There is still another week in which to nominate books for the Cybils Award! I started going through all the eligible books I’ve read this year (far from exhaustive) to see what I wanted to nominate. I have nominated in some categories; in others, such as the Middle Grade Speculative Fiction, I’m waiting to what other people nominate because I can’t nominate all the books I want to. It’s taken me all week to put this post together, during which time, it’s gotten considerably shorter as other people have nominated the books. I also have books at home waiting for me to read to see if I want to nominate them!
Early Chapter Books
- Judy Moody and the Right Royal Tea Party by Megan McDonald
- Princess in Black and the Science Fair Scare by Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, and LeUyen Pham
- Sadiq and the Green Thumbs by Siman Nuurali and Anjan Sarkar
- Sarai and the Around the World Fair by Sarai Gonzalez and Monica Brown
- Truman the Dog. My Furry Foster Family 1 by Debbi Michiko Florence
Graphic Novels, Elementary/Middle Grade
- Aquicorn Cove by Katie O’Neill
- Pilu of the Woods by Mai K. Nguyen
- Catwad: It’s Me by Jim Benton
- Catwad: It’s Me, Two! by Jim Benton
- Hilo: Then Everything Went Wrong by Judd Winick
Graphic Novels, Young Adult
- Sleepless vol. 2 by Sarah Vaughn, Leila Del Duca, Alissa Sallah, Deron Bennett
- Cheshire Crossing by Andy Weir and Sarah Andersen
Elementary/Middle Grade Speculative Fiction
Most of these are sequels to books that were nominated in previous years; those with stars are stand-alones or the beginnings of new series.
- Let Sleeping Dragons Lie by Garth Nix & Sean Williams
- Peasprout Chen: Battle of Champions by Henry Lien
- Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee
- Love Sugar Magic: A Sprinkle of Spirits by Anna Meriano
- *Straw into Gold: Fairy Tales Respun by Hilary McKay
- *Riverland by Fran Wilde
- Aru Shah and the Song of Death by Roshani Chokshi
- York Book 2: The Clockwork Ghost by Laura Ruby
- Freedom Fire by Daniel José Older
- *Dragonfell by Sarah Prineas
- *Spark by Sarah Beth Durst
- Girl with a Dragon Heart by Stephanie Burgis
- Wundersmith: the Calling of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend
- Secrets of Winterhouse by Ben Guterson
- A Good Kind of Trouble by Lisa Moore Ramée
Young Adult Speculative Fiction
- Courting Darkness by Robin LaFevers
I am also playing the waiting game to see what does/doesn’t get nominated before I make my decision 😛
I just downloaded Spark; I’m anticipating liking it enough to nominate, if no one else has already.
I hope you love it! A lot of my favorites were the sequels, which don’t necessarily work as well here, so I’m feeling extra torn.
Cybils: The Princess in Black and the Science Fair Scare was nominated in 2018.
Oh! Thank you for the correction.