Thursday, January 2, 2014

Cybils Award Finalists 2013: A Handy List

Children's and Young Adult Blogger's Literary Awards

Here are some of the finalists. Listed are genres I tend to review, but there are more! Click here for other awards and more information.

Fiction: Middle Grade 

--Escape from Mr. Lemoncellos' Library by Chris Grabenstein (Random House Books for Young Readers)
--Prisoner B-3087 by Alan Gratz (Scholastic)
--Serafina's Promise by Ann E. Burg (Scholastic)
--The 14 Fibs of Gregory K. by Greg Pincus (Arthur A. Levine)
--Ultra by David Carroll (Scholastic Canada)

Fiction: Picture Books

--Count the Monkeys by Mac Barnett (Disney Hyperion)
--If You Want to See a Whale by Julie Fogliano (Roaring Brook)
--Journey by Aaron Becker (Candlewick Press)
--Mr. Tiger Goes Wild by Peter Brown (Little, Brown)
--Open This Little Book by Jesse Klausmeir (Chronicle Books)
--Sophie's Squash by Pat Zietlow Miller (Schwarts and Wade Books)
--The Bear's Song by Benjamin Chaud (Chronicle Books)

Speculative Fiction (Science Fiction and Fantasy): Elementary and Middle Grade

--Jinx by Sage Blackwood (HarperCollins)
--Lockwood & Co.: The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud (Disney Hyperion)
--Rose by Holly Webb (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky)
--Sidekicked by John David Anderson (Walden Pond Press)
--The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson (Tor Teen)
--The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp by Kathi Appelt (Atheneum)
--The Water Castle by Megan Frazer Blakemore (Walker Books for Young Readers)

Nonfiction: Elementary and Middle Grade

--Anubis Speaks! by Vicky Alvear Shecter (Boyds Mills Press)
--Barbed Wire Baseball by Marisa Moss (Harry N. Abrams)
--How Big Were Dinosaurs? by Lita Judge (Roaring Brook)
--Locomotive by Brian Floca (Atheneum)
--Look Up! Bird-Watching in Your Own Backyard by Annette LeBlanc Cate (Candlewick Press)
--The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdos by Deborah Heiligman (Roaring Brook)
--Volcano Rising by Elizabeth Rusch and Susan Swan (Charlesbridge)

Fiction: Young Adult

--Dr. Bird's Advice for Sad Poets by Evan Roskos (Houghton Mifflin Books for Children)
--Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell (St. Martin's Griffin)
--Out of The Easy by Ruta Sepetys (Philomel)
--Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein (Disney Hyperion)
--Sex and Violence by Carrie Mesrobian (Carolrhoda Books)
--Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina (Candlewick Press)

Nonfiction: Young Adult

--Breakfast on Mars and 37 Other Delectable Essays (Roaring Brook)
--Imprisoned: The Betrayal of Japanese Americans during World War II by Martin W. Sandler (Walker Books for Young Readers)
--The Boy on the Wooden Box: How the Impossible Became Possible . . . on Schindler's List by Leon Leyson (Atheneum)
--The Bronte Sisters: The Brief Lives of Charlotte, Emily, and Anne by Catherine Reef (Clarion Books)
--"The President Has Been Shot!" The Assassination of John F. Kennedy by James L. Swanson (Scholastic)

Speculative Fiction (Science Fiction & Fantasy): Young Adult

--Conjured by Sarah Beth Durst (Walker Books for Young Readers)
--Dark Triumph (His Fair Assassin Trilogy) by Robin LaFevers (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
--Pantomime by Laura Lam (Strange Chemistry)
--Shadows by Robin McKinley (Nancy Paulsen Books)
--The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson (Arthur A. Levine)
--The Waking Dark by Robin Wasserman (Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers)
--William Shakespeare's Star Wars by Ian Doescher (Quirk Books)


  1. Thanks for this list, Sharon--lots of appealing titles I'd love to check out and would have missed otherwise. Appreciate the heads-up :-) And thanks for stopping by over my way. It was good to hear from you :-)

  2. And thank YOU, Kenda, for your comment. I think we can learn a lot about titles, authors, and publishers just reading the awards. And there is so much more to read now!


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