Nominees have been announced for the 2009 edition of the Cybils, the literary awards presented annually by bloggers who write about children's and young-adult books.
The finalists in the graphic-novel category are:
• Joey Fly, Private Eye in Creepy Crawly Crime, by Aaron Reynolds and Neil Numberman (Henry Holt and Company)• Adventures in Cartooning: How to Turn Your Doodles Into Comics, by James Sturm (First Second Books)• Amulet, Book 2: The Stonekeeper's Curse, by Kazu Kibuishi (Graphix)• The Secret Science Alliance and the Copycat Crook, by Eleanor Davis (Bloomsbury USA)• Frankie Pickle and the Closet of Doom, by Eric Wight (Simon & Schuster)
• The Dreamer: The Consequences of Nathan Hale, Part 1, by Lora Innes (IDW Publishing)• Gunnerkrigg Court, Vol. 1: Orientation, by Tom Siddell (Archaia)• Crogan's Vengeance, by Chris Schweizer (Oni Press)• Edgar Allan Poe's Tales of Death and Dementia, by Edgar Allan Poe and Gris Grimly (Atheneum)• Outlaw: The Legend of Robin Hood, by Tony Lee, Sam Hart and Artur Fujita (Candlewick Press)
The full list of finalists in all 10 categories can be found here. The winners will be announced in February (I think).