Cybil Award Winners

The winnners 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. Categories with winners of genre interest are listed below.

  • Elementary/Middle Grade Graphic Novels: Where’s Halmoni?, by Julie Kim
  • Elementary/Middle Grade Speculative Fiction: The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart, by Stephanie Burgis
  • Young Adult Graphic Novels: Spill Zone, by Scott Westerfeld
  • Young Adult Speculative Fiction: Scythe, by Neal Shusterman

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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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Cybil Awards

The winnners for the 2016 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. Categories with winners of genre interest are listed below.

  • Audiobooks: The Inquisitor’s Tale: Or, the Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog, by Adam Gidwitz
  • Elementary/Middle Grade Graphic Novels: Lowriders to the Center of the earth, by Cathy Camper and Raúl the Third
  • Elementary/Middle Grade Speculative Fiction: Shadow Magic, by Joshua Khan
  • Young Adult Graphic Novel: March: Book Three, by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell
  • Young Adult Speculative Fiction: Illuminae, by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

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Cybil Nominees

The nominees for the 2016 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. The winners will be announced on February 14.

  • The Evil Wizard Smallbone, by Delia Sherman
  • The Firefly Code, by Megan Frazer Blakemore
  • The Goblin’s Puzzle: Being the Adventures of a Boy with No Name and Two Girls Called Alice, by Andrew Chilton
  • The Memory Thief, by Bryce Moore
  • Shadow Magic, by Joshua Khan
  • The Voyage to Magical North, by Claire Fayers
  • When the Sea Turned to Silver, by Grace Lin

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Detcon1 Young Adult Awards

The special awards for Young Adult and Middle Grade SF were presented on July 19 at Detcon1 during the half-time show of the Masquerade. All members of Detcon1 were invited to vote for the awards.

  • Young Adult: The Dream Thieves, by Maggie Stiefvater
  • Middle Grade: Handbook for Dragon Slayers, by Merrie Haskell

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