Here is the list of middle grade sf/f books nominated for the Cybils

Here are all the books nominated for the Cybils in the Middle Grade Science Fiction and Fantasy Category. My fellow panelists and I are looking forward to reading them all in the next 10 weeks!

DO YOU SEE ANY BOOKS THAT AREN'T ON THIS LIST THAT REALLY REALLY SHOULD BE BECAUSE THEY ARE SO GOOD? (well, you can't see what's not there, but you know what I mean).

We want to be sure that our starting lineup of books is as good as it can be, so please, if you notice a striking gap where a Great mg sf/f book published between Oct 16th 2008 and Oct 15 2009 belongs, please head over to the Cybils site to nominate it! And while you're there, you also can, of course, nominate books for other categories...

I have been making lists of new releases in sf/f since April, so feel free to click on the "new releases" label at right if you want reminding of some of the good books published this past year.

(this list will be revised until nominations close at the end of the day on October 15)

11 Birthdays by Wendy Mass
Any Which Wall by Laurel Snyder
The Book of Knowledge (Sacred Books, Volume II) by David Michael Slater
The Brotherhood of the Traveling Underpants (Melvin Beederman, Superhero), by Greg Trine
The Boy Who Fell Down Exit 43 by Harriet Goodwin
Century #1: Ring of Fire by Pierdomenico Baccalario
Chronicles of Ancient Darkness #5: Oath Breaker by Michelle Paver
Daddy's Little Angel (Bedeviled) by Shani Petroff
Dandelion Fire: Book 2 of the 100 Cupboards, by N.D. Wilson
Darkwood by M.E. Breen

Dragon Spear by Jessica Day George
The Dragon of Trelian by Michelle Knudsen
The Dragons of Ordinary Farm by Tad Williams
Dreamdark: Silksinger (Faeries of Dreamdark) by Laini Taylor
Fablehaven: Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary by Brandon Mull
Faery Rebels: Spell Hunter by R. J. Anderson
Fairest of All: A Tale of the Wicked Queen, by Serena Valentino
Farwalker's Quest, The by Joni Sensel
Fortune's Folly by Deva Fagan
Fortune's Magic Farm by Suzanne Selfors

Ghost on the Stairs, The (Haunted) by Chris Eboch
Grey Ghost, The (Wolf's Apprentice) by Julie Hahnke
Hannah (Daughters Of The Sea) by Kathryn Lasky
Hannah's Winter by Kierin Meehan
The Healing Wars; Book One: The Shifter by Janice Hardy
Heroes of the Valley by Jonathan Stroud
Immortal Fire, The (Cronus Chronicles) by Anne Ursu
Jake Ransom and the Skull King's Shadow by James Rollins
Jaspa's Journey: The Great Migration by Rich Meyrick
Kendra Kandlestar and the Shard from Greeve (The Chronicles of Kendra Kandlestar Book 3) by Lee Edward Fodi

The Last Apprentice: Clash of the Demons, by Joseph Delaney
Last Olympian, The (Percy Jackson & the Olympians, Book 5) by Rick Riordan
Last Synapsid, The by Timothy Mason
The Lost Conspiracy by Frances Hardinge
The Magic Thief: Lost by Sarah Prineas
Magician's Elephant, The by Kate DiCamillo
Magickeepers: The Eternal Hourglass by Erica Kirov
Mike Stellar: Nerves of Steel by K. A. Holt
Mousehunter, The by Alex Milway
The Museum of Mary Child by Cassandra Golds

My Rotten Life (Nathan Abercrombie, Accidental Zombie) by David Lubar
The Navel of the World (The Forgotten Worlds, Book 2) by P. J. Hoover
The Nine Pound Hammer: Book 1 of The Clockwork Dark by John Claude Bemis
Night of the Living Lawn Ornaments by Emily Ecton
Oceanology: The True Account of the Voyage of the Nautilus (Ologies) by Ferdinand Zoticus deLessups
Odd and the Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman
Outlandish Adventures of Liberty Aimes, The by Kelly Easton
Prince of Fenway Park, The by Julianna Baggott
Quest for the Simurgh by Marva Dasef
Revenge of the Itty-Bitty Brothers (Who Shrunk Daniel Funk?) by Lin Oliver

Roar by Emma Clayton
The Secret of Zoom by Lynne Jonell
The Secrets of the Cheese Syndicate by Donna St. Cyr
Stonewall Hinkleman and the Battle of Bull Run by Sam Riddleburger
Suddenly Supernatural: Scaredy Kat by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
Syren (Septimus Heap, Book 5) by Angie Sage
Taker and the Keeper, The (The Red Monocle) by Pat Perrin
Tentacles by Roland Smith
The Wyrm King (Beyond the Spiderwick Chronicles) by Holly Black
Theodosia and the Staff of Osiris by R. L. LaFevers

Timothy and the Dragon's Gate by Adrienne Kress
Troll's Eye View: A Book of Villainous Tales edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling
Walk Through A Window, A by KC Dyer
Water, Water Everywhere (Sluggers) by Loren Long
When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin


  1. Thank you so much for the nomination of Troll's Eye View but PLEASE note that it's edited by me and Terri Windling.
    Thank you.

  2. Fixed! And I've passed the message on to the Keepers of the Master List.

  3. Hi Ellen,

    Thank you for sending the correct information. I've corrected it in the Cybils database, which is where Charlotte pulled her list from. Our automated nomination form pulls data from Amazon.com, and sometimes multiple authors/editors don't come out right. I appreciate the heads-up.

    Sheila Ruth
    Fantasy & Science Fiction Category Organizer, and Database Administrator for the Cybils Awards

  4. I have read like nothing on that list, but that's not surprising!


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