16 Feb


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


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

Elementary/Middle Grade


The Blackthorn Key
by Kevin Sands

Graphic Novels

Roller Girl
by Victoria Jamieson
Dial Books


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

Young Adult


Every Last Word
by Tamara Ireland Stone

Graphic Novels

by Noelle Stevenson


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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