Cybils Middle Grade Fiction Nominated Titles: 2008

10 Lucky Things That Have Happened to Me Since I Nearly Got Hit by Lightning
written by Mary Hershey
Wendy Lamb Books

Reviewed by: Sherry |


42 Miles
written by Tracie Vaughn Zimmer
Clarion Books

Reviewed by: Melissa |


A Thousand Never Evers
written by Shana Burg
Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers

Reviewed by: kbaccellia | Mary | Sherry |


Acadian Star
written by Helene Boudreau
Nimbus


Alexandria of Africa
written by Eric Walters
Doubleday Books for Young Readers


Alice’s Birthday Pig
written by Tim Kennemore
Eerdmans Books for Young Readers

Reviewed by: Sherry |


Aloha Crossing
written by Pamela Bauer Mueller
Pinata


Alvin Ho
written by Lenore Look
Schwartz and Wade Books

Reviewed by: Mary | Sherry |


Andrea Carter and the San Francisco Smugglers
written by Susan Marlow
Kregel


Anna Smudge: Professional Shrink
written by MAC
Toasted Coconut Media

Reviewed by: kbaccellia |


Autumn Winifred Oliver Does Things Different
written by Kristin O’Donnell Tubb
Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers

Reviewed by: Sherry |


Brand New School, Brave New Ruby
written by Derrick Barnes
Scholastic


Breathing Soccer
written by Debbie Spring
Thistledown


Bringing the Boy Home
written by N. A. Nelson
HarperCollins

Reviewed by: Mary | shelfelf | Sherry |


Brooklyn Bridge
written by Karen Hesse
Feiwel & Friends

Reviewed by: Mary | thereadingzone |


Carlos is Gonna Get It
written by Kevin Emerson
Arthur A Levine

Reviewed by: Sherry |


Case of the Bizarre Bouquets
written by Nancy Springer
Penguin USA

Reviewed by: Mary |


Cemetery Street
written by Brenda Seabrooke
Holiday House


Chancey of the Maury River
written by Gigi Amateau
Candlewick Press


Cicada Summer
written by Andrea Beaty
Amulet

Reviewed by: Mary | Matt | shelfelf | Sherry |


Clementine’s Letter
written by Sara Pennypacker
Hyperion

Reviewed by: kbaccellia | Mary | Matt | Melissa | Sherry |


Cosmic
written by Frank Cottrell Boyce
Macmillan


Daisy Dawson is on Her Way
written by Steve Voake
Candlewick Press

Reviewed by: Melissa |


Diamond of Drury Lane
written by Julia Golding
Roaring Brook

Reviewed by: Everead | Sherry |


Diamond Willow
written by Helen Frost
Farrar, Strauss & Giroux

Reviewed by: Mary | Melissa | Sherry |


Dodger and Me
written by Jordan Sonnenblick
Feiwel & Friends

Reviewed by: thereadingzone |


Dog Lost
written by Ingrid Lee
Chicken House


Don’t Talk to Me About the War
written by David Adler
Viking

Reviewed by: Mary | Sherry |


Eleven
written by Patricia Reilly Giff
Wendy Lamb Books

Reviewed by: Mary | Melissa | Sherry | thereadingzone |


Ellie McDoodle: New Kid in School
written and illustrated by Ruth McNally Barshaw
Bloomsbury USA

Reviewed by: Melissa |


Elvis and Olive
written by Stephanie Watson
Scholastic


Eve of the Emperor Penguin
written by Mary Pope Osborne
Random House Children’s Books


Every Soul a Star
written by Wendy Mass
Little, Brown

Reviewed by: Melissa |


Fencing with Fear
Blake Education


Fiendish Deeds
written by P.J. Bracegirdle
Margaret K. McElderry


Finder’s Magic
written by C.M. Fleming
Onstage Publishing


First Daughter: White House Rules
written by Mitali Perkins
Penguin USA

Reviewed by: jocelyn | Sherry |


Forever Rose
written by Hilary McKay
Margaret K. McElderry

Reviewed by: Melissa | Sherry |


Fouling Out
written by Gregory Walters
Orca Books

Reviewed by: Sherry |


From Alice to Zen and Everyone in Between
written by Elizabeth Atkinson
Carolrhoda Books

