This year marked my third venture as a Cybils (Children's and Young Adult Blogger's Literary Awards) panelist. In 2011 I was a first round panelist for middle grade fiction (everything except speculative fiction), which meant I got to speed-read 140 novels between October and December. In 2012 and 2013, I chose a more sedate position--that of a second round judge. A second-rounder has to read a mere five or six titles--those on the shortlist--and crown a winner.
This year, the finalists were:
If you head over to my post on Project Mayhem this morning, you can find out how to win one of these titles!! Here's the link: http://project-middle-grade-mayhem.blogspot.com/