Tag Archives: Cybils

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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Homerooms & Hall Passes by Tom O’Donnell

My library purchased this book when it was named a Cybils finalist in January this year.  I was trying to read all the middle grade speculative fiction finalists, of course, as it was the first year in awhile I hadn’t … Continue reading

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Apply to be a Cybils Judge!

If you have been reading my blog for a year or more, you’ll know that many years I have served as a panelist for the Cybils awards.  This is a great deal of fun, allowing me to read lots of … Continue reading

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Operatic and Diana: Princess of the Amazons

Two graphic novels for kids – Operatic by Kyo Maclear and Byron Eggenschwiler and Diana: Princess of the Amazons by Shannon and Dean Hale and Victoria Ying. Continue reading

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