Reviewed by: Everead | Sherry |


Greetings from Nowhere
written by Barbara O’Connor
Farrar, Strauss & Giroux

Reviewed by: Mary |


Grow
written by Juanita Havill
Peachtree

Reviewed by: Mary | Matt | thereadingzone |


Hate that Cat
written by Sharon Creech
HarperCollins

Reviewed by: Mary | shelfelf |


Hockey Player for Life
written by Howard Shapiro
iUniverse


Hope Chest
written by Karen Schwabach
Random House Children’s Books


I’m So Not a Pop Star
written by Kimberly Greene
Usborne


I.Q.
written by Roland Smith
Sleeping Bear Press


Iggy the Iguana
written by Melissa Marie Williams
Longtale Publishing


In the Company of Owls
written by Peter Huggins
New South Books


Island of Mad Scientists
written by Howard Whitehouse
Kids Can Press, Ltd

Reviewed by: Melissa | Sherry |


Itch
written by Michelle Kwasney
Henry Holt

Reviewed by: Sherry |


Jeremy Cabbage and the Living Museum of Human Oddballs and Quadruped Delights
written by David Elliott
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers

Reviewed by: Mary | Matt | Sherry |


Jessie’s Mountain
written by Kerry Madden
Viking

Reviewed by: Mary | shelfelf | Sherry |


Jimmy’s Stars
written by Mary Ann Rodman
Farrar, Strauss & Giroux

Reviewed by: Mary | Melissa | Sherry |


Julia Gillian and the Art of Knowing
written by Alison McGhee
Scholastic

Reviewed by: Sherry |


Just Grace Walks the Dog
written by Charise Mericle Harper
Houghton Mifflin

Reviewed by: Mary |


Keeping Score
written by Linda Sue Park
Clarion Books

Reviewed by: Mary | Sherry |


Little Audrey
written by Ruth White
Farrar, Strauss & Giroux

Reviewed by: Mary | Melissa |


Little Leap Forward: A Boy in Beijing
written by Guo Yue
Barefoot Books

Reviewed by: Melissa |


Lizard Love
written by Wendy Townsend
Front Street


Longhorns and Outlaws
written by Linda Aksomitis
Coteau

Reviewed by: Sherry |


Luck of the Draw
written by Diana Tuorto
Book Surge


Man in the Moon
written by Dotti Enderle
Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers


Mary and Jody in the Movies
written by JoAnn Dawson
Jabberwocky/Sourcebooks


Masterpiece
written by Elise Broach
Henry Holt

Reviewed by: Melissa |


Meeting Miss 405
written by Lois Peterson
Orca Books


Moxy Maxwell Does not Love Writing Thank You Notes
written by Peggy Gifford
Schwartz and Wade Books

Reviewed by: Mary | Melissa | Sherry |


Murder Sucks
written by June Whyte
Zumaya Thresholds


My Cousin the Alien
written by Pamela Stewart
Carolrhoda Books


My Dad’s a Birdman
written by David Almond
Candlewick Press

Reviewed by: Everead |


My New Best Friend
written by Julie Bowe
Harcourt


My One Hundred Adventures
written by Polly Horvath
Schwartz and Wade Books

Reviewed by: Mary | Sherry |


My So-Called Family
written by Courtney Schienmel
Simon & Schuster


No Cream Puffs
written by Karen Day
Wendy Lamb Books

Reviewed by: Melissa |


Piper Reed: The Great Gypsy
written by Kimberley Willis Holt
Henry Holt


Porcupine Year
written by Louise Erdrich
HarperCollins

Reviewed by: Mary |


Praire Dog Cowboy
written by V. Gilbert Zabel
4RV Publishing


Radiant Girl
written by Andrea White
Bright Sky Press

Reviewed by: kbaccellia | Melissa |


Samantha Hansen has Rocks in her Head
written by Nancy Viau
Amulet


Sarah Simpson’s Rules for Living
written by Rebecca Rupp
Candlewick Press


Savvy
written by Ingrid Law
Dial

Reviewed by: Everead | Mary | Melissa | shelfelf |


Searching for a Starry Night
written by Christine Verstraete
Echelon Press


Shooting the Moon
written by Frances O’Roark Dowell
Atheneum

Reviewed by: Mary | Matt | Sherry |


Sisters of the Sword
written by Maya Snow
HarperCollins

Reviewed by: Sherry |


Six Innings
written by James Preller
Feiwel & Friends

Reviewed by: Mary | Sherry |


State of Wilderness
written by Elysabeth Eldering
4RV Publishing


Steinbeck’s Ghost
written by Lewis Buzbee
Feiwel & Friends


Step Fourth Mallory!
written by Laurie Friedman
Carolrhoda Books


Taneesha Never Disparaging
written by M. LaVora Perry
Wisdom Publications


Tennyson
written by Lesley M.M. Blume
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers

