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Cybils Update (November 20): 11/20/18

Cybils update

Publishers copies are rolling in on a regular basis. I'll made one more update next Tuesday. Come December I'll be running silent as we decide the shortlist. The shortlist will be announced on January 1st, 2019

The Numbers:

  • Nominations: 132
  • Read: 51
  • Currently reading: 4
  • On hand: 30
  • Samples on iPhone: 39

What I read last week:

  • Saving Winslow by Sharon Creech; library book
  • Memphis, Martin, and the mountaintop by Alice Faye Duncan; library book
  • The night diary by Veera Hiranandani; library book
  • Nowhere boy by Katherine Marsh; library book
  • Smack dab in the middle of maybe by Jo Watson Hackl; library book
  • Amal unbound by Aisha Saeed; library book
  • Boy bites bug by Rebecca Petruck; library book
  • There's no base like home by Jessica Mendoza and Alana Mendoza Dusan and Ruth McNally (illustrations); library book
  • Escape from Aleppo by N.H. Senzai; library book
  • So Done by Paula Chase; personal collection
  • The Parker inheritance Varian Johnson; library book
  • Best buds under frogs by Leslie Patricelli; library book
  • Made by Hand: A Crafts Sampler by Carole Lexa Schaefer, Becca Stadtlander; publisher copy
  • The Penderwicks at Last by Jeanne Birdsall; personal collection

Currently reading:

  • The Law of Finders Keepers by Sheila Turnage; personal collection
  • The Bigfoot Files by Linday Eager; personal collection
  • The Island at the End of Everything by Kiran Millwood Hargrave; personal collection
  • Everlasting Nora by Marie Miranda Cruz; personal collection

What's on hand:

  1. Out of left field by Ellen Klages; library book
  2. Bringing me back by Beth Vrabel; library book
  3. Ivy Aberdeen's letter to the world by Ashley Herring Blake; library book
  4. Merci Surez changes gears by Meg Medina; library book
  5. P.S. I miss you by Jen Petro-Roy; library book
  6. Secret sisters of the salty sea by Lynne Rae Perkins; library book
  7. The truth as told by Mason Buttle by Leslie Connor; library book
  8. Betty before X by Ilyasah Shabazz with Rene Watson; library book
  9. Lions & liars by Kate Beasley and Dan Santat (illustrations); library book
  10. One true way by Shannon Hitchcock; library book
  11. The science of breakable things by Tae Keller; library book
  12. The season of Styx Malone by Kekla Magoon; library book
  13. Property of the Rebel Librarian by Allison Varnes; publisher copy
  14. Im Your Shoes by Donna Gephart; publisher copy
  15. Breakout by Kate Messner; library book
  16. Playing Atari with Saddam Hussein by Jennifer Roy and Ali Fadhil; library book
  17. Resistance by Jennifer A. Nielsen; library book
  18. Grenade by Alan Gratz; library book
  19. Me, Frida, and the secret of the peacock ring by Angela Cervantes; library book
  20. My year in the middle by Lila Quintero Weaver; library book
  21. Samantha Spinner and the super-secret plans Russell Ginns and Barbara Fisinger; library book
  22. Squirm by Carl Hiaasen; library book
  23. My Deal with the Universe by Deborah Kerbel; publisher copy
  24. Once Upon a Princess by Christine Marciniak; publisher copy
  25. Return to Mystery Mesa by George Goldthwaite; publisher copy
  26. The Lake of Fire by Donald Willerton; publisher copy
  27. The Bookshop Girl by Sylvia Bishop and Poly Bernatene; publisher copy
  28. Daphne Definitely Doesn't Do Drama by Tami Charles; publisher copy
  29. Copyboy by Vince Vawter; publisher copy
  30. Skylark and Wallcreeper by Anne O'Brien Carelli; publisher copy

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