The nomination period for this year’s CYBILS Awards opens on October 1st and closes October 15th. Anyone can nominate their favorites in more than ten categories from picture books to Young Adult (One nomination per category). After you nominate its time to sit back and let the judges dig into the list of books. Winners are announced February 14, 2018.
I always prepare a short list to be ready just in case my first choice is already nominated. The books must have been published from October 16, 2016- October 15, 2017. Here are my favorites in the Middle Grade Speculative Fiction category I hope get nominated (In Random Order):
MIDDLE GRADE SPECULATIVE FICTION
THE WIZARD’S DOG by Eric Kahn Gale
JED AND THE JUNKYARD WAR by Steven Bohls
THE BLAZING BRIDGE by Carter Roy
STORY THIEVES—SECRET ORIGINS by James Riley
FELIX Yz by Lisa Bunker
A BABYSITTER”S GUIDE TO MONSTER HUNTING by Joe Ballarini
BEYOND THE DOORS by David Nielsen
What an impressive body of work! Get your list together and nominate your favorite. You can even use one of mine! Have a great weekend.