Cybils Finalists

The Cybils awards are given each year by bloggers for the year's best children's and young adult titles in a variety of categories. Finalists, selected from public nominations made in October, are announced on January 1, and winners are announced on February 14. My 2012 reading will come, in part, from the finalists in Middle Grade Fiction, Young Adult Fiction, Fantasy & Science Fiction (Middle Grade), and Graphic Novels (Young Adult).

Middle Grade Fiction
  • Darth Paper Strikes Back by Tom Angleberger
  • The Friendship Doll by Kirby Larson
  • Ghetto Cowboy by G. Neri
  • The Great Wall of Lucy Wu by Wendy Wan-Long Shang
  • Nerd Camp by Elissa Brent Weissman*
  • Warp Speed by Lisa Yee
  • Words in the Dust by Trent Reedy
Young Adult Fiction
  • Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
  • Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
  • Bunheads by Sophie Flack
  • Everyone Sees the Ants by A.S. King
  • Frost by Marianna Baer
  • Leverage by Joshua C. Cohen
  • Stupid Fast by Geoff Herbach*
Fantasy & Science Fiction (Middle Grade)
  • Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu
  • The Cheshire Cheese Cat by Carmen Agra Deedy*
  • Dragon Castle by Joseph Bruchac
  • Icefall by Matthew J. Kirby
  • The Inquisitor's Apprentice by Chris Moriarty
  • A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
  • Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George
Graphic Novels (Young Adult)
  • Anya's Ghost by Vera Brosgol*
  • Bad Island by Doug Tennapel
  • Feynman by Jim Ottaviani
  • Level Up by Gene Luen Yang
  • Page by Paige by Laura Lee Gulledge