The winners of the first-ever Cybils have been announced. (For those of you in a coma, these are the YA/Children’s Lit Bloggers’ Choice Awards.)
There are some damn fine books on the winner’s list, including A Drowned Maiden’s Hair (which I loved loved loved) and Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist (likewise). List of winners behind the cut (list stolen from Jen). And follow the first link in this post for commentary from the judges on each category.
Fantasy and Science Fiction:
Fiction Picture Books:
by Melanie Watt
Kid’s Can Press
Ages 12 and Under:
"Amelia Rules," vol. 3: Superheroes
by Jim Gownley
Ages 13 and Up:
"American Born Chinese"
Middle Grade Fiction:
"A Drowned Maiden’s Hair"
by Laura Amy Schlitz
Non-Fiction, Middle Grade and Young Adult:
by Russell Freedman
Non-Fiction Picture Books:
"An Egg is Quiet"
written by Dianna Aston; illustrated by Sylvia Long
"Butterfly Eyes and Other Secrets of the Meadow"
written by Joyce Sidman, illustrated by Beth Krommes
Young Adult Fiction:
"Nick and Nora’s Infinite Playlist"
by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
Knopf Books for Young Readers