And The Envelope Please

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.)

Jen Robinson asks that you consider snagging one of these titles this week from Amazon or B&N.com or some such place with sales rankings.

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:
"Ptolemy’s Gate"
Jonathan Stroud
Hyperion: Miramax

Fiction Picture Books:
"Scaredy Squirrel"
by Melanie Watt
Kid’s Can Press

Graphic Novels:
Ages 12 and Under:
"Amelia Rules," vol. 3: Superheroes
by Jim Gownley
Renaissance Press

Ages 13 and Up:
"American Born Chinese"
Gene Yang
First Second

Middle Grade Fiction:
"A Drowned Maiden’s Hair"
by Laura Amy Schlitz
Candlewick Press

Non-Fiction, Middle Grade and Young Adult:
"Freedom Walkers"
by Russell Freedman
Holiday House

Non-Fiction Picture Books:
"An Egg is Quiet"
written by Dianna Aston; illustrated by Sylvia Long
Chronicle Books

Poetry:
"Butterfly Eyes and Other Secrets of the Meadow"
written by Joyce Sidman, illustrated by Beth Krommes
Houghton Mifflin

Young Adult Fiction:
"Nick and Nora’s Infinite Playlist"
by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
Knopf Books for Young Readers

6 thoughts on “And The Envelope Please”

  1. Thanks so much for promoting the list, Gwenda! And especially for taking up my call to people to buy the books. I would love to see these awards have a quantifiable impact. Of course they’re already having a grass-roots, enthusiasm sort of impact, which is wonderful. Thanks for contributing!
    Oh, and thanks for the recommendation of Life as We Knew It. I’m simply dying to read that one!

  2. Buy them for a friend? ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thanks, Jen — the whole effort has been so well conducted, especially for something in its first year. Yay, Cybils!

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