Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Here’s a look at some of this year’s winners:
The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen (Fantasy & Science Fiction): The first book in a planned trilogy, this book deals with a precocious orphan named Sage who is thrust into the middle of a brewing war engulfing his medieval kingdom.
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman (Fantasy & Science Fiction): In the kingdom of Goredd, the decades-long peace treaty between humans and dragons is nearing its anniversary, and tensions are high as Seraphina, a court musician, is drawn into a murder mystery.
Wonder by R.J. Palacio (Middle Grade Fiction): Auggie is a youngster who has always been homeschooled due to illness and a facial deformity. How will he react—and how will others react to him—when he starts going to a mainstream school?
Bomb by Steve Sheinkin (Nonfiction): Sheinkin details the thrilling true-life story of the race by Germany, the United States, and the Soviet Union to be the first to develop nuclear weapons during World War II.
For these winners and a list of other great titles nominated for this year’s CYBIL Awards, click here.