Monday, December 24, 2018

Armchair #CybilsShortlist- Middle Grade Fiction


I know it's been a while since my last post, so I decided that I would take a little pause from all my reading to participate in the Armchair #CybilsShortlist.  What is that you ask?  It's a little contest to predict the finalist's list for a single category for the Cybils Award.  So, even though I'm a round one panelist for Elementary/Middle-Grade Speculative Fiction, I can still participate by picking one of the other categories.  Then I just need to generate a list of five-seven books that I think/hope will be on the shortlist for that category, and then just tag it to Twitter.  Easy peasy.  I hope you'll consider giving it a shot.  I'd really like to see your guess, especially for my category!  So head on over to to view the rules, list of categories and links to all the books that were nominated.  

On to my guesses for Middle-Grade Fiction:

Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed

Boy Bites Bug by Rebecca Petruck

Escape from Aleppo by N.H. Senzai  

Front Desk by Kelly Yang  *Had to pick this one cause I nominated it!*  

Lions and Liars by Kate Beasley

Louisiana's Way Home by Kate DiCamillo 

The Orphan Band of Springdale by Anne Nesbet

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  1. Loved seeing your picks. The Front Desk has always intrigued me. Happy Holidays!

  2. I've only read Front Desk - it's definitely a good pick for the shortlist!