Tag Archives: Cybils

2021 Cybils Finalists and Ones that Got Away

Here’s my annual post about the 2021 Cybils finalists and the ones I wish could have made the already excellent list. Continue reading

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3 Fantasies by Award-Winning Authors: Willodeen, the Beatryce Prophecy, and the Robber Girl

Here are three Cybils-nominated books, all of them by authors who have already won major awards – Kate DiCamillo, Katherine Applegate, and Franny Billingsly. All three are also about children finding meaning and a new life after major trauma. Continue reading

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3 Fantasies about Change: Josephine Against the Sea, A Wilder Magic, and Elvis and the World as it Stands

Here are three Cybils-nominated fantasies about kids forced to deal with change they don’t want to accept. Continue reading

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Five 2021 Cybils-Nominated Fantasy Adventures

Here are reviews of five great Cybils-nominated adventure fantasies. Continue reading

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That Thing about Bollywood by Supriya Kelkar

A girl who’s always loved Bollywood but keeps her feelings locked up suddenly unable to stop singing and dancing about them – and everyone else thinks it’s normal. Continue reading

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The Wild Huntsboys by Martin Stewart

The deprivations of wartime London mix with the modern era and dark fairies.   Continue reading

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Nominate Me for the Cybils Award!

Here are 18 books that haven’t been nominated for the Cybils as of this writing, which I would really love to see nominated! Continue reading

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Cattywampus and Cinders and Sparrows

Every year I participate in the Cybils Awards, I read books more quickly than I can review them. Here are a couple of the books I’d wanted to share with you since the fall.  Cattywampus by Ash Van Otterloo. Scholastic, … Continue reading

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2020 Cybils Finalists and Ones that Got Away

Here is the list of official Cybils finalists in my category, Elementary/Middle Grade Speculative Fiction – as well as a list of personal favorites that didn’t make it to this round. Continue reading

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Top 24 Books that want to be nominated for the Cybils

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. 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.  Continue reading

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