What’s Missing In the 2008 Cybils Nominations – Anyone Want to Nominate Them?

The Cybils nominations end in 3 days. The Cybils are book awards given to the best children’s and teen books–books that are high in both literary quality and kid appeal. The books go through two different judging panels, and the panels are made up of children’s and YA book bloggers.

ANYONE can nominate a book. Yes, that means you! You just need to leave the book title you want to nominate in the comments of the book category (fiction picture books, teen fiction, etc) on the Cybils blog–by Wednesday!

I’ve gone through the lists of nominated books (which was a long task, let me tell you) and there are some really stellar books that haven’t been mentioned. Really, really good books that deserve a mention. Because each person can only nominate one book per category, I can’t nominate them. But you can! If you like the books I mention, please consider it. (And if you haven’t read them, pick them up!)

Here are the great 2008 books I think are missing:

Picture Books



  • Chicken, Pig, Cow by Ruth Ohi


  • Pearl Barley and Charlie Parsley by Aaron Blabey


  • Spuds by Karen Hesse, illustrated by Wendy Watson


  • Some Helpful Tips for a Better World and a Happier Life by Rebecca Doughty

Go here to nominate a fiction picture book.


Middle Grade Books:


  • The Dragon In the Sock Drawer by Kate Klimo


  • The End of the Beginning by Avi


Go here to nominate a middle-grade book.


YA books:



  • Breakfast at Sadie’s by Lee Weatherly


  • The Pretty One by Cheryl Klam

Go here to nominate a YA book.


About Cheryl Rainfield

I write the books I needed and couldn't find as a teen. I write teen fiction--paranormal fantasy and gritty realistic fiction. I'm the author of SCARS (WestSide Books, 2010) #1 ALA QuickPicks, and Governor General Literary Award Finalist, HUNTED (WestSide Books, Oct 2011), STAINED (Harcourt, 2013), The Last Dragon (HIP Books, Sept 2009), and Walking Both Sides (HIP Books, 2011). I also enjoy drawing, surfing the web, connecting with people I like, doing crafts, and being with my dog.
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2 Responses to What’s Missing In the 2008 Cybils Nominations – Anyone Want to Nominate Them?

  1. cloudscome says:

    Thanks for making this list. I am going to link you and you should add your link to the round up at the Cybils site today.

  2. Thanks, Cloudscome; I appreciate it!

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