Saturday, January 2, 2016

2006 Cybils Finalists

Children's and Young Adult Bloggers' Literary Awards
More Cybils!
Since I managed to finish all of last year's Cybils Finalists early, I've decided to go back and catch up on the ones I missed. I think this was the first year of the award, so I've made my list. Books I've already read are marked in green and I'll use a lighter green for ones I read now. It's possible that I'm not recognizing some of the picture books by name, since I don't always keep good records of those, but worst case is that I reread some good picture books, so bonus!

This will be a much more leasurely hobby -- I'll order a new book as a finish the old one, but there's not deadline as I'm already about ten years late. And of course, I'll abandon this once the new finalists are announced, at least until I read all those.

Fantasy & Science Fiction:
  1. Ptolemy’s Gate by Jonathan Stroud
  2. Silver City by Cliff McNish
  3. Beka Cooper: Terrier by Tamora Pierce
  4. Last Dragon, The by Silvana de Mari
  5. Pucker by Melanie Gideon

Graphic Novels:

Ages 12 and under
  1. Amelia Rules, vol. 3: Superheroes  by Jimmy Gownley
  2. Babymouse: Beach Babe  by Jennifer Holm and Matt Holm
  3. The Baby-Sitters Club: Kristy’s Great Idea by Ann Martin, Rina Telgemeier
  4. Kat and Mouse by Alex De Campi; pictures by Federica Manfredi
  5. To Dance: A Ballerina’s Graphic Novel  by Siena Siegel and Mark Siegl
Ages 13 and up
  1. American Born Chinese by Gene Yang
  2. Castle Waiting by Linda Medley
  3. Dramacon Vol. 2 by Svetlana Chmakova 
  4. Flight Vol. 3 by Kazu Kibuishi & others 
  5. La Perdida by Jessica Abel 
Middle Grade Fiction
  1. Drowned Maiden’s Hair, A  Laura Amy Schlitz 
  2. Framed  Frank Cottrell Boyce 
  3. Heat  Mike Lupica 
  4. Kiki Strike  Kirsten Miller 
  5. Weedflower Cynthia Kadohata 

Nonfiction: Middle Grade & YA
  1. Escapewritten by Sid Fleischman
  2. Freedom Walkers written by Russell Freedman
  3. Immersed in Verse written by Alan Wolf
  4. Isaac Newton written by Kathleen Krull; illustrated by Boris Kulikov
  5. Team Moon written by Catherine Thimmesh

YA Fiction:
  1. Book Thief, The written by Markus Zusak
  2. Brief Chapter in My Impossible Life, A  written by Dana Reinhardt
  3. Hattie Big Sky written by Kirby Larson
  4. Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist  written by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
  5. Rules of Survival, The written by Nancy Werlin 

Fiction Picture Books:
  1. Emily’s Balloon Written and illustrated by Komako Sakai 
  2. Learning to Fly  Written and illustrated by Sebastian Meschenmoser 
  3. Scaredy Squirrel Melanie Watt 
  4. Waiting for Gregory Written by Kimberly Willis Holt; illustrated by Gabi Swiatkowska 
  5. Wolves Written and illustrated by Emily Gravett 

Nonfiction Picture Books:
  1. 3-D ABC: A Sculptural Alphabet  written and illustrated by Bob Raczka 
  2. Aliens Are Coming!: The True Account Of The 1938 War Of The Worlds Radio Broadcast written and illustrated by Meghan McCarthy
  3. An Egg Is Quiet written by Dianna Aston; illustrated by Sylvia Long
  4. An Island Grows written by Lola M. Schaefer; illustrated by Cathie Felstead
  5. Little Lost Bat written by Sandra Markle; illustrated by Alan Marks

  1. Butterfly Eyes and Other Secrets of the Meadow written by Joyce Sidman; illustrated by Beth Krommes
  2. Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich written and illustrated by Adam Rex
  3. Handsprings written and illustrated by Douglas Florian
  4. Jazz written by Walter Dean Myers; illustrated by Christopher Myers
  5. Tour America: A Journey Through Poems and Art written by Diane Siebert; illustrated by Stephen T. Johnson

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