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February 14, 2008


Andrea of (of JustOneMoreBook! Children's Book Podcast)

Way to Go Lightship! Way to go NFPB Judges -- you had a tough, tough job and I'm glad it was you and not me who had to make the decision!!

Sheila Ruth

What a great group of books! Congratulations to all the authors, illustrators and publishers behind these outstanding books. A big thanks to all the judges who had the tough job of choosing the winners.

Shelf Elf

Yay Linda Urban and her perfect, perfect Crooked Kind of Perfect! I have no idea how you MG Judges did it, but congratulations on your hard work. I'm proud to have been part of this process and I can't wait to read the Graphic Novel and YA winners. Hooray us!

Andrew Karre

Thanks Cybils Committee for all your work! Looking foward to next year.


Kate Messner

Yay, Cybils winners!! And really, congratulations to ALL of the nominees and finalists. What a fantastic bunch of books.


Excellent list of books! I'm so excited and I just can't hide it!

Cynthia Lord

Congratulations to the winners! I'm especially delighted to see "A Crooked Kind of Perfect." Well done, everyone!


Congratulations Cybils winners! There's nothing wrong with being obsessed with children's books!


What a great list! I love it!

Anna J. Boll

Hooray for the Chicken Chasing queen. I'm glad to see this book win after Hugo pushed it out of the Caldecott position. The lively collaged illustrations seemlessly weave story, picture and type. So glad to see a book with an African-American family get the Cybils honor.


Thanks, everyone! A huge round of applause for all our judges and organizers.

We'd love it if you installed one of our glorious widgets on your blog. Take your pick:


Thanks again,
Anne the Editrix and co-Mastermind

Heidi (seaheidi)

It's so great seeing familiar books win, as well as books I've never heard of! Thanks, Cybils and off to the book store...

Happy Valentine's Day!

Little Willow

Congratulations to all of the nominees and winners, and many thanks to all of the organizers, panelists, judges, booksellers, librarians, teachers, bloggers, and bookish folks who have actively supported the Cybils.

Melissa Walker

What a fantastic list--some I've read, some I look forward to diving into!

Lisa Yee

Hooray to Linda and Barry, and all the winners!!!!


Congrats! An impressive list... It's been a fun process to watch. Thanks for doing this. :)



Some love for Smekday! Way to go J. Lo and Tip! I was cheering for you! Great job Cybil people - thanks!

shannon hale

WOW! I'm so thrilled. Thanks all, this is a very happy Valentine's Day. I'm feeling the love.


Kuddos to all of the nominees, the winners, and the entire Cybils community! You have a rich group of individuals here - truly a special group!


Hooray! I was so happy to work with everyone as both an organizer and a panelist, and I can't wait to read the winners that I haven't had a chance to read yet.


Congratulations and hurray -- what a wonderful list!

Barry Lyga

Wow! Thank you so much!

Thanks to the committee, to the judges, to those who nominated me...

This is a real honor, and I'm both surprised and thrilled.

Congratulations to the other finalists and to all of the nominees!



Please do read all the nominees and not just the winners. There are many good stories you don't want to miss.


Not to worry, Natasha: We're leaving up both the links to the finalists and our printable list for people to take shopping.

And I can vouch that "Go to Bed, Monster!" has sold at least a few copies via this site, and likely more through word-of-blog.

Thanks so much for such a wonderful book, and for supporting us here at Cybils.

Linda Urban

Thank you, thank you, hard working Cybils people! I'm delighted to have my book listed among the honored.

Congratulations to all the other winners and finalists!

Meg Burden

Congratulations to the winners! :)

(Special congrats to Shannon Hale on winning the YA SF&F category! I can't wait to read "Book of a Thousand Days.")

And a huge, heartfelt THANK YOU to the Cybils team for all of your hard work and the HOURS of reading and blogging and thought you put into this fantastic contest. <3

Ms. Simbe

this is my favorite book award. way to go. awesome choices.

Brenda Ferber

Great choices all around! This award is one of my favorites because it balances reader appeal with literary merit.

Teen Troves

Congrats to all the winners! Glad to see Boy Toy made the list it was an excellent book!!!!

Laura Resau

Big congrats to all the winners! It's been an honor to be a finalist. I appreciate the Cybils committee's hard work, and can't wait to read more of the winners' and other finalists' books!


Congratulations to everyone involved - it was a long haul - and to all the winners. A wonderfully eclectic selection of books!

Rose Kent

Congrats to all in the process.

What fantastic selections. Attaboy and attagirl to all the Cybil committee's members!


As a children's librarian, I so appreciate children and YA literature...

I am new to "discovering" the Cybils, and glad to see this wonderful list,

thanks for all your hard work!

Janice N. Harrington

To the Cybils Award Committee:

I am . . . stunned and deeply grateful to the many readers who have enjoyed the Chicken Chasing Queen of Lamar County. It is profoundly moving to me that my work has been selected by a virtual community of diverse readers who talk about, argue over, defend, cheer on, and celebrate reading. You are my heroes: Thank you! I must add that Chicken Chasing would not have been possible with the editorial artistry of Melanie Kroupa, the visual wizardry of Shelley Jackson, and the incredible bookmakers of Farrar, Straus, Giroux. They gave my story wings. The Chicken Chasing Queen of Lamar County is based on memories of my own obsession: I wanted to catch my Big Mama's rooster. It was my childhood mission, but was always foiled. Just the sign of me sent my grandmother's chickens into fits of conniption: squawwkkkkk! But thanks to your generous reading, I feel as if I've "caught" a dream at last: readers who shsare our common love for stories, and that's all any writer needs to fly. In closing, I am humbled to be in the company of the Cybil winners for 2007, O such wonderful authors: Thank you.


Just discovered this blog! Love it! I was thrilled to see a link for a printer friendly version of the winners but it ended up not being what I was looking for. I was looking for just a list of the books on one page so that I could take that one page to the library with me to check out the books. I can make the list myself but thought I would mention that it might be a good addition to the site in the future.

Haleyyy ! :DD

I lovelovelovelovelove the bookl boy toy. It makes it so every young adult knows whats going on & can understand it. I would for sure recommend it to anyone who is thinking of reading it (:

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