03 April 2012

C is for Cybils

For April I'm Blogging the Alphabet through YA Book Awards!  Find out more Here!

Of course the C award would have to be the Cybils.  The Cybils awards are given each year by bloggers for the year's best children's and young adult titles.1  I was incredibly proud this year to be chosen as a finalist judge for the Young Adult Fantasy and Science Fiction category.  It's great that the award has a separate category just for Fantasy and Science Fiction, and not just that but they have a separate Middle Grade Fantasy and Science Fiction category as well!  The nominations and short list provide a great reading list every year to catch up on good YA that appealed to adult readers.  The Cybils are nominated by book bloggers and a finalist slate and a winner are chosen by two separate juries of bloggers.  The Cybils have been given out since 2006, and finalists and winner lists are available on the Cybils Website.

2011 Cybils Young Adult Fantasy and Science Fiction Finalists:
Angelfall by Susan Ee
Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
Blood Red Road by Moira Young - Winner
Misfit by Jon Skovron
Red Glove by Holly Black
The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
The Shattering by Karen Healey

2011 Cybils Middle Grade Fantasy and Science Fiction Finalists:
Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu
The Cheshire Cheese Cat: A Dickens of a Tale by Carmen Agra Deedy - Winner
Dragon Castle by Joseph Bruchac
Icefall by Matthew J. Kirby
The Inquisitor's Apprentice by Chris Moriarty
A Monster Calls: Inspired by an idea from Siobhan Dowd by Patrick Ness
Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George

1 http://www.cybils.com/basic-contest-info.html


  1. This is cool. I don't know much about the awards for YA and children's lit. Thanks for sharing. :)

    1. You're welcome! I wasn't sure I'd end up with enough for all the letters, but I found I had enough and then some, and I'm only doing Spec-fic specific awards or general ones!

  2. Great post, I didn't really know anything about this either :)

    Nikki – inspire nordic

    1. The Cybils are great, it's a good group of people who are really taking their books seriously to give recognition to good books. I was so happy that a self-publish (Angelfall) made the list this year, it's good to see good self-publish being recognized!

  3. That is pretty damn cool. Thanks for spotlighting it.

    1. I really thought it was. It's nice for bloggers to have their own awards.

  4. Thanks for the info about Cybils :)
    Visiting back: A to Z: whenkateblogblogspot.com

    1. You're welcome, glad to spotlight such a great award.

  5. Cool theme! I'd heard about the Cybils, but was a little muzzy on what they were exactly. Thanks for setting me straight! And thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Happy A-Z-ing!

    1. They're a great award, happy to un-muzzy them for you!