Cybils Awards: Shortlists are here!

Getting to this a tad late due to time constraints but . . . the shortlists are here, congrats to all those who made it as finalists and great work to all those bloggers on the first round of reading and judging!


It’s always tough cutting down a great list of books to just seven choices.  This year was full of great titles, and we had a wealth to choose from.  As one of the first round of judges for the Cybils 2015 Elementary/ Middle Grade Speculative Fiction category it wasn’t easy coming up with the final list, but you’ll find some superb titles here and our second round counterparts will have their work cut out for them!

To check out all the shortlists and their annotations you can go here.  There is some fantastic reading here across the children’s and YA spectrum.  Enough to fill to-be-read lists for a time!

Here are the seven titles that are the finalists for the 2015 Elementary/Middle Grade Speculative Fiction:

  • Bayou Magic by Jewell Parker Rhodes
  • Castle Hangnail by Ursula Vernon
  • Cuckoo Song by Frances Hardinge
  • Mars Evacuees by Sophia McDougall
  • The Dungeoneers by John David Anderson
  • The Fog Diver  by Joel Ross
  • Wings of Fire Book Six: Moon Rising by Tui Sutherland

I look forward to seeing what the second-round judges decide!




About Stephanie Whelan

I'm a children's librarian with a life-long love of all things science fiction and fantasy.

Posted on January 8, 2016, in General Posts and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. You’ve given us a near-impossible task with that amazing short-list! I’ve read four so far and they’re all really, really good!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: