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Monday, February 14, 2022

Announcement: 2022 Cybils Award Winners


Today the 2022 Cybils Awards were announced.

Cybils are book awards nominated and adjudicated by book bloggers like you and me! (Visit the Cybils website for more details.)

The winners are:

 Board Books:

Big Bear, Little Bear
Schneider, Marine
Cameron Kids
Nominated by: Sam Richardson

Fiction Picture Books:

Wang, Andrea, illustrated by Chin, Jason
Neal Porter Books
Nominated by: Darshana Khiani 

Easy Reader: 

See the Dog: Three Stories About a Cat
LaRochelle, David, illustrated by Wohnoutka, Mike
Candlewick Press
Nominated by: Deb Nance at Readerbuzz

Early Chapter Book:

Sydney and Taylor Explore the Whole Wide World
Davies, Jacqueline, illustrated by Hocking, Deborah
Clarion Books
Nominated by: Katie Michols

Elementary Non-Fiction:

Bartali’s Bicycle: The True Story of Gino Bartali, Italy’s Secret Hero
Hoyt, Megan, illustrated by Bruno, Iacopo
Quill Tree Books
Nominated by: Julie Rowan-Zoch

Elementary/Middle Grades Graphic Novel:

Measuring Up
LaMotte, Lily, illustrated by Xu, Ann
Nominated by: Julie Williams

Elementary/Middle Grade Speculative Fiction:

Cece Rios and the Desert of Souls
Rivera, Kaela
Nominated by: MPFB

Middle Grade Fiction:

Korman, Gordon
Nominated by: Julie Williams

Middle Grade Non-Fiction:

Mightier Than the Sword: Rebels, Reformers, and Revolutionaries Who Changed the World Through Writing
Melander, Rochelle, illustrated by Ontiveros, Melina
Beaming Books
Nominated by: Sandy Brehl


Everywhere Blue
Fritz, Joanne Rossmassler
Holiday House
Nominated by: Chad Lucas 

High School Non-Fiction:

Punching Bag
Ogle, Rex
Norton Young Readers
Nominated by: Jenna

Young Adult Fiction: 

The Girls I’ve Been
Sharpe, Tess
G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
Nominated by: Sondra Eklund

Young Adult Graphic Novels: 

Cheer Up: Love and Pompoms
Frasier, Crystal, illustrated by Wise, Val, Jupiter, Oscar O. (Letterer)
Oni Press
Nominated by: Laura Gardner 

Young Adult Speculative Fiction:

Rogerson, Margaret
Margaret K. McElderry
Nominated by: Jenna 

I played a tiny role in the selection process as a 2nd Round Judge for the High School Nonfiction category. My reviews for the finalists in that category will start posting tomorrow, beginning with our winner: Punching Bag by Rex Ogle. If you are a book blogger who reads some children's or YA books, why don't you get involved next year? -Anne

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