2015 CYBILS WINNERS

16 Feb

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Definitely take time to check out the amazing list of CYBILS winners for 2015!  This was the first time I’ve been a part of an award committee and although it was a lot of work, it was great working with librarians, teachers, and bloggers who all care as much as I do about the books being published for children.  I was a Round 1 judge for Elementary and Middle Grade Non-fiction and it was not easy – a ton of submissions and a lot of conversation happened!  But, I am so happy with the winner – I, Fly: The Buzz About Flies and How Awesome They Are!

Book Apps

Professor Astro Cat’s Solar System
by Minilab Ltd
Minilab Ltd

Fiction Picture Books

Sidewalk Flowers
by JonArno Lawson
Groundwood Books

Easy Readers

Ling & Ting: Twice as Silly (Passport to Reading, Level 3: Ling & Ting)
by Grace Lin
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Early Chapter Books

Dory and the Real True Friend (Dory Fantasmagory)
by Abby Hanlon
Dial Books

Poetry

Flutter and Hum / Aleteo y Zumbido: Animal Poems / Poemas de Animales
by Julie Paschkis
Henry Holt

Elementary/Middle Grade

Fiction

The Blackthorn Key
by Kevin Sands
Aladdin

Graphic Novels

Roller Girl
by Victoria Jamieson
Dial Books

Non-Fiction

I, Fly: The Buzz About Flies and How Awesome They Are
by Bridget Heos, illustrated by Jennifer Plecas
Henry Holt

Speculative Fiction

The Fog Diver
by Joel Ross
HarperCollins

Young Adult

Fiction

Every Last Word
by Tamara Ireland Stone
Disney-Hyperion

Graphic Novels

Nimona
by Noelle Stevenson
HarperTeen

Non-Fiction

Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War
by Steve Sheinkin
Roaring Brook Press

Speculative Fiction

The Walls Around Us
by Nova Ren Suma
Algonquin Young Readers

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