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Cybils Graphic Novel Finalists Announced

The shortlists have been released for the 2013 Cybils (the Children and Young Adult Bloggers Literary Awards), and they should look awfully familiar to our readers—many of the nominated books in the Elementary and Middle Grade category made our list of the best graphic novels of 2013, and Hereville: How Mirka Met a Meteorite made our top ten of 2012.

I’ll just post the lists here and let you wander over to the Cybils site to read the judges’ descriptions and their reasoning for choosing each book.

Elementary and Middle Grade

Bluffton: My Summers with Buster Keaton, by Matt Phelan
Hereville: How Mirka Met a Meteorite, by Barry Deutsch
March, book 1, by Rep. John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell
Monster on the Hill, by Rob Harrell
Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales: The Donner Dinner Party, by Nathan Hale
Squish #5: Game On!, by Jennifer Holm
The Lost Boy, by Greg Ruth

Young Adult

Bad Machinery, by John Allison
Boxers & Saints, by Gene Luen Yang
Captain Marvel, vol. 1: In Pursuit of Flight, by Kelly Sue DeConnick
Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant, by Tony Cliff
Templar, by Jordan Mechner
Uzumaki (Deluxe Edition), by Junji Ito
War Brothers: The Graphic Novel, by Sharon McKay

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 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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