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The CYBILS Awards results are out http www…

The CYBILS Awards results are out! http://www.cybils.com/2014/02/the-2013-cybils-awards.html I served on the panel for the Graphic Novels (both MG and YA) short lists and am SO pleased to see that Hereville: How Mirka Met a Meteorite Barry Deutsch and Templar by Jordan Mechner won in their respective categories. The other titles in the graphic novels shortlists are also really strong. 2013 was a great year for GNs and it felt like the Children’s and Young Adults’ GN field has finally matured!

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February 21, 2014 · 12:34 pm

CYBILS Finalists Announced

Happy New Year and I’m excited to share with you the two lists that I have had the pleasure of working on for the past few months: The finalists for the 2013 CYBILS Middle Grade and Young Adult Graphic Novels.

The finalists are:

MG Graphic Novels:

Bluffton: My Summers with Buster Keaton
Matt Phelan

Hereville: How Mirka Met a Meteorite
Barry Deutsch

March: Book 1
John Lewis

Monster on the Hill
Rob Harrell

Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales: Donner Dinner Party
Nathan Hale

Squish #5: Game On!
Jennifer L. Holm

The Lost Boy
Greg Ruth

YA Graphic Novels:

Bad Machinery
John Allison

Boxers & Saints Boxed Set
Gene Luen Yang

Captain Marvel, Vol. 1: In Pursuit of Flight
Kelly Sue Deconnick

Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant
Tony Cliff

Jordan Mechner

Uzumaki Deluxe Edition
Junji Ito

War Brothers: The Graphic Novel
Sharon McKay

All the finalists and annotations can be found here: http://www.cybils.com/2014/01/the-2013-finalists.html.

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CYBILS 2013 Announced its panels of blogger judges!

Yup.. it is official.  And I am on the Graphics judging panel for Round 1.

I served on the first CYBILS (Children and Young Adult Bloggers’ Literary Awards) Fantasy and Science Fiction final round panel and we picked Jonathan Stroud’s Ptolomy’s Gate as the winner for the year.  A highly entertaining and deserving conclusion to an ever-intriguing and powerful trilogy.

Can’t wait to see all the suggestions/nominations for this year’s Graphic Narratives and generate that long list for future judges!  Excited!

This is the panelists for the Graphics sections:


and the full list of blogger judges can be found on the current Cybils front page.


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