Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Cybils 2012 Shortlist Challenge!

It's time for the 2012 Cybils Challenge -- reading all the finalists chosen, from every book category. This means that I try not to know about the winners until next year's books are chosen, so don't spoil me after February! I finished last years challenge on New Years Eve, but this year I think I'm starting from a smaller base so we'll see how it goes.

Oh, I have to skip all the BookApps since I don't have a smart phone. I'll put a background color on the ones I've read, which right now is very few. Also, I seem to have copied over the Amazon links with the book titles, which is nice, and I hope they are still set up to benefit the Cybils committee and pay for all the bookmarks and prizes they give out.

Easy Readers/Early Chapter Books - DONE!~
Easy Readers
  1. A Trip to the Bottom of the World with Mouse (Toon)  by Frank Viva
  2. Bink and Gollie, Two for One by Kate DiCamillo 
  3. Penny and Her Doll by Kevin Henkes
  4. Penny and Her Song by Kevin Henkes
  5. Pinch and Dash Make Soup (Pinch & Dash by Michael J. Daley
Early Chapter Books - DONE!
  1. Ivy and Bean Make the Rules (Book 9) by Annie Barrows
  2. Marty McGuire Digs Worms! by Kate Messner
  3. Rabbit and Robot: The Sleepover by Cece Bell
  4. Sadie and Ratz by Sonya Hartnett
  5. Violet Mackerel's Brilliant Plot by Anna Branford
Fantasy & Science Fiction (Middle Grade)
  1. Beswitched by Kate Saunders
  2. Geeks, Girls, and Secret Identities by Mike Jung
  3. The Cabinet of Earths by Anne Nesbet
  4. The False Prince: Book 1 of the Ascendance Trilogy by Jennifer A. Nielsen
  5. The Last Dragonslayer (The Chronicles of Kazam) by Jasper Fforde
  6. The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
  7. The Peculiar by Stefan Bachmann
Fantasy & Science Fiction (Young Adult) DONE!
  1. And All the Stars by Andrea K Höst
  2. Every Day by David Levithan
  3. Planesrunner (Everness, Book One) by Ian McDonald
  4. Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
  5. The Curiosities: A Collection of Stories by Brenna Yovanoff, Tessa Gratton,  and Maggie Stiefvater
  6. The Drowned Cities by Paolo Bacigalupi
  7. Vessel by Sarah Beth Durst
Fiction Picture Books DONE
  1. Black Dog by Levi Pinfold
  2. Chloe and the Lion by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Adam Rex
  3. Creepy Carrots! by Aaron Reynolds, illustrated by Peter Brown
  4. Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Jon Klassen. Cute.
  5. Home for Bird, A by Philip C. Stead
  6. Infinity and Me by Kate Hosford, illustrated by Gabi Swiatkowska
  7. One Special Day by Lola M. Schaefer, illustrated by Jessica Meserve
Graphic Novels
Elementary/Middle Grade
  1. Annie Sullivan and the Trials of Helen Keller (Center for Cartoon Studies Presents) by Joseph Lambert
  2. Giants Beware! by Jorge Aguirre and Rafael Rosado
  3. Hilda and the Midnight Giant byLuke Pearson
  4. Little White Duck: A Childhood in China (Single Titles) by Na Liu
  5. Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales: Big Bad Ironclad! by Nathan Hale
Young Adult   DONE!
  1. Darkroom: A Memoir in Black and White by Lila Quintero Weaver
  2. Drama by Raina Telgemeier
  3. Friends with Boys by Faith Erin Hicks
  4. Ichiro by Ryan Inzana
  5. Marathon by Boaz Yakin
Middle Grade Fiction
  1. Almost Home by Joan Bauer
  2. Chomp by Carl Hiaasen
  3. Fourmile by Watt Key
  4. Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead
  5. The Adventures of Beanboy by Lisa Harkrader
  6. 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.
  7. Wonder by R. J. Palacio
Nonfiction for Tweens & Teens DONE
  1. Bomb: The Race to Build--and Steal--the World's Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin
  2. Last Airlift: A Vietnamese Orphan's Rescue from War by Marsha Skrypuch
  3. Moonbird: A Year on the Wind with the Great Survivor B95 by Phillip Hoose
  4. Temple Grandin: How the Girl Who Loved Cows Embraced Autism and Changed the World by Sy Montgomery
  5. Titanic: Voices From the Disaster by Deborah Hopkinson
Nonfiction Picture Books DONE 
  1. Balloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade by Melissa Sweet
  2. Dolphin Baby! by Nicola Davies
  3. Eggs 1, 2, 3: Who Will the Babies Be? by Janet Halfmann
  4. Island: A Story of the Galapagos by Jason Chin
  5. Looking at Lincoln by Maira Kalman
  6. Mrs. Harkness and the Panda by Alicia Potter
  7. Nic Bishop Snakes by Nic Bishop
Poetry DONE
  1. BookSpeak! Poems About Books by Laura Purdie Salas
  2. In the Sea by David Elliott
  3. Last Laughs: Animal Epitaphs by J. Patrick Lewis
  4. Lies, Knives, and Girls in Red Dresses by Ron Koertge
  5. National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry: 200 Poems with Photographs That Squeak, Soar, and Roar! by National Geographic Children's Books
  6. UnBEElievables: Honeybee Poems and Paintings by Douglas Florian
  7. Water Sings Blue by Kate Coombs
Young Adult Fiction
  1. Boy21 by Matthew Quick
  2. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
  3. Endangered by Eliot Schrefer
  4. I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga
  5. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews
  6. Storyteller, The by Antonia Michaelis
  7. Theory of Everything, The by J.J. Johnson
Book Apps
  1. Bats! Furry Fliers of the Night written by Mary Kay Carson
  2. Dragon Brush created by John Solimine and Andy Hullinger
  3. Rounds: Franklin Frog written by Emma Tranter illustrated by Barry Tranter
  4. The Voyage of Ulysses developed by Elastico Srl
  5. Where Do Balloons Go? An Uplifting Mystery written by Jamie Lee Curtis illustrated by Laura Cornell



Even in Australia said...

Wow. I've just read two pictures books about Annie Sullivan and Helen Keller and now I'm interested in the middle-grade one you listed. It seems that those two people are of continual interest. There is something so fascinating about both of them.

Playing by the book said...

A great challenge (if I may say so as a Cybils round 2 judge!). ;-)

Sylvia Liu said...

I don't know if I'll get to many of them, but that's a great list to bookmark. Glad to have found this blog through the Mother Reader challenge.

Melissa Fox said...

That's ambitious, reading ALL of them. I figure if I get one I haven't read on these lists done before they pick the winner in mid-Feb, then I'll be doing well!