Thursday, January 1, 2015

Cybils 2014 Challenge

Cybils-Logo-2014-Web-Lg Yay, the Cybils are here! Also known as my reading list for the year. This post will serve as my tracker, as I'll mark the ones I've already read (only one -- oops) and then the ones I read because of this list. And I'm going to reverse the order since it's much faster to read picture books than YA, as I found to my cost last year. Again, I'm trying to leave the links in place so if anyone wants to buy a book, a click from here should give the Cybils a few Amazon pennies.

I'm going to try not to look at the winners list until I finish the finalists, so I compare the thoughts of me and my committee to those of the real Cybilites. My committee consists of any available children I can get to read along with me, mostly the ones in my family.

Young Adult Fiction: DONE!

  1. Gabi, a Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero
  2. Girls Like Us by Gail Giles
  3. I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
  4. Pointe by Brandy Colbert
  5. When I Was the Greatest by Jason Reynolds
Speculative Fiction Young Adults

The Winner's Curse
  1. Death Sworn by Leah Cypess
  2. Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future by A.S. King
  3. Noggin by John Corey Whaley
  4. Salvage by Alexandra Duncan
  5. The Living by Matt De La Peña
  6. The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski
  7. While We Run by Karen Healey
Speculative Fiction Elementary and Middle Grades

  1. Boys of Blur by N. D. Wilson
  2. Greenglass House by Kate Milford
  3. Nuts to You by Lynne Rae Perkins
  4. The Castle Behind Thorns by Merrie Haskell
  5. The Jupiter Pirates: Hunt for the Hydra by Jason Fry
  6. The Luck Uglies by Paul Durham
  7. The Swallow: A Ghost Story by Charis Cotter
  1. Alice + Freda Forever: A Murder in Memphis by Alexis Coe
  2. Be a Changemaker: How to Start Something That Matters by Laurie Ann Thompson
  3. Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out by Susan Kuklin
  4. Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek by Maya Van Wagenen
  5. The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia by Candace Fleming
  6. The Freedom Summer Murders by Don Mitchell
  7. The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights by Steve Sheinkin
Nonfiction For Early And Middle Grades

  1. Angel Island: Gateway to Gold Mountain by Russell Freedman
  2. Chasing Cheetahs: The Race to Save Africa’s Fastest Cat (Scientists in the Field Series) by Sy Montgomery
  3. Feathers: Not Just for Flying by Melissa Stewart
  4. Handle With Care: An Unusual Butterfly Journey (Nonfiction – Grades Prek-4) (Junior Library Guild Selection) by Loree Griffin Burns
  5. Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation by Duncan Tonatiuh
  6. The Case of the Vanishing Little Brown Bats: A Scientific Mystery by Sandra Markle
  7. When Lunch Fights Back: Wickedly Clever Animal Defenses by Rebecca L. Johnson

Middle Grade Fiction:

  1. Abby Spencer Goes to Bollywood by Varsha Bajaj
  2. All Four Stars by Tara Dairman
  3. Death by Toilet Paper by Donna Gephart
  4. Ice Dogs by Terry Lynn Johnson
  5. Nickel Bay Nick by Dean Pitchford
  6. The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
  7. The Meaning of Maggie by Megan Jean Sovern
Graphic Novels For Young Adults

  1. In Real Lifby Cory Doctorow
  2. Strange Fruit, Volume I: Uncelebrated Narratives from Black History by Joel Christian Gill and Henry Louis Gates Jr.
  3. The Harlem Hellfighters by Max Brooks, illustrated by Canaan White
  4. The Shadow Hero by Gene Luen Yang
  5. Through the Woods by Emily Carroll
  6. To This Day: For the Bullied and Beautiful by Shane Koyczan
Graphic Novels For Elementary And Middle Grades

  1. Bad Machinery: The Case of the Good Boy by John Allison
  2. Bird & Squirrel on Ice by James Burks
  3. El Deafo by Cece Bell
  4. Gaijin: American Prisoner of War by Matt Faulkner
  5. Hidden: A Child’s Story of the Holocaust by Loic Dauvillier
  6. The Dumbest Idea Ever! by Jimmy Gownley
  7. Ballad by Blexbolex

Fiction Picture Books

  1. Brimsby’s Hats by Andrew Prahin
  2. Here Comes the Easter Cat by Deborah Underwood
  3. Knock Knock: My Dad’s Dream for Me by Daniel Beaty
  4. Maple by Lori Nichols
  5. Shh! We Have a Plan by Chris Haughton
  6. The Girl and the Bicycle by Mark Pett
  7. This Is a Moose by Richard T. Morris, illustrated by Tom Licthenheld
Easy Readers

  1. Clara and Clem Under the Sea (Penguin Young Readers, L1) by Ethan Long
  2. Extraordinary Warren: A Super Chicken by Sarah Dillard
  3. Inch and Roly and the Sunny Day Scare (Ready-to-Reads) by Melissa Wiley
  4. My New Friend Is So Fun! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) by Mo Willems
  5. Okay, Andy! (Jump-Into-Chapters) by Maxwell Eaton
  6. Pigsticks and Harold and the Incredible Journey by Alex Milway 
  7. Scholastic Reader Level 1: The Ice Cream Shop: A Steve and Wessley reader by Jennifer E. Morris
Early Chapter Book:

8!/81   Completed!

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