24 Excellent Picture Books that Have Yet to be Nominated for the Cybils!


It is time to nominate your favorite books for the Cybils! I’m a panelist this year for the first round of Board Books and Fiction Picture Books, so I’m paying careful attention to all of the nominations as they are coming in. You can see the list so far.

For Fiction Picture Books, so many wonderful books haven’t been nominated as of October 5th, 2017 — and these are just the ones off the top of my head. There are still so many more that haven’t been nominated and only ten days left to nominate them! And I haven’t even started with board books. (Yikes!) The deadline for public nominations is October 15th, 2017.

Are there children’s books published between October 15th, 2016 and October 15th, 2017 you think should be nominated?

Go to: http://database.cybils.com/nominate.php to nominate it! Any member of the public can nominate.

I would love to read whatever fiction picture book or board book you think is worth nominating. One person is eligible to nominate one book for each category — the books must have been published between October 15th, 2016 and October 15th, 2017.

All covers are Amazon affiliate links, to see if your local library has them, check Worldcat.org. Brobot Bedtime, This is a Good Story, and The World is Not a Rectangle, were sent to me for review by the publishers, the rest I picked up at my library or own a copy of.

Mighty Moby by Barbara DaCosta and Ed Young


Wolf in the Snow by Matthew Cordell


This house, once by Deborah Freedman


City Moon by Rachael Cole & Blanca Gomez

Still Stuck by Shinsuke Yoshitake


Tony by Ed Galing and Erin E. Stead


All the Way to Havana by Margarita Engle and Mike Curato

Wet by Carey Sookocheff


Me Tall, You Small by Lilli L’Arronge

Stack the Cats by Susie Ghahremani


Robinson by Peter Sis


A Different Pond by Bao Phi and Thi Bui – has just been nominated by Jennie Rothschild!


Brobot Bedtime by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen and Scott Campbell


This Is a Good Story by Adam Lehrhaupt and Magali Le Huche


Du Iz Tak? by Carson Ellis (it was published October 18th, 2016 so it meets the deadline!)


Paul & Antoinette by Kerascoet and translated by Claudia Zoe Bedrick


Gary by Leila Rudge


Popo’s Lucky Chinese New Year by Virginia Loh-Hagen and Renne Benoit


A Greyhound, A Groundhog by Emily Jenkins and Chris Appelhans

For Elementary Nonfiction, I’m surprised that these haven’t been nominated yet.

Grand Canyon by Jason Chin

Dazzle Ships by Chris Barton and Victo Ngai

Muddy: The Story of Blues Legend Muddy Waters by Michael Mahin and Evan Turk

The World is Not a Rectangle by Jeanette Winter

Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat by Javaka Steptoe

If you want a more comprehensive list of all of the children’s literature released since October 15th, 2016 — I recommend going to Kirkus Reviews at this link and scanning all of their recommended books or you can also filter it and see all of the children’s books they’ve reviewed.


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