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The Cybils: 2008 Winners

February 14th, 2009 (06:05 pm)
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Without further ado, the winners of the 2008 Cybils Awards are:

Easy Readers
I Love My New Toy by Mo Willems

Fantasy & Science Fiction: Middle Grade
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

Fantasy & Science Fiction: Young Adult
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Fiction Picture Books
How to Heal a Broken Wing by Bob Graham

Graphic Novels: Elementary/Middle Grade
Rapunzel's Revenge by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale, illustrated by Nathan Hale

Graphic Novels: Young Adult
Emiko Superstar by Mariko Tamaki, illustrated by Steve Rolston

Middle-Grade Fiction
The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd

Non-Fiction: Middle Grade/Young Adult
The Year We Disappeared: A Father-Daughter Memoir by Cylin Busby and John Busby

Non-Fiction: Picture Books
Nic Bishop Frogs written and illustrated by Nic Bishop

Poetry
Honeybee by Naomi Shihab Nye

Young Adult Fiction
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart

Congratulations to all of the winners and all of all of the nominees, with many thanks to all of the coordinators, panelists, judges, and volunteers who made the event possible.

This year, I was a judge for the category of YA Fiction, along with along with Jackie from Interactive Reader, Sarah from Finding Wonderland and Readers' Rants, Lili from Inside a Dog, and Casey from Avid Teen Reader. We carefully considered each and every finalist. In doing so, we had some great discussions about taxi dancers, private schools, Australia, breakups, social hierarchy, narrators, and physical therapy, among other things.

Here's my one-sentence summary of The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks: A clever teenage girl secretly leads and manipulates a boys-only secret society at her prep school. For my full-length book review, click here.

See which other YA titles were nominated, and which were finalists.

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