Books for Younguns, Young Adults and the Young-at-Heart

Friday, March 8, 2013

2012 Cybil Award Winners

The Cybil Awards are a children's and young adult literary award given out by bloggers in the field.  In instances where I've read the book, I've offered my thoughts.  Visit the Cybils website to hear more from them.

Fiction Picture Book
A Home for Bird by Philip C. Stead
Such an odd little book, but I'm glad to see it here.

Nonfiction Picture Book
Mrs. Harkness and the Panda by Alicia Potter, illustrated by Melissa Sweet
A very engaging look at an amazing woman and a story that isn't well-known enough.

Easy Reader
A Trip to the Bottom of the World with Mouse by Frank Viva
Frank Viva's illustration are always a favorite.  It seems you really can't go wrong by picking up a Toon Book.

Early Chapter Book
Sadie and Ratz by Sonya Hartnett, illustrated by Ann James

Bookspeak!: Poems About Books by Laura Purdie Salas, illustrated by Josee Bisaillon

Middle Grade Graphic Novel
Giants Beware! by Jorge Aguirre and Rafael Rosado

Middle Grade Fantasy and Science Fiction
The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen

Middle Grade Fiction
Wonder by R.J. Palacio
Finally some awards love for Wonder!  It was about time.

Young Adult Nonfiction Book
Bomb: The Race to Build--and Steal--the World's Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin

Young Adult Graphic Novel
Friends with Boys by Faith Erin Hicks

Young Adult Fantasy and Science Fiction
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

Young Adult Fiction
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews
If you don't know how much I love this book, welcome, because you obviously just found this blog.  Needless to say, I'm thrilled.

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