Sunday, January 6, 2019

Cybils Shortlists; A very long post with data you may or may not find interesting

The Cybils shortlists have been announced and I am especially pleased with the excellent choices made by the category I chair, Elementary and Middle Grade Nonfiction. Now the second round judges will be hard at work, reading and discussing the shortlists, and eventually choosing a winner for each category to be announced on February 14th.

I'll be posting more data/collection development posts over the next few weeks, but here's a beginning! (note - I don't purchase ya fiction, so I did not include those lists.)


Elementary Nonfiction Finalists


Middle Grade Nonfiction Finalists
Easy Reader Finalists
Early Chapter Finalists
Elementary/Middle Grade Speculative Fiction

  • Inkling by Kenneth Oppel
    • 7 copies in my consortium, 4 checked out
  • Love, sugar, magic: A dash of trouble by Anna Meriano
    • Purchased for the library; 10+ copies in my consortium, 1 checked out
  • Snared: Escape to the above by Adam Jay Epstein
    • 5 copies in my consortium, 1 checked out
  • Stone girl's story by Sarah Beth Durst
    • Purchased for the library; 9 copies in my consortium
  • Sweep by Jonathan Auxier
    • 9 copies in my consortium (not including ebooks); 4 checked out
  • Thisby Thestoop and the Black Mountain by Zac Gorman
    • 2 copies in my consortium
  • Nevermoor: The trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend
    • 10+ copies in my consortium (not including ebooks, audio, LP, etc.), 3 checked out
Fiction Picture Books Finalists
Board Book Finalists
  • Peek-a-Who by Elsa Mroziewicz
    • 2 copies in my consortium, 1 checked out
    • Added to my to read list
  • But first, we nap by David Miles and Darya Dremova
    • 1 copy in my consortium
    • Added to my to read list
  • These colors are bananas by Jason Fulford and Tamara Shopsin
    • 1 copy in my consortium (I have it checked out)
  • Why the face? by Jean Jullien
    • 4 copies in my consortium, 2 checked out
  • Zoe and Zack: Shapes by Jacques Duquennoy
    • Not owned in my consortium
    • Added to board book list to purchase
  • Black bird, yellow sun by Steve Light
    • Review copy donated to the library; 10+ copies in my consortium, 1 checked out
  • Llamaphones by Janik Coat
    • 4 copies in my consortium, 2 checked out
    • Added to board book back list to purchase eventually

Elementary/Middle Grade Graphic Novel Finalists
  • Escape from Syria by Samya Kullab and Jackie Roche
    • 3 copies in my consortium, 1 checked out
  • The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O'Neill
    • 7 copies in my consortium, 1 checked out
  • Be Prepared by Anya Brosgol
    • Purchased for the library, 15+ copies in my consortium, 8 checked out
  • The witch boy by Molly Ostertag
    • 10 copies in my consortium, 3 checked out
    • Added to my juvenile graphic novel backlist to purchase eventually
  • Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery; graphic adaptation by Mariah Marsden and Brenna Thummler
    • 8 copies in my consortium, 4 checked out
  • Cardboard kingdom by Chad Sell
    • Purchased for the library; 20 copies in my consortium, 4 checked out
  • Mr. Wolf's Class by Nels Steinke
    • 10 copies in my consortium, 2 checked out
Young Adult Graphic Novel Finalists
  • As the crow flies by Melanie Gillman
    • 5 copies in my consortium
    • I still wish I could have purchased this one, but in the end the $20 for a paperback was just too high.
  • Anne Frank's Diary: The graphic edition by Anne Frank, adapted by Ari Folman and David Polonsky
    • 10 copies in my consortium, 5 checked out
    • The adult services department purchased this for the adult collection
  • Grand Theft Horse by Greg Neri and Corban Wilkin
    • 4 copies in my consortium, 1 checked out
  • Hey, Kiddo by Jarrett Krosoczka
    • 10+ copies in my consortium, 5 checked out
    • Added to my ya graphics backlist to eventually purchase
  • On a sunbeam by Tillie Walden
    • 10+ copies in my consortium, 4 checked out
  • Prince and the dressmaker by Jen Wang
    • Purchased for the library; 10+ copies in our consortium, 3 checked out
  • Quince by Sebastian Kadlecik, Kit Steinkellner, Emma Steinkellner, and Valeria Tranier
    • No copies in my consortium. This is not available through our primary vendor and only available as a used paperback from Amazon so it's not likely that anyone will get it, although it looks interesting.

