe Egg, The
by Diana Wynne Jones
HarperCollins: Greenwillow

Privilege of the Sword
by Ellen Kushner
RandomHouse: Bantam Dell

Prophet of Yonwood, The
by Jeanne Duprau
Random House

Ptolemy’s Gate
by Jonathan Stroud
Hyperion: Miramax

by Melanie Gideon
Penguin: Razorbill

Quest of the Dragon Stone
by Ami Blackford
Red Cygnet Press

Ranger’s Apprentice: The Burning Bridge, The
by John Flanagan
Penguin: Philomel

River Secrets
by Shannon Hale

by Jason Hightman
HarperCollins: Eos

Sea of Monsters, The
by Rick Riordan
Hyperion: Miramax

Septimus Heap #2: Flyte
by Angie Sage
HarperCollins: Katherine Tegen Books

Shadow in the Deep
by L.B. Graham
P & R Publishing

Shadow Thieves, The
by Anne Ursu
Simon & Schuster: Atheneum

Silver City
by Cliff McNish
Carolrhoda Books

Sir Thursday
by Garth Nix

Sisters Grimm: The Problem Child
by Michael Buckley

Softwire: Virus on Orbis 1, The
by PJ Haarsma

Stones of Abraxas
by K Osborn Sullivan

Summer King, The
by O.R. Melling
Amulet Books

Sword of Anton
by Gene Del Vecchio
Pelican Publishing Company

Temping Fate
by Esther Friesner
Penguin: Dutton

Tide Knot, The
by Helen Dunmore

Travels of Thelonious
by Susan Schade and Jon Buller
Simon & Schuster: Simon & Schuster

by Penni Russon
HarperCollins: Greenwillow

by Ursula Le Guin
Harcourt Children’s Books

by Joseph Bruchac
Penguin: Dial

Wall and the Wing, The
by Laura Ruby
HarperCollins: Eos

by Terry Pratchett

by Maureen Doyle McQuerry
Idylls Press

Wuthering High
by Cara Lockwood