2017 was a difficult year, all around. Participation was down (we had to put Audiobooks on hiatus!), several judges and category chairs had personal or family crises, and we had issues with getting access to all the books. It wasn’t easy for the Cybils this year.
However, we rallied — we had 1426 books nominated across all the categories — we worked together — 99.1% of all the books were read by 1 panelist, and 95.2% were read by two! — and we have come up with a group of finalists that we can definitely be proud of.
So, without further ado, we present the 2017 Cybils!
Easy Readers and Early Chapter Books
Elementary/Middle Grade Non-Fiction
Elementary/Middle Grade Graphic Novels
Elementary/Middle-Grade Speculative Fiction
Fiction Picture Books
Junior/Senior High Non-Fiction
Young Adult Graphic Novels
Young Adult Fiction
Young Adult Speculative Fiction