14 February 2008

The Cybils: 2007 winners

As promised, the winners of the 2007 Cybils were announced yesterday. They are:

Fiction Picture Books:
The Chicken-Chasing Queen of Lamar County, by Janice N. Harrington; illustrated by Shelley Jackson

Non-Fiction Picture Books:
Lightship, by Brian Floca

Middle Grade Fiction:
A Crooked Kind of Perfect, by Linda Urban

Young Adult Fiction:
Boy Toy, by Barry Lyga

Fantasy and Science Fiction (Elementary/Middle Grade):
The True Meaning of Smekday, by Adam Rex

Fantasy and Science Fiction (Young Adult):
Book of a Thousand Days, by Shannon Hale

Graphic Novels (Elementary and Middle Grade):
Artemis Fowl: The Graphic Novel, written by Eoin Colfer and Andrew Donkin; illustrated by Giovanni Rigano and Paolo Lamanna

Graphic Novels (Young Adult):
The Professor's Daughter, written by Joann Sfar; illustrated by Emmanuel Guibert

This Is Just to Say: Poems of Apology and Forgiveness, by Joyce Sidman; illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski

Non-Fiction (Middle Grade and YA):
Tasting the Sky: A Palestinian Childhood, by Ibtisam Barakat

(The link above includes descriptions of the books.)

I guess I'm out of touch with the world of children's literature, or my tastes are something strange and unusual, because none of my favourite books from last year - Un Lun Dun (China MiƩville), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (J K Rowling) and Evolution, Me & Other Freaks of Nature (Robin Brande) - even made the short lists. Oh, well....

1 comment:

Robin Brande said...

Thank you! What a nice thing to say! I'm truly honored.