Cybil Nominees

The nominees for the 2017 Cybil Literary Award for Elementary and Middle Grade Speculative Fiction have been announced. The awards recognize the children’s and young adult authors and illustrators whose books combine the highest literary merit and popular appeal. Speculative Fiction and Graphic Novel categories are listed below. The winners will be announced on February 14.

Elementary/Middle Grade Graphic Novels

  • Pashmina, by Nidhi Chanani
  • Real Friends, by Shannon Hale, illustrated by LeUyen Pham
  • Suee and the Shadow, by Ginger Ly, illustrated by Molly Park
  • The Big Bad Fox, by Benjamin Renner
  • The Dam Keeper, by Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi
  • Where’s Halmoni?, by Julie Kim

Elementary/Middle Grade Speculative Fiction

  • A Face Like Glass, by Frances Hardinge
  • A Properly Unhaunted Place, by William Alexander
  • Last Day on Mars, by Kevin Emerson
  • Miss Ellicott’s School for the Magically Minded, by Sage Blackwood
  • Spirit Huners, by Ellen Oh
  • The Countdown Conspiracy, by Katie Slivensky
  • The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart, by Stephanie Burgis

Young Adult Graphic Novels

  • Buddha: An Enlightened Life, by Kieron Moore, illustrated by Rajesh Nagulakonda
  • New Super-Man Vol. 1: Made in China, by Gene Luen Yang, illustrated by Viktor Bogdanovic
  • Soupy Leaves Home, by Cecil Castellucci, illustrated by Jose Pimienta
  • Spill Zone, by Scott Westerfeld
  • Spinning, by Tillie Walden
  • Tyson Hesse’s Diesel: Ignition, by Tyson Hesse

Young Adult Speculative Fiction

  • Scythe, by Neal Shusterman
  • Song of the Current, by Sarah Tolcser
  • The Hearts We Sold, by Emily Lloyd-Jones
  • The Rules and Regulations for Mediating Myths & Magic, by F.T. Lukens
  • They Both Die at the End, by Adam Silvera
  • Wonder Woman: Warbringer, by Leigh Bardugo

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