Tag Archives: Cybils

3 More 2022 Cybils MG Graphic Novel Finalists

Here are my short takes on three 2022 Cybils MG Graphic Novel finalists – Wingbearer by Marjorie Liu and Teny Issakhanian, Little Monarchs by Jonathan Case, and Woman in the Woods, edited by Kate Ashwin Continue reading

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Swim Team by Johnnie Christmas

I was looking forward to reading Swim Team by Johnnie Christmas for months – and I’m so glad I did! Continue reading

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3 Cybils YA Speculative Fiction Finalists

Here are reviews of three of the 2022 Cybils YA Spec Fic finalists – From Dust, a Flame by Rebecca Podos, See You Yesterday by Rachel Lynn Solomon., and How to Succeed in Witchcraft by Aislinn Brophy. Continue reading

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3 2022 Cybils MG Graphic Novel Finalists

Here are three original and compelling middle grade graphic novels from the 2022 Cybils finalist list. Continue reading

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Honor Books: Yonder by Ali Standish and Iveliz Explains It All by Andrea Beatriz Arango

Yonder by Ali Standish and Iveliz Explains It All by Andrea Beatriz Arango are two beautiful, reflective books that both won honors this year. Continue reading

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No True Villains: Children of the Quicksands and Eden’s Everdark

Here are two of the 2022 Cybils Middle Grade Speculative Fiction finalists, both with real problems but no real villains. Continue reading

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2 2022 Cybils MG Fic Finalists: Air and Jennifer Chan is Not Alone

Here are my takes on two of the latest Cybils Middle Grade Fiction finalists – Air by Monica Roe and Jennifer Chan is Not Alone by Tae Keller. Continue reading

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The Mirrorwood by Deva Fagan

Two enemies chase each other into the enchanted Mirrorwood – and discover that breaking the curse will be more complicated than either of them realized. Continue reading

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2022 Cybils Finalists and Ones that Got Away

Here is the finalist list that my fellow panelists and I put together – plus another 10 titles I loved that didn’t make it. Continue reading

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Nominate Me for the Cybils – 2022 Edition

Here are 23 great middle grade books that haven’t yet been nominated for this year’s Cybils awards. Continue reading

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