In the category of Middle Grade fiction...
A Crooked Kind of Perfect by Linda Urban
Cracker: The Best Dog In Vietnam by Cynthia Kadohata
Emma Jean Lazarus Fell Out of A Tree by Lauren Tarshis
Leap of Faith by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Leepike Ridge by N.D. Wilson
Louisiana's Song by Kerry Madden
Miss Spitfire by Sarah Miller
Wild Girls by Pat Murphy
The Poetry Finalists, Fiction Picture Book Finalists, and Science Fiction & Fantasy Finalists have also been announced.
I am just so so so so ecstatic that both A Crooked Kind of Perfect and Miss Spitfire made the finalists in Middle Grade. I have interviewed both Linda Urban and Sarah Miller. I loved Leepike Ridge and Louisiana's Song as well.
More finalists will be announced later in the month.