Reviewed by: kbaccellia | Mary | Melissa | Sherry | thereadingzone |


Thank You Lucky Stars
written by Beverley Donofrio
Schwartz and Wade Books

Reviewed by: Sherry |


The Adventures of Seamus the Sheltie
written by James Beverly
Nightengale Press


The Attack of the Growling Eyeballs
written by Lin Oliver
Simon & Schuster


The Big Splash
written by Jack Ferraiolo
Amulet


The Bone Magician
written by F.E. Higgins
Feiwel & Friends

Reviewed by: kbaccellia |


The Book of Nonsense
written by David Michael Slater
Blooming Tree Press


The Boy Who Dared
written by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
Scholastic

Reviewed by: Mary | Sherry |


The Buddha’s Diamonds
written by Carolyn Marsden
Candlewick Press

Reviewed by: Sherry |


The Calder Game
written by Blue Balliett
Scholastic

Reviewed by: Sherry |


The Case of the Fiendish Flapjack Flop
written by Nate Evans
Jabberwocky/Sourcebooks


The Curse of Addy McMahon
written by Katie Davis
Greenwillow Books

Reviewed by: kbaccellia | Sherry |


The Dove Family Tale: A True Story
written by Jalma Barrett
Book Surge


The Floating Circus
written by Tracie Vaughn Zimmer
Bloomsbury USA

Reviewed by: Sherry |


The Girl Who Could Fly
written by Victoria Forrester
Feiwel & Friends

Reviewed by: Mary | Sherry |


The Gollywhopper Games
written by Jody Feldman
Greenwillow Books

Reviewed by: Melissa | Sherry |


The Life and Crimes of Bernetta Wallflower
written by Lisa Graff
Laura Geringer

Reviewed by: kbaccellia | Melissa |


The London Eye Mystery
written by Siobhan Dowd
David Fickling Books

Reviewed by: Everead | Melissa | Sherry |


The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey
written by Trenton Lee Stewart
Little, Brown

Reviewed by: Everead | Melissa |


The Penderwicks on Gardham Street
written by Jeanne Birdsall
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers

Reviewed by: Mary | Melissa |


The Postcard
written by Tony Abbott
Little, Brown

Reviewed by: Mary | thereadingzone |


The Secrets of the Cirque Medrano
written by Elaine Scott
Charlesbridge


The Tallest Tree
written by Sandra Belton
Amistad

Reviewed by: Sherry |


The Trouble with Rules
written by Leslie Bulion
Peachtree

Reviewed by: Melissa | Sherry |


The Truth About Truman School
written by Dori Hillestad Butler
Albert Whitman & Company

Reviewed by: Sherry |


The Underneath
written by Kathi Appelt
Atheneum

Reviewed by: Mary | Matt | Sherry | thereadingzone |


The Walls of Cartagena
written by Julia Durango
Simon & Schuster

Reviewed by: Melissa |


The Willoughbys
written by Lois Lowry
Houghton Mifflin

Reviewed by: Mary | Matt | Melissa | Sherry | thereadingzone |


The Year of the Rat
written by Grace Lin
Little, Brown

Reviewed by: shelfelf | Sherry |


The Youngest Templar
written by Michael Spradlin
Putnam

Reviewed by: Sherry |


Third Grade Baby
written by Jenny Meyerhoff
Farrar, Strauss & Giroux


Thirteen
written by Lauren Myracle
Dutton Juvenile


Tracking Daddy Down
written by Marybeth Kelsey
Greenwillow Books


Up and Down the Scratchy Mountains
written by Laurel Snyder
Random House Children’s Books


Violet Raines Almost Got Struck by Lightning
written by Danette Haworth
Walker Books for Young Readers

Reviewed by: kbaccellia | Melissa | thereadingzone |


Waiting for Normal
written by Leslie Connor
Katherine Tegen Books

Reviewed by: Everead | kbaccellia | Mary | thereadingzone |


Where the Steps Were
written by Andrea Cheng
Boyds Mills Press


White Sands, Red Menace
written by Ellen Klages
Viking


Window Boy
written by Andrea White
Bright Sky Press

Reviewed by: Sherry |


Zibby Payne and the Red Carpet Revolt
written by Alison Bell
Lobster Press


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  5. There are some books on the list that I want to reveiw is that possible?

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