Experts keep predicting that the fantasy genre has run its course, but, to paraphrase Mark Twain, reports of the death of fantasy are an exaggeration. Instead, the genre has grown and diversified, and today we have an incredibly varied menu to choose from.
Science Fiction, while not as popular, has also matured into a deep, thought-provoking, literary genre. Fantasy and science fiction take us on a journey to places we can only visit in our minds. They ignite the imagination and allow us to ask, “What if?” They expand the boundaries of our world to include the improbable, the possible and the impossible.
Help us to choose the very best children’s and YA fantasy and science fiction books of 2006 by submitting your nomination below. We are looking for books that have BOTH kid appeal and literary merit.
--Sheila Ruth, Wands and Worlds
Leave nomination for this category in the comments below. Nominations close Nov. 20.