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Cybils finalists are up!

Brigid Alverson

The finalists have been posted for the Cybils (the bloggers’ literary awards), including graphic novel lists for middle grades and young adult readers. Here are the lists, with links to our reviews of the books, when relevant—there are also capsule summaries at the Cybils site.

Middle grades

Athena 223x300 Cybils finalists are up!Athena: Grey-Eyed Goddess (Olympians)
by George O’Connor
First Second Books
Author interview
Included in our Good Comics for Kids Summer Reading List and Best Comics for Kids 2010 list

Guinea Pig, Pet Shop Private Eye 1: Hamster and Cheese
by Colleen A. F. Venable
Graphic Universe
Reviewed by Snow Wildsmith
Included in our Summer Reading List

Meanwhile: Pick Any Path. 3,856 Story Possibilities
by Jason Shiga
Amulet
Included in our ALA Core Titles List

Smile
by Raina Telgemeier
GRAPHIX
Reviewed by Snow Wildsmith
Author interview
Good Comics for Kids book club discussion
Included in our Summer Reading List, ALA Core Titles List, and Best Comics for Kids 2010 list

The Unsinkable Walker Bean
by Aaron Renier
First Second Books
Reviewed by Scott Robins
Included in our Best Comics for Kids 2010 list

Young Adults

Ghostopolis 200x300 Cybils finalists are up!Ghostopolis
by Doug Tennapel
GRAPHIX
Included in our Best Comics of 2010 list

Mercury
by Hope Larson
Atheneum
Included in our Good Comics for Kids 2010 Summer Reading List and Best Comics of 2010 list

Night Owls Vol. 1
by Peter Timony
Zuda

Twin Spica, Vol. 1
by Kou Yaginuma
Vertical
Good Comics for Kids Book Club discussion
Included in our Good Comics for Kids 2010 Summer Reading List and Best Comics of 2010 list

Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty
by G. Neri
Lee & Low Books, Inc.
Included in our Best Comics of 2010 list

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Brigid Alverson About Brigid Alverson

Brigid Alverson, the editor of the Good Comics for Kids blog, has been reading comics since she was 4. She has an MFA in printmaking and has worked as a book editor and a newspaper reporter; now she is assistant to the mayor of Melrose, Massachusetts. In addition to editing GC4K, she writes about comics and graphic novels at MangaBlog, SLJTeen, Publishers Weekly Comics World, Comic Book Resources, MTV Geek, and Good E-Reader.com. Brigid is married to a physicist and has two daughters in college, which is why she writes so much. She was a judge for the 2012 Eisner Awards.

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