Monday, February 14, 2011

2010 Cybils Awards Announced

The 2010 Children's and Young Adult Bloggers' Literary Awards were announced today:

Winners, elementary & middle grade

Fiction Picture Books
61IwC70Uw2L._SL160_Interrupting Chicken
by David Ezra Stein
Candlewick




Nonfiction Picture Books
Twain The Extraordinary Life of Mark Twain (According to Susy)
by Barbara Kerley
Scholastic






Easy Readers
Willems We Are in a Book!
by Mo Willems
Hyperion







Short Chapter Books
Ramos Zapato Power: Freddie Ramos Takes Off
by Jacqueline Jules; illustrated by Miguel Benitez
Albert Whitman & Co






Poetry
Mirror Mirror Mirror Mirror: A Book of Reversible Verse
by Marilyn Singer, illustrated by Josée Masse
Penguin Young Readers





Graphic Novels
Meanwhile Meanwhile: Pick Any Path. 3856 Story Possibilities.
by Jason Shiga
Abrams Books





Fantasy & Science Fiction
Shadows The Shadows
The Books of Elsewhere, Vol. 1
by Jacqueline West
Dial






Middle Grade Fiction
Yoda The Strange Case of Origami Yoda
By Tom Angleberger
Amulet






Winners, young adult
Non-fiction
Yellow Death The Secret of the Yellow Death: A True Story of Medical Sleuthing
by Suzanne Jurmain
Houghton Mifflin





Graphic Novels
Yummy Yummy; The Last Days of a Southside Shorty
by G. Neri, illustrated by Randy duBurke
Lee & Low Books







Fantasy & Science Fiction
Rot and Ruin Rot & Ruin
by Jonathan Maberry
Simon & Schuster







Young Adult Fiction
Split Split
by Swati Avasthi
Knopf







Background on the Cybils awards

Our purpose is two-fold:
  • Reward the children’s and young adult authors (and illustrators, let’s not forget them) whose books combine the highest literary merit and "kid appeal." What’s that mean? If some la-di-dah awards can be compared to brussel sprouts, and other, more populist ones to gummy bears, we’re thinking more like organic chicken nuggets. We’re yummy and nutritious.
  • Foster a sense of community among bloggers who write about children’s and YA literature, highlight our best reviewers (and shamelessly promote their blogs) and provide a forum for the similarly obsessed.

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