List Fun: 10 Cybils Finalists/Winners that Also Received ALA Awards

I happen to love awards. All the awards. I like following the hype and buzz and then seeing if my favorite (or one I’ve at least seen or read) wins. So, I suppose, it’s no surprise that one of my favorite things to do every year is compare the Cybils outcome and see how they fared against the “big” awards, the ALA Youth Media awards. Interestingly enough, the Cybils and the ALA awards have only matched up once: with The Graveyard Book, which won the Elementary/Middle Grade Speculative Fiction (back before we were calling it that) award and the Newbery that year. Other than that, we have a good track record of picking winners as finalists, and many of our winners have ended up as honor books.

I’ve picked ten of my favorites that have showed up on both lists. Enjoy!

–Melissa Fox, Book Nut


Roller Girl
by Victoria Jamieson

(Middle Grade Graphic Novel winner, 2015)
Won a Newbery Honor, 2016



Bone Gap
by Laura Ruby

(YA Speculative Fiction finalist, 2015)
Won the Printz award, 2016



El Deafo
by Cece Bell

(Middle Grade Graphic Novel winner, 2014)
Won a Newbery Honor, 2015


The Crossover
by Kwame Alexander

(Middle Grade Fiction finalist, 2014)
Won the Newbery Medal, 2015


The One and Only Ivan
by Katherine Applegate

(Elementary/Middle Grade Speculative fiction finalist, 2012)
Won the Newbery Medal, 2014


MeJaneMe…Jane by Patrick McDonnell
(Fiction Picture Book winner, 2011)
Won a Caldecott honor, 2013


Ship Breaker
by Paolo Bacigalupi

(YA Speculative Fiction finalist, 2010)
Won the Printz award, 2012


InterruptingChickenInterrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein
(Fiction Picture Book winner, 2010)
Won a Caldecott honor, 2012

TheLionandtheMouseThe Lion and the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney
(Fiction Picture Book finalist, 2009)
Won the Caldecott Medal, 2010


The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks
by E. Lockhart

(Young Adult Fiction winner, 2008)
Won a Printz honor, 2009