Poetry Finalists
  • Mary's Monster by Lita Judge
    • 5 copies in my consortium
  • H is for Haiku by Sydell Rosenberg and Sawsan Chalabi
    • 1 copy in my consortium
  • Can I touch your hair by Irene Latham, Charles Waters, Sean Qualls, and Selina Alko
    • 5 copies in my consortium
  • Long way down by Jason Reynolds
    • 20+ copies in my consortium, 3 checked out
    • Purchased for our teen fiction (our cataloger buys YA fiction)
  • The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
    • 10 copies in our consortium
  • In the past by David Elliott and Matthew Trueman
    • 8 copies in my consortium, 1 checked out
    • On my picture book backlist to order eventually
  • Traveling the blue road by Lee Hopkins, Denver Butson, Bob and Jovan Hansman
    • 2 copies in my consortium

Middle Grade Fiction Finalists
  • Harbor me by Jacqueline Woodson
    • Purchased for the library, 15+ copies in my consortium, 6 checked out
  • Front Desk by Kelly Yang
    • 10+ copies in my consortium, 6 checked out
    • On my juvenile fiction backlist for eventual purchase
  • The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl by Stephanie McAnulty
    • 15+ copies in my consortium, 4 checked out
  • Skylark and Wallcreeper by Anne O'Brien Carelli
    • 4 copies in our consortium, 2 checked out
  • The orphan band of springdale by Anne Nesbet
    • 5 copies in our consortium, 1 checked out
  • The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson
    • 10+ copies in my consortium, 3 checked out
  • The doughnut fix by Jessie Janowitz
    • 6 copies in our consortium, 1 checked out
Junior High Nonfiction Finalists
  • Apollo 8 by Martin Sandler
    • 4 copies in my consortium, 2 checked out
    • Added to the juvenile nonfiction backlist for possible later purchase
  • Capsized by Patricia Sutton
    • 4 copies in my consortium, 1 checked out
    • On my to read list
  • The disappearing spoon (young reader's edition) by Sam Kean
    • 3 copies in my consortium, 1 checked out
    • Adult edition on my to read list
  • Spooked! by Gail Jarrow
    • 9 copies in my consortium, 1 checked out
    • Added to juvenile nonfiction backlist for possible later purchase
    • On my to read list
  • Facing Frederick by Tonya Bolden
    • Purchased for the library, 7 copies in my consortium
  • Chasing King's Killer by James Swanson
    • Purchased for the library, 15 copies in my consortium, 2 checked out
  • Boots on the ground: America's war in Vietnam by Elizabeth Partridge
    • Purchased for the library, 10 copies in my consortium, 3 checked out
Senior High Nonfiction Finalists
  • The Faithful Spy by John Hendrix
    • 10 copies in my consortium (multiple being cataloged), 3 checked out
    • I bought another story of Bonhoeffer and wasn't sure I needed this one as well, but going by how few people know who he is (even here in WI, land of Lutherans!) I think I need this one as well and have added it to my to order list.
  • Bonnie and Clyde by Karen Blumenthal
    • 6 copies in my consortium, 1 checked out
  • The Grand Escape by Neal Bascomb
    • Purchased for the library, 7 copies in my consortium, 3 checked out
  • Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson (young reader's edition)
    • 7 copies in my consortium, 1 checked out
  • We say #never again: Reporting by the Parkland Student Journalists
    • 5 copies in my consortium
  • Votes for women by Winifred Conkling
    • Purchased for the library, 9 copies in my consortium, 1 checked out
  • We are not yet equal (young reader's edition of "White Rage") by Carol Anderson and Tonya Bolden
    • 7 copies in my consortium, 2 checked out
    • Added to my ya nf backlist for possible future purchase

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