The shortlist for the National Book Awards have been announced!
Kathi Appelt, The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp (Atheneum Books for Young Readers/Simon & Schuster)
Cynthia Kadohata, The Thing About Luck (Atheneum Books for Young Readers/Simon & Schuster)
Meg Rosoff, Picture Me Gone (G.P. Putnam’s Sons, a division of Penguin Group USA)
This short list came from an earlier long list, which, in addition to these five, had an additional five titles:
Kate DiCamillo, Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures (Candlewick Press)
Lisa Graff, A Tangle of Knots (Philomel, A division of Penguin Group USA)
Alaya Dawn Johnson, The Summer Prince (Arthur A. Levine Books/Scholastic)
David Levithan, Two Boys Kissing (Knopf Books for Young Readers/Random House)
Anne Ursu, The Real Boy (Walden Pond Press/an Imprint HarperCollinsPublishers)
Part of the reason I didn’t blog about the long list earlier is, well, I was a bit overwhelmed by it! So many titles that I hadn’t read and I knew that there was no way I was going to be able to read them all.
I will, though, try to read those on the shortlist that I haven’t read before.
Wish me luck! I have until November 20, the day the winner is announced!