I've been away a few days ringing in 2009 and am now back perusing the internets and ran across the 2008 Cybils finalists.
The Cybil Awards are "the children's and young adult blogger's literary awards." Basically, the way it works is that bloggers can nominate books they read and review and each year the group picks the "best of the best." So it's not ALA accredited or anything, but we all know the power of blogging!
It looks like I have some reading to do now! (As if I don't have a mile high stack of books already in line to read!)
Check out the list here, and enjoy! The 2008 Cybil Finalists.