Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Edgar Nominees

The 2010 Edgar nominees have been announced! Check them all out on Sarah Weinman's blog.

I thought I would list all the 'Best Juvenile' noms, since that's the topic here and all. I was happy to find I have read none of these, so more for the TBR pile.

Quick footnote: the MWA/Edgar people lump Children's, YA and middle-grade in the same category, so check out the titles and suggested age range before diving in, in case this matters to you. I did a quick check, and listed the age group after the title (only one YA in there, sad to say).

Anyway, here are the nominees in the juvenile category; congrats to the authors, and happy reading to the rest of us:


The Case of the Case of Mistaken Identity (Middle-Grade) by Mac Barnett
The Red Blazer Girls: The Ring of Rocamadour (Children's) by Michael D. Beil
Closed for the Season (YA) by Mary Downing Hahn
Creepy Crawly Crime (Children's) by Aaron Reynolds
The Case of the Cryptic Crinoline (Children's) by Nancy Springer


  1. What did you think of the YA list, Fleur?

  2. Yeah, I'm a little disappointed there's only one YA title this year. I think the Best Juvenile would mean more if it was limited to children's, and if they had another award for middle-grade and/or YA. Lumping all these together doesn't work, imo.

    There were many great titles published (books by Elizabeth Scott, Walter Dean-Myers and Rita Williams-Garcia come to mind, off the top of my head) that were definitely Edgar-worthy.

  3. BEST YOUNG ADULT-isn't this it?
    Reality Check by Peter Abrahams (HarperCollins Children’s Books – HarperTeen)
    If the Witness Lied by Caroline B. Cooney (Random House Children’s Books – Delacorte Press)
    The Morgue and Me by John C. Ford (Penguin Young Readers Group – Viking Children’s Books)
    Petronella Saves Nearly Everyone by Dene Low (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children’s Books)
    Shadowed Summer by Saundra Mitchell (Random House Children’s Books – Delacorte Press)

  4. Yeah, I feel stupid now... Must be a January/Monday thing, not paying attention. Thanks :-)