A Cybils Graphic Novel Nominee for #TBT

We are going to close our Cybils-centric series of Throwback Thursday selections with the Graphic Novel category. In 2009, Matt Phelan’s The Storm in the Barn was a nominee in the Elementary / Middle Grade subcategory. The Storm in the Barn written by Matt Phelan illustrated by Matt Phelan Candlewick Press, 2009 It is a miserable summer for Jack Clark and his family. As if the parched land and dying cattle and “dust dementia” aren’t enough, Jack is the target of local bullies and his dad’s frustration. Jack spots something in the Talbot’s Barn, but that’s off limits. Since when has that ever stopped a young boy? But what if it turns out to be bigger than him? This is … Read more

YA Nonfiction – Bomb by Steve Sheinkin #TBT

So far, our Throwback Thursday book reviews have represented the Easy Reader and Middle Grade Fiction categories. This week, our category representative is YA Nonfiction. Bomb: The Race to Build – and Steal – the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin won the 2012 Cybils in tye YA Nonfiction category. Bomb: The Race to Build – and Steal – the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon written by Steve Sheinkin Flash Point, 2012 An InLinkz Link-up Why a Throwback Thursday for Book Reviews? Those of us who blog about books are a community. We read lots of books, we write lots of reviews, and we share those reviews with fellow book lovers and those in search of books for children and … Read more

Lori Ries’ Aggie & Ben Series – #TBT Reviews

Welcome back fans & friends! This week’s Throwback Thursday is going to the dogs. Sorry, I couldn’t resist. We are our continuing celebration of all things Cybils with a throwback to TWO Lori Ries books: Good Dog, Aggie (Cybils 2009) and Aggie the Brave (Cybils 2010 nominee). Both books were nominated in the Easy Reader category. Just a reminder. Today is the last day for nominations for the 2015 cycle. There are ten categories, and we won’t know about your great recommendations if you don’t nominate them! Good Dog, Aggie written by Lori Ries illustrated by Frank W. Dormer Charlesbridge, 2009 Ben is trying to train his dog Aggie, who just flunked out of obedience school. When he says sits, … Read more