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Cybils Shortlist Finalists! Easy Readers & Early Chapter Books

on January 2, 2015
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The round 2 titles for my category of the Cybils have been announced. These are the books I’ll be reading this month, although you won’t see any commentary or reviews until after Feb. 15th. I’ll be reviewing these books with Maestra Amanda, The Cath in the Hat, The Pragmatic Mom, and The Busy Librarian.

The round 1 judges spent countless hours reading, reviewing and discussing the merits of these books (among others). They did a great job narrowing down the selection for my round 2 group. View the list, along with their commentaries on the Cybils website.

Easy Readers

Extraordinary Warren: A Super Chicken by Sarah Dillard (Aladdin)
Okay, Andy! by Maxwell Eaton (Blue Apple Books)
Clara and Clem Under the Sea by Ethan Long (Penguin USA)
Pigsticks and Harold and the Incredible Journey by Alex Milway (Candlewick Press)
The Ice Cream Shop: A Steve and Wessley Reader by Jennifer E. Morris (Scholastic)
Inch and Roly and the Sunny Day Scare by Melissa Wiley (Simon Spotlight)
My New Friend Is So Fun! by Mo Willems (Disney-Hyperion)

Early Chapter Books

Violet Mackerel’s Possible Friend by Anna Branford (Atheneum)
The Chicken Squad: The First Misadventure by Doreen Cronin (Atheneum)
The Lion Who Stole My Arm by Nicola Davies (Candlewick Press)
Dory Fantasmagory by Abby Hanlon (Dial Books)
Lulu and the Rabbit Next Door by Hilary McKay (Albert Whitman & Company)
Like Carrot Juice on a Cupcake by Julie Sternberg (Abrams Books for Young Readers)
Lulu’s Mysterious Mission by Judith Viorst (Atheneum)

I’ll be reviewing these books with:

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