Thursday, October 8, 2020

A few Elem/Middle Grade Speculative Fiction suggestions for the Cybils Awards

There's one week until nominations for the Cybils close and so many wonderful books out there that have yet to be nominated.  I really hope you'll consider nominating your favorites in children and YA!!   We're looking for books published in the U.S. or Canada between October 16, 2019, to October 15th, 2020 (one book nomination per Category per person).  Nominations will only stay open until October 15th, so don't delay.  Publishers and authors will begin their nominations on October 16th.        

 There are lots of different categories to choose from and you can get more information here about each category.  Plus a list of what books have been nominated thus far.   
This year I'm a round two judge for elementary/mg speculative fiction category!  Here's the category description    

With that in mind, might I make a few suggestions of books that haven't been nominated yet.  Some I've read and others I would like to read, or better yet, nominate your favorite!  For more suggetions and ideas for yet unnominated books check out Charlotte Library's   and A Library Mama's list

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  1. Thank you for the list and the shout-out, Brenda! I'm really hoping that lots more people nominate books in the next few days! It just won't feel like a proper Cybils season if I'm not rushing to read all the books all fall.

  2. Lots of purple covers! Looks like an exciting group of books to read! :)

    1. LOL, I think it's meant to convey dark and mysterious.