The Cybils Award Announcement!
The Cybils - Children's and Young Adult Bloggers' Literary Awards - have been announced at the Cybils website - CLICK HERE. I love this award because they often-times choose books that weren't on people's radar. This year is no exception. The category winners are:
Book Apps: DRAGON BRUSH by Small Planet Digital
Fiction Picture Books: A HOME FOR BIRD by Philip C. Stead, Roaring Brook
Non-fiction Picture Books: MRS. HARKNESS AND THE PANDA by Alicia Potter, illustrated by Melissa Sweet, Knopf BFYR
Easy Readers: A TRIP TO THE BOTTOM OF THE WORLD WITH MOUSE by Frank Viva, Toon Books (love them!)
Early Chapter Books: SADIE AND RATZ by Sonya Hartnett, illustrated by Ann James, Candlewick Press
Poetry: BOOKSPEAK! POEMS ABOUT BOOKS by Laura Purdie Salas (who I interviewed HERE), illustrated by Josee Bisaillon, Clarion Books
Graphic Novels: GIANTS BEWARE! by jorge Aguirre and Rafael Rosado, 1st Second Books
Fantasy & Science Fiction: THE FALSE PRINCE: BOOK 1 OF THE ASCENDANCE TRILOGY by Jennifer A. Nielsen, Scholastic
Middle Grade Fiction: WONDER by R.J.Palacio, Knopf BFYR
Nonfiction Books: BOMB: THE RACE TO BUILD - AND STEAL - THE WORLD'S MOST DANGEROUS WEAPON by Steve Sheinkin, Flash Point (This one has won just about every award out there - I HAVE to read this!)
Graphic Novels: FRIENDS WITH BOYS by FAith Erin Hicks, 1st Second Books
Fantasy & Science Fiction: SERAPHINA by Rachel Hartman, Random House BFYR (I read this one and totally approve)
Young Adult Fiction: ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL by Jesse Andrews, Amulet
Go to the Cybils website to read blurbs about each book - and put them on your reading list!