2019 CYBILS Finalists Announced!

It's that time again..... the CYBILS finalists for 2019 have been announced. This was my first year on Board/Fiction Picture books and the experience was fantastic! I got to read lots of amazing picture books and a few standout board books. I am excited to introduce them to my new class of future teachers :-) and looking forward to seeing which titles will end up the CYBILS winners on Valentine's Day (once the round-two judges take a peek)!

Huggle Wuggle, Bedtime Snuggle
Written by Della Ross Ferreri
Illustrated by Mette Engell
Published by Beaming Books

Good Night, World
Written by Aleksandra Szmidt
Illustrated by Aleksandra Szmidt
Published by Flowerpot Press
Peek-a-Who Too?
Written by Elsa Mroziewicz
Illustrated by Elsa Mroziewicz
Published by minedition
Dream Big
Written by Joyce Wan
Illustrated by Joyce Wan
Published by Cartwheel Books
You Are Light
Written by Aaron Becker
Illustrated by Aaron Becker
Published by Candlewick Studio
Written by Ryan T. Higgins
Illustrated by Ryan T. Higgins
Published by Disney-Hyperion
Written by Tatsuhide Matsuoka
Illustrated by Tatsuhide Matsuoka
Published by Gecko Press

Ruby’s Hope: A Story of How the Famous “Migrant Mother” Photograph Became the Face of the Great Depression
Written by Monica Kulling
Illustrated by Sarah Dvojack
Published by Page Street Kids
One Fox: A Counting Book Thriller
Written and illustrated by Kate Read
Published by Peachtree Publishing Co.
The Undefeated
Written by Kwame Alexander
Illustrated by Kadir Nelson
Published by Versify
Once Upon a Goat
Written by Dan Richards
Illustrated by Eric Barclay
Published by Knopf Books for Young Readers
Moon's First Friends
Written by Susanna Leonard Hill
Illustrated by Elisa Paganelli
Published by Sourcebooks Wonderland
A Stone Sat Still
Written by Brendan Wenzel
Illustrated by Brendan Wenzel
Published by Chronicle Books
Hair Love
Written by Matthew A. Cherry
Illustrated by Vashti Harrison
Published by Kokila

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