In reading for the Cybils, I could not resist awarding my own special prizes:
The Jabberwocky Meets Rocky Horror on the Farm Weirdness Award:
Fat & Bones and Other Stories by Larissa Theule. Illustrations by Adam S. Doyle.
Best Speculative Fiction with a British Flair:
The Children of the King by Sonya Hartnett.
The Extremely Annoying Unfinished Novel Award:
Shipwreck Island by S.A. Bodeen.
The Harry Potter Readalike Fan Fiction Prize:
Iron Trial (Magisterium) by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare.
Best Mouse Story:
The Orphan and the Mouse by Martha Freeman.
Best Squirrel Story:
Nuts to You by Lynne Rae Perkins.
Best Superhero Fiction:
Almost Super by Marion Jensen.
Caldecott Artist’s Award for Best Speculative Fiction Picture Book:
Aviary Wonders Inc. Spring Catalog and Instruction Manual by Kate Samworth.
Best Ghost Story:
Lockwood & Co: The Whispering Skull by Jonathan Stroud.
Heisman Trophy for Beowulf Meets Football:
Boys of Blur by N.D. Wilson.
Best Comedic Speculative Fiction:
The Heroâ€™s Guide to Being an Outlaw by Christopher Healy.
Best Time Travel:
Seven Stories Up by Laurel Snyder.
Best Moon-Based Science Fiction/Murder Mystery:
Space Case by Stuart Gibbs.
Agatha Christie Award for Mystery in an Isolated Inn:
Greenglass House by Kate Milford.
Best Space Aliens:
Ambassador by William Alexander.
The Princess Zelda Cloud City Video Game Fiction Award:
Sky Raiders by Brandon Mull.