Top 24 Books that want to be nominated for the Cybils

It’s Tuesday again!I am very grateful to Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl for planning and hosting Top Ten Tuesday.  Some day, I will get around to posting a list on the official theme again, but the public nomination period for the Cybils Awards is already nearly half over, and can’t really think about anything else. Head over to the link-up, though, for lots of lists of books with great fall covers!


One of the things I love about the Cybils Awards is that anyone can nominate their favorite book in each category, whether or not they are book professionals.  (My own daughter was extremely excited to be old enough to nominate a few of her personal favorites for the first time this year.)  One of the scary things about the Cybils Awards is that if no one nominates a book, it can’t be considered, no matter how good it is. 

Cybils Awards 2020 logo

I’ve listed below some books that I’ve read and feel deserve to be nominated.  But – especially in the category where I’m a panelist, Elementary/Middle Grade Speculative Fiction (which means fantasy, science fiction, alternate history, dystopia, etc.) – there are four times as many books that I haven’t read yet and hope that you will nominate so that I can read them. If you also have more books that you love than you can nominate, please share your favorites in the comments!

[Updated 10/12 to reflect the current status of nominations and my own reading.]

Elementary/Middle Grade Speculative Fiction

Middle Grade

Teen Speculative Fiction

About Katy K.

I'm a librarian and book worm who believes that children and adults deserve great books to read.
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6 Responses to Top 24 Books that want to be nominated for the Cybils

  1. lydiaschoch says:

    I hope they all get nominated! 🙂

    My post.

  2. I had no idea anyone could nominate books for the Cybils, that’s amazing. I have Aurora Burning and Ghost Squad on my never ending TBR. 🙂

  3. Katy K. says:

    And follow the Cybils this year. If they look fun, you can apply to be a panelist next year.

  4. Pingback: Cybils Nominations Open Through October 15th | Semicolon

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