Tag Archives: Cybils

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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Nominate Me for the Cybils!

There is still another week in which to nominate books for the Cybils Award!  I started going through all the eligible books I’ve read this year (far from exhaustive) to see what I wanted to nominate.  I have nominated in … Continue reading

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We Want You to Be a Cybils Judge !

Just in case you missed it earlier – the call for Cybils judges for this year went out a few weeks ago, but you still have one week left to apply to be a Cybils judge yourself! Though the Cybils … Continue reading

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Cybils Middle Grade Graphic Novel Finalists

The Cybils Award winners were announced yesterday!  So many good books – some I’ve read already and some to add to the TBR!  I’m so happy that Nevermoor: the Trials of Morrigan Crow won in my Elementary/Middle Grade Speculative Fiction … Continue reading

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The Stone Girl’s Story by Sarah Beth Durst

Continuing on with reviewing our 2018 Cybils finalists. The Stone Girl’s Story by Sarah Beth Durst. Clarion Books, 2018. The stone girl Mayka is the oldest of the stone creatures carved by the Stonemason she called Father, who knew the … Continue reading

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12 more Cybils titles I loved

One of the things I love about the Cybils awards are the many books I get to try that I wouldn’t get around to otherwise.  One of the hardest parts is making a shortlist of only seven books, because I … Continue reading

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Cybils Finalists Announced!

Happy 2019! The 2018 Cybils finalists have been announced! Here are the titles that my panel selected for the Middle Grade Speculative Fiction category: Inkling by Kenneth Oppel Love Sugar Magic: A Dash of Trouble by Anna Meriano Nevermoor: The … Continue reading

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Hopeful Cybils Books

We’re halfway through the public nominating phase of the Cybils awards.  It makes me very nervous, as the first rush of nominations has slowed down, but there are still so many good books that haven’t yet been nominated.  Just looking … Continue reading

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