Pop Goes the Library

Using Pop Culture to Make Libraries Better.

by Sophie Brookover, Liz Burns, Melissa Rabey, Susan Quinn, John Klima, Carlie Webber, Karen Corday, and Eli Neiburger. We're librarians. We're pop culture mavens. We're Pop Culture Librarians.


Cybils: the Children's & YA Blogger's Literary Awards

The Cybils Awards have been announced at the Cybils blog.

I'm the Middle Grade organizer; was one of the Young Adult judges; and, it turns out, my nomination for Graphic Novels - Young Adult was chosen for the winner!

A brief recap of the winners:

Fantasy and Science Fiction, Elementary/Middle Grade: The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex.

Fantasy and Science Fiction, Young Adult: Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale

Fiction Picture Books: The Chicken-Chasing Queen of Lamar County by Janice N. Harrington; illustrated by Shelley Jackson.

Graphic Novels: Elementary/Middle Grade: Artemis Fowl: The Graphic Novel written by Eoin Colfer and Andrew Donkin; illustrated by Giovanni Rigano and Paolo Lamanna.

Graphic Novel, Young Adult: The Professor's Daughter written by Joann Sfar; illustrated by Emmanuel Guibert.

Middle Grade Novels: A Crooked Kind of Perfect by Linda Urban.

Nonfiction MG/YA books: Tasting the Sky: A Palestinian Childhood by Ibtisam Barakat.

Nonfiction Picture Books: Lightship by Brian Floca

Poetry: This Is Just to Say: Poems of Apology and Forgiveness by Joyce Sidman, illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski.

Young Adult Novels: Boy Toy by Barry Lyga.

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