- Goblin Secrets by William Alexander (ages 8 and up)
- Out of Reach by Carrie Arcos (ages 14 and up)
- Never Fall Down by Patirica McCormick (ages 14 and up)
- Endangered by Eliot Schrefer (ages 12 and up)
- Bomb: The Race to Build--and Steal--the World's Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin (ages 10 and up)
I'm cheering for Bomb, and I'm going to try to get my hands on a copy of Endangered before the winner is announced in mid-November.