I forgot to force my kids to rate them, so I'll have to come back and revise this post next week. And although I bought an iPhone this year, I didn't manage to get hold of any of the Book Apps, so I'm not comparing those.
I think I'll do this by color -- my winners will be Blue, and if I get anyone one else to rate, they'll get their own colors. Everything defaults to yellow, since that indicates that I read it.
And now I can go back to refreshing the Cybils page to see what is up for next year!
Easy Readers/Early Chapter Books - DONE!~
Early Chapter Books - DONE!
- A Trip to the Bottom of the World with Mouse (Toon) by Frank Viva
- Bink and Gollie, Two for One by Kate DiCamillo. I'm tempted to go read any other Bink & Gollies I can find.
- Penny and Her Doll by Kevin Henkes
- Penny and Her Song by Kevin Henkes
- Pinch and Dash Make Soup (Pinch & Dash by Michael J. Daley
Fantasy & Science Fiction (Middle Grade)
- Ivy and Bean Make the Rules (Book 9) by Annie Barrows
- Marty McGuire Digs Worms! by Kate Messner
- Rabbit and Robot: The Sleepover by Cece Bell
- Sadie and Ratz by Sonya Hartnett. This was delicious!
- Violet Mackerel's Brilliant Plot by Anna Branford
Fantasy & Science Fiction (Young Adult) DONE!
- Beswitched by Kate Saunders
- Geeks, Girls, and Secret Identities by Mike Jung
- The Cabinet of Earths by Anne Nesbet
- The False Prince: Book 1 of the Ascendance Trilogy by Jennifer A. Nielsen
- The Last Dragonslayer (The Chronicles of Kazam) by Jasper Fforde
- The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate. This one has stuck with me all year.
- The Peculiar by Stefan Bachmann
Fiction Picture Books DONE
- And All the Stars by Andrea K Höst
- Every Day by David Levithan. Lots of good choices, but this one continues to resonate with me.
- Planesrunner (Everness, Book One) by Ian McDonald
- Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
- The Curiosities: A Collection of Stories by Brenna Yovanoff, Tessa Gratton, and Maggie Stiefvater
- The Drowned Cities by Paolo Bacigalupi
- Vessel by Sarah Beth Durst
- Black Dog by Levi Pinfold
- Chloe and the Lion by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Adam Rex. I'm a sucker for meta.
- Creepy Carrots! by Aaron Reynolds, illustrated by Peter Brown
- Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Jon Klassen. Cute.
- Home for Bird, A by Philip C. Stead
- Infinity and Me by Kate Hosford, illustrated by Gabi Swiatkowska
- One Special Day by Lola M. Schaefer, illustrated by Jessica Meserve
Young Adult DONE!
- Annie Sullivan and the Trials of Helen Keller (Center for Cartoon Studies Presents) by Joseph Lambert
- Giants Beware! by Jorge Aguirre and Rafael Rosado
- Hilda and the Midnight Giant byLuke Pearson
- Little White Duck: A Childhood in China (Single Titles) by Na Liu
- Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales: Big Bad Ironclad! by Nathan Hale. I want to hunt out all the other books in this series.
Middle Grade Fiction
- Darkroom: A Memoir in Black and White by Lila Quintero Weaver
- Drama by Raina Telgemeier
- Friends with Boys by Faith Erin Hicks
- Ichiro by Ryan Inzana
- Marathon by Boaz Yakin. Even though I couldn't always tell the people apart, it was a strong story.
Nonfiction for Tweens & Teens DONE
- Almost Home by Joan Bauer
- Chomp by Carl Hiaasen
- Fourmile by Watt Key
- Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead
- The Adventures of Beanboy by Lisa Harkrader. This stuck with me.
- The Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine. I read this on my way around the library. A good sense of history, if from a well-worn perspective.
- Wonder by R. J. Palacio
Nonfiction Picture Books DONE
- Bomb: The Race to Build--and Steal--the World's Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin
- Last Airlift: A Vietnamese Orphan's Rescue from War by Marsha Skrypuch
- Moonbird: A Year on the Wind with the Great Survivor B95 by Phillip Hoose. I honestly thought this would be boring, since I can't tell a crow from an eagle in the sky, but it held me and had me pushing it upon any innocent bystanders.
- Temple Grandin: How the Girl Who Loved Cows Embraced Autism and Changed the World by Sy Montgomery
- Titanic: Voices From the Disaster by Deborah Hopkinson
- Balloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade by Melissa Sweet
- Dolphin Baby! by Nicola Davies
- Eggs 1, 2, 3: Who Will the Babies Be? by Janet Halfmann
- Island: A Story of the Galapagos by Jason Chin. This was a wonderful readaloud.
- Looking at Lincoln by Maira Kalman
- Mrs. Harkness and the Panda by Alicia Potter
- Nic Bishop Snakes by Nic Bishop
Young Adult Fiction
- BookSpeak! Poems About Books by Laura Purdie Salas
- In the Sea by David Elliott
- Last Laughs: Animal Epitaphs by J. Patrick Lewis
- Lies, Knives, and Girls in Red Dresses by Ron Koertge. I picked it up reluctantly, and then ended up handing it to my high schooler, who devoured it without even noticing he was reading poetry.
- National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry: 200 Poems with Photographs That Squeak, Soar, and Roar! by National Geographic Children's Books
- UnBEElievables: Honeybee Poems and Paintings by Douglas Florian
- Water Sings Blue by Kate Coombs
- Boy21 by Matthew Quick
- Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein. I want this for my shelves. I gave this as a Christmas present.
- Endangered by Eliot Schrefer
- I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga
- Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews
- Storyteller, The by Antonia Michaelis
- Theory of Everything, The by J.J. Johnson
- Bats! Furry Fliers of the Night written by Mary Kay Carson
- Dragon Brush created by John Solimine and Andy Hullinger
- Rounds: Franklin Frog written by Emma Tranter illustrated by Barry Tranter
- The Voyage of Ulysses developed by Elastico Srl
- Where Do Balloons Go? An Uplifting Mystery written by Jamie Lee Curtis illustrated by Laura Cornell