‘Tis the time of year when there are book awards being announced at every turn. One award that Compass Book Ratings always submits nominations to is the Cybils Awards. This year two of our nominations made the final round and one of those finalist won for its category! (Wahoo! Yes, Compass Book Ratings’ reviewers know how to pick them!) Here are the books we gave a shout out to.
Finalist Elementary/Middle Grade Graphic Novel
CBR Reviewer MaryLou wrote, “This may be great novel for reluctant readers because much of the story is told through the pictorials. The art is fun and packed with colorful panels, most pages having an upwards of 6 frames. Another appealing factor is its semblance to the popular Avatar: The Last Airbender series.” Click on the book cover image to go to our review.
Winner of the Young Adult Fiction Category
Ms. Sepetys is a great author who has yet to disappoint. This is World War II historical fiction. This is a very competitive category so it is exciting that our nominee won! Click on the book cover image to go to our review.
To see all of the Cybils Award Winners, visit their Cybils Awards 2016.