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9 more Cybils titles I loved

I really do love all the books we put on the Cybils Finalists list this year.  But is it really surprising that when we’re considering over twelve dozen books  I fall in love with more than seven?  I know we … Continue reading

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2017 Cybils Finalists

Happy New Year, dear readers! I’m back at work after spending a week with my family. I have lots of lists and stats to get to – but first of all, in case you missed it, the Cybils finalists were … Continue reading

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The Voyage to Magical North and the Memory Thief

As I’m in the throes of peak Cybils reading season and trying desperately to keep up with reviews of the books I’m reading now, I thought I’d take advantage of a Sunday at work to pop in a couple of … Continue reading

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It’s Cybils Nominating Time!

It’s Cybils nominations season!  Once again, I’m very excited to be a round 1 panelist in the fabulous (literally) Elementary/Middle Grade Speculative Fiction category (click through for a full category description).  We need your help!  You, yes you, can nominate … Continue reading

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This Savage Song

It seemed like a Sign when this book by an author who was on my Top 10 Fantasy Authors I’ve never Read appeared on the Cybils Young Adult Speculative Fiction shortlist this year. This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab. Greenwillow … Continue reading

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Juana & Lucas

I first took this book home because it was a Cybils Early Chapter Book finalist, but it went on to win a Pura Belpré Author Award. Juana & Lucas by Juana Medina. Candlewick Press, 2016 Juana lives in Bogotá, Columbia and … Continue reading

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The Goblin’s Puzzle

This is me, slowly making my way through the Cybils Middle Grade Spec Fic finalists. The Goblin’s Puzzle by Andrew S. Chilton. Alfred A. Knopf, 2016. The boy has known nothing but the life of a slave, and believes further … Continue reading

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Shadow Magic by Joshua Khan

The winner of this year’s Middle Grade Speculative Fiction Cybils Award! Shadow Magic by Joshua Khan. Disney-Hyperion, 2016. Young Thorn, after a series of events gone wrong that are slowly disclosed to the reader, is up for sale as a … Continue reading

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Labyrinth Lost

A Brooklyn teen must come to terms with her inherited bruja powers in this Cybils young adult speculative fiction finalist. Continue reading

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Evil Wizard Smallbone

Today, a review of a Cybils Elementary/Middle Grade Speculative Fiction finalist. The Evil Wizard Smallbone by Delia Sherman. Candlewick, 2017. Nick Reynaud’s life has been harsh since his mother died, leaving him in the hands of his uncle and cousin Jerry, … Continue reading

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