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The 2008-9 Cybils Winners

The 2008-9 Cybils (Children's and Young Adult Bloggers' Literary Awards) were announced on Valentine's Day and two Scholastic books were on the list!

Non-Fiction Picture Book Winner

9780439877558_lg Nic Bishop Frogs
by Nic Bishop

Reading level: Grades 3-5
Hardcover: 48 pages
Publisher: Scholastic

Nic Bishop takes a close-up look at frogs around the world.

Fantasy & Science Fiction: Young Adult Winner

9780439023481_lg The Hunger Games
by Suzanne Collins

Reading level: Grades 9-12
Hardcover: 384 pages
Publisher: Scholastic

Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen has her name drawn for the annual Hunger Games, a fight-to-the-death on live TV.

The other winners are:

Easy Readers

I Love My New Toy by Mo Willems

(I chaired this new category and 2 other Scholastic bloggers were on the committee. Kid Lit Kit's Sonja Cole was a panelist and Scholastic Parent's Librarian Mom blogger Els Kushner was a judge. Mo sent us an illustrated thank you on his blog!)

Fantasy & Science Fiction: Middle Grade

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

Fiction Picture Books

How to Heal a Broken Wing by Bob Graham

Graphic Novels: Elementary/Middle Grade

Rapunzel's Revenge by Shannon Hale & Dean Hale (Authors) and Nathan Hale (Illustrator)

Graphic Novels: Young Adult

Emiko Superstar by Mariko Tamaki (Author) and Steve Ralston (Illustrator)

Middle-Grade Fiction

The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd

Nonfiction Middle-Grade/Young Adult Book

The Year We Disappeared: A Father-Daughter Memoir by Cylin and John Busby


Honeybee by Naomi Shihab Nye

Young Adult Fiction

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

Congratulations to all the winners!

This week's Nonfiction Monday Round-up is at Jean Little Library.


Els Kushner

Great books, great post, great award-- and it was a pleasure judging with you!

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