CYBILS 2013 Finalists Are Announced

If you are sad to see the Nerdy Book Awards end, you can get excited about the next round of book announcements.  Yesterday, Anne Levy, Cybils Editor-in-Chief, released the full list of finalists for each category.   Today, I am sharing what books ended up on the Easy Readers and Early Chapter Book lists.  I love discovering new books for students in first to third grades.  Check out this great list of finalists...

2013 Finalists: Easy Readers

A Big Guy Took My Ball! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) by Mo Willems (Disney Hyperion)

Joe and Sparky Go to School by Jamie Michalak (Candlewick Press)

Love Is in the Air (Penguin Young Readers, L2) by Jonathan Fenske (Penguin)

Penny and Her Marble by Kevin Henkes (Greenwillow Books)

The Meanest Birthday Girl by Josh Schneider (Clarion Books)

Urgency Emergency! Big Bad Wolf  by Dosh Archer (Albert Whitman & Company)

2013 Finalists: Early Chapter Books

Dragonbreath #9: The Case of the Toxin Mutants by Ursula Vernon (Dial)

Home Sweet Horror (Scary Tales) by James Preller (Feiwel & Friends)

Kelsey Green, Reading Queen (Franklin School Friends) by Claudia Mills (Farrar, Strauss, & Giroux)

Lulu and the Dog from the Sea by Hilary McKay (Albert Whitman & Company)

The Life of Ty: Penguin Problems by Lauren Myracle (Dutton Juvenile)

Violet Mackerel's Natural Habitat by Anna Branford (Atheneum)

As a Round 2 Judge for the Easy Readers and Early Chapter Books Panel, I am excited with these choices and I am ready to dive into the books above.  Read along and see which ones you would select as winners.