Friday, February 18, 2011

Kidlit Agathas

Snatched from the lovely Janet Rudolph at Mystery Fanfare: the Agatha Noms for kidlit:

Best Children's/Young Adult:

Theodore Boone, Kid Lawyer by John Grisham
Theodosia and the Eyes of Horus by R. L. LaFevers
The Agency: A Spy in the House by Y. S. Lee
Virals by Kathy Reichs
The Other Side of Dark by Sarah Smith

Happy weekend, all!


  1. I recognized Reichs and Grisham, of course, and wondered how many of the others write novels for adults as well. Looks like 3 of the five, with Lee and LaFevers dedicated to YA/Children's.

    Not that it matters, I guess. Just one of those "I wonder" things. Now I'll go check out the other nominees.

  2. Sometimes I wish that adult crime writers would just back off writing for children. It seems too calculating or something. That parents would pick up their books for name recognition. But maybe they are terrific, I don't know.

  3. Actually, they're usually not so great--your instinct is right, Patti. It takes skill to not talk TO a kid, but sit down next to him/her and get what that view is like.

    I'll be interested to read some of these, hoping they prove me wrong...