Cybils 2014 Nominees

January 12th, 2015 by

Cybils-Logo-2014-Round-Lg-300x300Every year, bloggers and readers all over the country gather to read, evaluate, and decide the winners of the Cybils Awards! What are the Cybils Awards?

“The Cybils Awards aims to recognize the children’s and young adult authors and illustrators whose books combine the highest literary merit and popular appeal.”

Translation: What were the best books of the year?

Check out this year’s middle grade finalists for the Cybils:

Category: Fiction

Abby Spencer Goes to Bollywood by Varsha Bajaj All Four Stars by Tara Dairman Death by Toilet Paper Donna Gephart

Ice Dogs by Terry Lynn Johnson The Crossover_Kwame Alexander The Meaning of Maggie by Megan Jean Sovern Nickel Bay Nick by Dean Pitchford

Category: Speculative Fiction

Boys of Blur by N. D. Wilson Greenglass House by Kate Milford Nuts to You by Lynne Rae Perkins

The Castle Behind Thorns by Merrie Haskell The Jupiter Pirates- Hunt for the Hydra by Jason Fry The Luck Uglies by Paul Durham The Swallow- A Ghost Story by Charis Cotter

Category: Nonfiction

Angel Island- Gateway to Gold Mountain  Handle With Care- An Unusual Butterfly Journey The Case of the Vanishing Little Brown Bats- A Scientific Mystery

Separate Is Never Equal- Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation Feathers- Not Just for Flying by Melissa Stewart Chasing Cheetahs- The Race to Save Africa’s Fastest Cat When Lunch Fights Back- Wickedly Clever Animal Defenses

Category: Graphic Novels

The Dumbest Idea Ever by Jimmy Gownley El Deafo Cece Bell Ballad by Blexbolex Bird & Squirrel on Ice

Hidden- A Child’s Story of the Holocaust Gaijin- American Prisoner of War Bad Machinery- The Case of the Good Boy

Unfortunately, Karen and I haven’t read ALL of the nominees this year (if only we didn’t have those pesky things called jobs, we could read all day!), so we can’t fairly pick our favorites from this list. But how about you? Have you read any of the Cybils finalists, and which are your favorites? Leave a comment below!

— Kidsmomo

One Response

  • Nancy writes:
    January 28th, 2015 at 9:55 am

    My favorite book is ElDeafo. I had to that for the Newbery Award project for school. I couldn’t put ElDeafo down. Cece Bell did such a great job writing it. I knew what she went though when she was in school. I went though the same things people pick on me because I’m different then everybody else. I think this should win the Newbery Award I just hope that didn’t stop from believeing that she is much more than people say you are.

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