« Middle Grade Fiction | Main | Poetry »

October 18, 2006


Stephanie Ford

I'd like to nominate The Book Thief by Markus Zuzack. What a masterpiece!


I would like to nominate The Extraordinary and Unusual Adventures of Horatio Lyle by Catherine Webb

an oustanding book with a recently published oustanding sequel. And the author is only nineteen years old.

Little Willow

The Pursuit of Happiness by Tara Altebrando

Laura Atkins

I'm not totally sure if this should be YA or Middle Grade, but I'd like to nominate THE BOOK OF EVERYTHING by Guus Kuijer. I think middle grade readers could get it, but it takes on pretty disturbing issues, so may shift up to YA.


"The Legend of Zoey" by Candie Moonshower.
Zoey is ashamed of her American Indian heritage until she is thrown back in time to a period of terrible earthquakes in west Tennessee. She meets the namesake of a lake formed by the quakes, Chief Reelfoot, makes a friend who is struggling to survive in the harsh wilderness, and learns to value her family's history.
It's so well done. I love this story.

Jonathan Stephens

The Book Thief by Markus Zuzac.



I would like to nominate "Just Listen" by Sarah Dessen.


Samurai Shortstop by Alan Gratz. A gripping and unique story with a great protagonist. Meticulously researched.


I would like to nominate An Abundance of Katherines by John Green.


Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson
is my choice for nomination.


In the YA category, I'd like to nominate Fringe Girl by Valerie Frankel.


I second the nod for Abundance of Katherines.

Lauren Baratz-Logsted

While there's the temptation to pull a John Irving and put forth my own forthcoming YA, Angel's Choice, I'll resist the urge and go with another angel title: Angelmonster, by Veronica Bennett


I would like to nominate E. Lockhart's The Boyfriend List


Let's try again:

I'd like to nominate E. Lockhart's The Boy Book. They're both so good, but only one published in 2006, eh? :)

Cynthia Leitich Smith of Cynsations

A Bad Boy Can Be Good for a Girl by Tanya Lee Stone



Lara Z

I won't be shady and nominate any of my friends' books, but I do want to nominate DAIRY QUEEN by Catherine Murdoch, A BRIEF CHAPTER IN MY IMPOSSIBLE LIFE by Dana Reinhardt, and IT'S KIND OF A FUNNY STORY by Ned Vizzini.

If I'm only allowed to nominate one, I'll go with DAIRY QUEEN because I absolutely adored it.


Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan

Cynthia Lord

Rules of Survival by Nancy Werlin


Shug by Jenny Han


I'd like to nominate NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH (AND A FEW WHITE LIES) by Justina Chen Headley.


Peter and The Starcatchers is an amazing young adults read.
It precedes the story of Peter Pan and is all about pirates, orphans and star dust! I loved it
By Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson


The Queen of Cool by Cecil Castellucci

It's about what being a teenager is really like, something that many YA books aspire to, but few seem to achieve (at least in my opinion).

Paul Acampora

a brief chapter in my impossible life by Dana Reinhardt is my favorite YA title of 2006. It's a book that throws everything into the pot -- god, family, romance, coffee, death, hope and so much more. And what comes out is a masterpiece. Almost everybody I know who's read the book discovered it via somebody's blog (as did I). It would be a great first Cybil award recipient.

Richard Nash

I'd like to nominate "Manstealing for Fat Girls" by Michelle Embree


Once a book is already nominated, does it matter to nominate again? You don't get bonus points for multiple nominations do you? : )


Nope. It's not a popularity contest. I believe that's the issue that started this whole thing. The Quills were a popularity contest, and the Cybils want to aim above that. SO, please nominate your favorite 2006 book that ISN'T already on the list! (Thanks!)

Jonathan Hunt

THIS IS ALL by Aidan Chambers.

Beverly Bixler

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Alice in the Know

Beverly Archer

How to Be Popular by Meg Cabot. Wish I'd had this book to read when I was a teen.

Phoebe Carter

Weedflower by Cynthia Kadohata


Might be a little old theme wise, but I'll toss To Feel Stuff by Andrea Seigel into the mix.


THE BRAID by Helen Frost


Rebel Angels by Libba Bray


America by E.B. Frank
Big Mouth and Ugly Girl by Oates

Stoner and Spaz by Koertge


I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have To Kill You - Ally Carter


Stay With Me, by Garret Freymann-Weyr

Jennifer Wardrip, aka "The Genius"

The best YA fiction book of 2006: LIFE AS WE KNEW IT by Susan Beth Pfeffer


ENTHUSIASM by Polly Shulman

jennifer, aka literaticat

my god, people, don't you know that the best book of the year in ANY category is MT Anderson's Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume One, THE POX PARTY?

E. Lockhart

The Murder of Bindy Mackenzie by Jaclyn Moriarty.


I was wondering how long it would take for Octavian to get nominated. lol

Sara Hantz

I'd like to nominate Vegan, Virgin, Valentine by Carolyn Mackler


DIRTY LIAR by brian james is one of the most amazing books I've ever read.


Accidents of Nature by Harriet McBryde Johnson


The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Jen Robinson

Not yet formally nominated, since Lara Z listed it as one of three potential nominations, I'd like to add It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini. The others from my best of list so far are all on this list, or the Fantasy/Sci Fi list.


Incantation by Alice Hoffman


Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

The comments to this entry are closed.