Monday, June 04, 2007

Quills nominees

The shortlists for the Quills are out and, hey, they're a lot better this year. (Thanks to Shaken & Stirred for the link.) Here are the nominees in the children's categories:

Picture Books

The Adventures of the Dish and the Spoon
by Mini Grey

Fancy Nancy and the Posh Puppy
by Jane O'Connor, illustrated by Robin Preiss

by David Wiesner

Orange Pear Apple Bear
by Emily Gravett

Owen & Mzee: The Language of Friendship
by Isabella Hatkoff, Craig Hatkoff and Dr. Paula Kahumbu, photos by Peter Greste

Middle Grade

by Sara Pennypacker, illustrated by Marla Frazee

Diary of a Wimpy Kid
by Jeff Kinney

The Invention of Hugo Cabret
by Brian Selznick

Pick Me Up
by Jeremy Leslie and David Roberts

The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 3)
by Rick Riordan

Young Adult/Teen

American Born Chinese
by Gene Luen Yang

The Green Glass Sea
by Ellen Klages

by Alice Hoffman

Life as We Knew It
by Susan Beth Pfeffer

by Patricia McCormick

I know the public was somehow taken out of the nominating process, though they will have the final vote for "Book of the Year." You can read all about the new voting procedures here.