Books I want to see nominated for the Cybils (and how you can help!)

**NOW UPDATED with already nominated books crossed out**

It’s that time again. October first marks the start of the Cybils nomination period. You have until October 15 to nominate one book from each award category.

With so many books there are more titles worthy of nominations than slots I have to give. So, here’s a super simple way that you can help:

Below, in no particular order, is a list of all of the books I’d love to see nominated for the 2012 Cybils. All you have to do is register for the Cybils database, pick one from each category and submit it! The Cybils blog also has some links to lists that need more nominations as well as ideas for what to nominate.

Remember, for a book to be eligible it has to have been released between Oct. 16, 2011 and Oct. 15, 2012

(Full disclosure: I should also remind everyone that I will be serving as a Round 2 Judge in the Teen Science Fiction and Fantasy category meaning that once the Round 1 panel announces the shortlist I’ll work with my fellow judges to select the winner.)

Teen Science Fiction and Fantasy These are all nominated!

Vessel by Sarah Beth Durst (My nomination!)

For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund

Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan

Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

A Confusion of Princes by Garth Nix

Team Human By Justine Larbalestier and Sarah Rees Brennan

The Selection by Kiera Cass

Fathomless by Jackson Peirce

Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Every Day by David Levithan

YA Fiction

Because It Is My Blood by Gabrielle Zevin (Not sure if this one qualifies as SFF or Fiction)

Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley(My nomination!)

The Wicked and the Just by J. Anderson Coats

Slide by Jill Hathaway

The Butterfly Clues by Kate Ellison

Virtuosity by Jessica Martinez

Keep Holding On by Susane Colasanti

Take a Bow by Elizabeth Eulberg

Burn for Burn by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian

The Book of Blood and Shadow by Robin Wasserman

Middle Grade Science Fiction and Fantasy Nominated!

The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom by Christopher Healey

Picture Books

The Chandeliers by Vincent X. Kirsch

Bad Apple: A Tale of Friendship by Edward Hemingway

Infinity and Me by Kate Hosford and Gabi Swiatkowska

Boot and Shoe by Marla Frazee

The Monster’s Monster by Patrick McDonnell

Pluto Visits Earth by Steve Metzger

Dog Gone by Leeza Hernandez

Boy and Bot by Ame Dyckman and Dan Yaccarino

Because Amelia Smiled by David Ezra Stein (My nomination!)

The Obstinate Pen by Frank Dormer

Tallulah’s Solo by Marilyn Singer and Alexandra Boiger