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Cybils Finalists--Great Books to Start Your Year!

January 2, 2013 - 8:58am -- Becker
Friends with Boys
I Hunt Killers

Book awards season has begun! You'll be hearing a lot about "best of" books over the next month, and here is a list to start you off! The Cybils have been around for 6 years now, and they are children's and young adult literary awards given by book bloggers! Check out some of the teen finalists:

Fantasy & Science Fiction:

And All the Stars, Andrea Host

Every Day, David Levithan

Planesrunner, Ian McDonald

Seraphina, Rachel Hartman

The Curiosities: A Collection of Stories, Brenna Yovanoff, Tessa Gratton & Maggie Stiefvater

The Drowned Cities, Paolo Bacigalupi

Vessel, Sarah Beth Durst

Graphic Novel:

Darkroom: A Memoir in Black and White, Lila Quintero Weaver

Drama, Raina Telgemeier

Friends with Boys, Faith Erin Hicks

Ichiro, Ryan Inzana

Marathon, Boaz Yakin


Bomb: The Race to Build--and Steal--the World's Most Dangerous Weapon, Steve Sheinkin

Last Airlift: A Vietnamese Orphan's Rescue from War, Marsha Skrypuch

Moonbird: A Year on the Wind with the Great Survivor B95, Phillip Hoose

Temple Grandin: How the Girl Who Loved Cows Embraced Autism and Changed the World, Sy Montgomery

Titanic: Voices from the Disaster, Deborah Hopkinson


Boy21, Matthew Quick

Code Name Verity, Elizabeth Wein

Endangered, Eliot Schrefer

I Hunt Killers, Barry Lyga

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, Jesse Andrews

The Storyteller, Antonia Michaelis

The Theory of Everything, J.J. Johnson

Look for the winners to be announced later this year and more nominees on the Cybils web site!

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