I am thrilled to be judging the Cybils in the category of Easy Readers and Early Chapter Books but mum’s the word on my opionion of the short list until the winners are announced on February 14th (also International Book Giving Day!).
All I can say is that this is a great list for emerging readers and newly independent readers. I’ve read the entire list there is something great about every single book! Feel free to find at your local library!
Cybils 2015 Best Easy Readers
Extraordinary Warren: A Super Chicken by Sarah Dillard
Cybils 2015 Best Early Chapter Books
Violet Mackerel’s Possible Friend by Anna Branford
The Chicken Squad: The First Misadventure by Doreen Cronin
The Lion Who Stole My Arm by Nicola Davies
Dory Fantasmagory by Abby Hanlon
Lulu and the Rabbit Next Door by Hilary McKay
Like Carrot Juice on a Cupcake by Julie Sternberg
Lulu’s Mysterious Mission by Judith Viorst
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