The 2008-9 Cybils Winners

On 2/14, the latest Cybils were announced.  For those of you unfamiliar with the awards, the purpose is twofold:

1.  To recognize excellent litature that has strong kid-appeal.

2.  To bolster the community of children’s lit bloggers.  

And the winners are:

Easy Readers: I Love My New Toy written by Mo Willems (Hyperion)

Fantasy & Science Fiction Middle Grade: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (HarperCollins)

Young Adult: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic)

Fiction Picture Books: How to Heal a Broken Wing written and illustrated by Bob Graham (Candlewick Press)

Graphic Novels Elementary/Middle Grade: Rapunzel’s Revenge written by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale illustrated by Nathan Hale (Bloomsbury USA)

Young Adult: Emiko Superstar written by Mariko Tamaki illustrated by Steve Rolston (Minx)

Middle-Grade Fiction: The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd (David Fickling Books)

Non-Fiction MG/YA: The Year We Disappeared: A Father-Daughter Memoir by Cylin Busby and John Busby (Bloomsbury USA)

Non-Fiction Picture Books: Nic Bishop Frogs written and illustrated by Nic Bishop (Scholastic Nonfiction)

Poetry: Honeybee by Naomi Shihab Nye (HarperCollins)

Young Adult Fiction: Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E Lockhart (Hyperion)

I’ve read several of these but many are new to me.  Fortunately, my library has an online catalog.  Happy reading, everyone!

–SueBE