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Cybils Awards

by | Feb 14, 2009 | Blog | 3 comments

Today, Valentine’s Day is the day the Cybils winners are announced. I was very excited because I had read several of the finalists for graphic novel middle grade, non-fiction picture books, and picture book categories. So without further delay here they are.

Easy Readers

I Love My New Toy
written by Mo Willems

Fantasy and Science Fiction

Middle Readers

The Graveyard Book
written by Neil Gaiman

Young Adult

The Hunger Games
written by Suzanne Collins

Fiction Picture Book

How to Heal a Broken Wing
written and illustrated by Bob Graham
Candlewick Press

Graphic Novels

Elementary/Middle Grade

Rapunzel’s Revenge
written by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale
illustrated by Nathan Hale
Bloomsbury USA

Young Adult

Emiko Superstar
written by Mariko Tamaki
illustrated by Steve Rolston

Middle Grade Fiction

The London Eye Mystery
written by Siobhan Dowd
David Fickling Books

Nonfiction MG/YA

The Year We Disappeared: A Father-Daughter Memoir
written by Cylin Busby
and John Busby
Bloomsbury USA

Non-Fiction Picture Book

Nic Bishop Frogs
written and illustrated by Nic Bishop
Scholastic Nonfiction


written by Naomi Shihab Nye

Young Adult Fiction

Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, The
written by E Lockhart
My sister and I are very excited to see Rapunzel’s Revenge by Shannon and Dean Hale and illustrated by Nathan Hale  as the winner for the Middle Reader Graphic  Novel category. Of course we are huge fans of  as you can see from our review of Rapunzel’s Revenge and my subsequent Rapunzel’s Penance post.  I read all the graphic novels in this category and was happy to see that the judges agreed with me. While I like the other nominees, Rapunzel’s Revenge was the best (but you know I’m sure I have no bias).

Another book that made me happy was Nic Bishop Frogs. Seriously amazing photographs and the text is excellent, full of interesting facts. I want to buy this book. By the way his Spiders book is also really good and for our Doublescoop next month we will be reviewing Nic Bishop Spiders.


  1. Kim

    I’m afraid I haven’t read any of these books yet but I look forward to The Graveyard Book, The Hunger Games, and Rapunzel’s Revenge.

  2. Natasha @ Maw Books

    I just started The Hunger Games today. I have a couple of the graphic novels I need to read before book club. But read Emiko Superstar.

  3. caribookscoops

    I’m not sure I will be able to finish everything before book club, but I am making an effort. Hunger Games looks really interesting. Not sure I can handle the topic, but maybe I’ll give it a try.


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