Thursday, January 5, 2012

Cybils 2011!

Last year I managed to read my way through the entire Cybils Finalist list, mostly with pleasure.  So this year I thought I'd try again.  Sadly, I'm doomed because of the book apps category; I don't have a device so I can't "read" those, unless some of them play on my NOOK.  And I don't think our library has them for borrowing, so even if technology falls from the sky I still probably can't get a look at them.  This makes my tidy-list-keeping soul grumpy, but I'll still include them at the bottom of my checklist for completest sake.

I'm also excited to note that I've already read four of them, and a fifth is my pick for our January family book club.  So I feel all hip and in-crowdy.

Easy Readers (DONE!)
Early Chapter Books (DONE!)
Fantasy & Science Fiction (Middle Grade)  DONE
Fantasy & Science Fiction (Young Adult) DONE
Fiction Picture Books  !DONE!
  •  Blackout by John Rocco 
  •  Do You Know Which Ones Will Grow? by Susan A. Shea 
  •  I Had a Favorite Dress by Boni Ashburn 
  •  I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen 
  •  Me . . . Jane by Patrick McDonnell 
  •  Press Here by Herve Tullet 
  •  Princess and the Pig, The by Jonathan Emmett
Graphic Novels Elementary/Middle Grade DONE
Graphic Novels Young Adult DONE
Middle Grade Fiction DONE
Young Adult Fiction (DONE)
Nonfiction for Tweens & Teens  (DONE)
Nonfiction Picture Books (!DONE!)
Poetry (!DONE!)
Book Apps 
  • Be Confident in Who You Are: A Middle School Confidential Graphic Novel by Annie Fox 
  • Bobo Explores Light by GameCollage 
  • Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson and Trilogy Studios 
  • Hildegard Sings by Thomas Wharton 
  • Pat the Bunny by Dorothy Kunhardt 
  • The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by Moonbot Studios 
  • The Monster at the End of This Book by Callaway Digital Arts, Inc
73/80 (73 books)


The Pen and Ink Blog said...

I loveed last years picture books (especially Interrupting Chicken)and plan to read all of this years. I shall be working my way through the debut authors in these categories looking for first lines for my posts.
I loved Warp Speed.

Ms. O said...

OK ... so I'm new to your blog. Nerdy nosy me wants to know WHICH of the books you've read. Is that in older posts? I am totally amazed to find I've hit 19 of them. Even MORE amazed (cause I really don't read much in this genre) that my highest percentage is the non-fic one. Anyway, good luck! This comment challenge is about the only one I am going to try. ;]

PS Do you belong to Netgalley? That is where I get almost all of the books I've read on my Nook.

Beth said...

Ha, I forgot that with the comment challenge other people might see my blog :-)

I put the titles I've read in italics, so I can keep track.

I've got my fifth and seventh graders reading along, and they really liked last years picture books. Last night we all read Blackout together, so this year looks fun as well. I like that I can motivate my older kids to read picture books by appealing to their inner book critic.

I'm still new to my NOOK, so I haven't tried Netgalley. It sounds like a great idea!

mary kinser said...

Just found your blog through the Comment Challenge. Really impressed by the Cybils Challenge - wish I had time to do that myself!

Caryl said...

Have a great time with the Cybils challenge! What a wonderful list of books, eh? I love this time of year.

Joanna said...

I would so love to do this as I made a number of nominations this year. While I love living in the South of France by lack of access to anglophone books through a great library network, is sorely missed. Have fun!

Gerb said...

It's so cool to see many of my friends' books on the finalist lists, and a lot of books I read and enjoyed. Great selections!