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Cybils Countdown – Easy Reader Finalists

The winners of the Cybils awards will be announced in just a couple more days!  My daughter is in first grade right now, and though she prefers to check out early chapter books for herself, easy readers are really her … Continue reading

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Cybils Countdown – Picture Book Finalists

So as I said, somehow I’ve not been able to get to all the Cybils finalists I’ve wanted to.  There were seven picture book finalists, and I have read only four of them.  At least I very much enjoyed the ones I … Continue reading

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Cybils Countdown – MG Graphic Novel Finalists

Here’s me trying hard to have read all the Cybils finalists before the winners are announced February 14.  I’m failing in most every category – somehow life never just lets me sit down and read the way I’d like it … Continue reading

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Cybils Middle Grade Graphic Novel Finalists

I read four of the seven finalists in the 2014 Cybils Elementary/Middle Grade Graphic Novels category – the other three were not available through my libraries. Here’s a rundown of them: El Deafo by Cece Bell. Amulet Books, 2014. This … Continue reading

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Cybils Easy Reader Finalists

I read all of the Cybils easy reader finalists that I could get my hands on for the Armchair Cybils (hosted as always by the lovely Amy of Hope is the Word) and I thought I should maybe tell you … Continue reading

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Cybils Winners Thoughts

And… the Cybils winners have been announced!  Hop on over to see the list of winners!  In my own category, the winner is The Luck Uglies – congratulations to author Paul Durham!!! I’ve been trying to read through the finalists in … Continue reading

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Cybils Picture Book Finalists

In the fall of 2013, when I was not a Cybils judge, I joined the Armchair Cybils hosted by Amy at Hope is the Word, and had a lot of fun trying to read as many nominees as I could … Continue reading

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The Screaming Staircase

This is the book that won the Cybils award for Middle Grade Speculative Fiction this year, reviewed in brief because this week is shaping up to be crazy. The Screaming Staircase. Lockwood & Co. Book 1. by Jonathan Stroud. Disney-Hyperion. … Continue reading

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The Last Four Cybils Picture Books

Though Cybils season is over, it took me long past the announcement of the winner to get my hands on all of the picture book finalists. Since they were all really good books, I’ll tell you about them anyway. The … Continue reading

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Doll Bones

Doll Bones by Holly Black. Illustrations by Eliza Wheeler. Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2013 Zach, Poppy and Alice are twelve, just at that awkward age when children begin to turn into teens. They are still getting together to stage elaborate … Continue reading

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