Sunday, January 3, 2010

2009 Cybils Poetry Finalists

So sorry I haven’t posted for over a week. I was in the White Mountains of New Hampshire for a few days saying goodbye to 2009 and toasting in the New Year with close friends. I didn’t have Internet access. I did have lots of great food, delicious bubbly, and plenty of good laughs while I was away.

This year I’m serving as a Round II Judge on the Cybils Poetry Panel. You can read more about the finalists here: Cybils Poetry Finalists 2009.


2009 Cybils Poetry Finalists

African Acrostics: A Word in Edgeways
written by Avis Harley
with photographs by Deborah Noyes


The Bill Martin Jr Big Book of Poetry
edited by Bill Martin Jr. and Michael Sampson

The Monsterologist: A Memoir in Rhyme
written by Bobbi Katz
illustrated by Adam McCauley

Red Sings from Treetops: A Year in Colors
written by Joyce Sidman
illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski

Click here to read my review of Red Sings from Treetops.

The Tree That Time Built:
A Celebration of Nature, Science, and Imagination
selected by Mary Ann Hoberman and Linda Winston,
illustrated by Barbara Fortin

Click here to read my review of The Tree That Time Built.

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2009 Cybils Poetry Panelists


Panelists (Round I Judges):
Bruce Black, Wordswimmer
Kristy Dempsey, Reverie--Abstract Musings on a Hopeful Life
Kelly Fineman (see panel organizer)
Tricia Stohr-Hunt, The Miss Rumphius Effect
Sylvia Vardell, Poetry for Children

Judges (Round II):
Sara Lewis Holmes, Read Write Believe
Elaine Magliaro, Wild Rose Reader
Greg Pincus, GottaBook
Jama Rattigan, Alphabet Soup
Stacey Shubitz, Two Writing Teachers

3 comments:

Ebony Haywood said...

thanks for the info. i must check these books out.

p.s. i made my own jibjab video. so much fun! :)

Tricia said...

I'm so happy to hand this list off to you. The books are fabulous. My only regret is that I can't be a fly on the wall for your deliberations.

BTW, Happy New Year!

Elaine Magliaro said...

Ebony,

They are all excellent books. I liked your JibJab video.


Tricia,

I thought there were many fine children's poetry books published in 2009. I wonder if the poetry-nominating panel had a difficult time getting the list down to five books???

In addition to serving as a judge on the Cybils Poetry Panel, I'm a member of the NCTE Poetry Committee--which is currently working on a list of 2008 Poetry Notables for "Language Arts."