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Cybils Winners!

February 15, 2008

If you missed yesterday’s announcement, here are the winners:

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

Young Adult: Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale (Bloomsbury USA Children’s Books)

Fiction Picture Books
The Chicken-Chasing Queen of Lamar County by Janice N. Harrington; illustrated by Shelley Jackson (Farrar, Strauss & Giroux)

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

Young Adult: The Professor’s Daughter written by Joann Sfar; illustrated by Emmanuel Guibert (First Second)

Middle Grade Novels
A Crooked Kind of Perfect by Linda Urban (Harcourt Children’s Books)

Nonfiction MG/YA books
Tasting the Sky: A Palestinian Childhood by Ibtisam Barakat (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

Nonfiction Picture Books
Lightship by Brian Floca (Atheneum/Richard Jackson Books)

Poetry
This Is Just to Say: Poems of Apology and Forgiveness by Joyce Sidman, illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski (Houghton Mifflin)

Young Adult Novels
Boy Toy by Barry Lyga (Houghton Mifflin)

Congratulations to all the winners!

Now, I would have been happy regardless which YA novel was selected, but Boy Toy was my favorite (as if that wasn’t totally obvious), so I am very happy it won. Rather surprised, but happy. And thanks to all the judges for doing such a great job on a very difficult task.

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