Final Week: Cybils Awards 2021 Nominations

Nominations for the 2021 Cybils Awards are in full swing, and I’m thrilled that so many of you have been putting forth your nominations. However, there are still a ton of great books that haven’t been nominated yet, and this is the final week to get your picks in. It’s quick, easy, and absolutely painless to make an account and celebrate your favorite kidlit and YA from this past year.

Friday the 13th: Mother’s Day by Eric Morse

Each week for Paperback Throwback, I highlight a book from my ever-growing collection of older paperbacks, ‘90s and prior. Come check out everything from Zebra’s line of horror to Scholastic’s preteen Apple Paperbacks, and everything in-between— you’ll know them by their stylishly cheesy covers, flashy plots, and cheap prices.

Virus by Diane Hoh

Each week for Paperback Throwback, I highlight a book from my ever-growing collection of older paperbacks, ‘90s and prior. Come check out everything from Zebra’s line of horror to Scholastic’s preteen Apple Paperbacks, and everything in between— you’ll know them by their stylishly cheesy covers, flashy plots, and cheap prices. Join me on this strollContinue reading “Virus by Diane Hoh”

Spectacle by Jodie Lynn Zdrok

Nathalie Baudin writes the morgue column for Le Petit Journal, which is all the more impressive considering she’s a sixteen-year-old in 1887. Though she longs for a more challenging journalist position, she dutifully attends morgue viewings each day without incident. That is, until the body of a murder victim is displayed, and Nathalie has aContinue reading “Spectacle by Jodie Lynn Zdrok”

The Snowman by R.L. Stine

Scholastic debuted Point Horror as a series in 1991, originally by repackaging several previous books under the new banner. The mission was simple: create solid horror stories for teens. And it worked, with the jagged, spattered lettering and haunting covers becoming staples on young adult bookshelves throughout the ‘90s. New books were published through 2005 fromContinue reading “The Snowman by R.L. Stine”