2013 Cybils Finalists Revealed

Did you see that the 2013 Cybils finalists have been announced? I’ll wait while you hop over and check out all the categories. There are a lot of wonderful children’s books listed.


As a Round 2 Judge for Elementary and Middle Grade Nonfiction, I was thrilled to see the finalists in that category were (in no particular order):

Locomotive by Brian Floca.


How Big Were Dinosaurs? by Lita Judge


Barbed Wire Baseball by Marissa Moss and illustrated by Yuko Shimizu


Anubis Speaks!: A Guide to the Afterlife by the Egyptian God of the Dead (Secrets of the Ancient Gods) by Vicky Schechter and illustrated by Antoine Revoy


Look Up!: Bird-Watching in Your Own Backyard by Annette LeBlanc Cate


The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdös by Deborah Heiligman and illustrated by LeUyen Pham


Volcano Rising by Elizabeth Rusch


What a wonderful group of books!

In case you are new to Cybils, the Round 2 judges will now discuss these books behind the scenes and a winner will be announced in mid-February. The excitement mounts!



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