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!