The Cybils Awards are for children’s and young-adult books recognized as has having the highest literary merit and “kid appeal” by the book blogging community.
Anyone can nominate a book. There are a number of categories such as Picture Book, Middle-Grade, YA Fiction, Poetry, Ebook Apps, etc. Nominations are open from Oct 1st – Oct 15th. I will post again with links to this year’s nominations page.
The Round 1 judges come up with a shortlist of finalists by January 1, 2013, and the Round 2 judges review the picture books and chose the winner which will be announced on February 14, 2013.
To see winners from 2011 click here.
Q:Why I am excited about this?
Last year’s experience as a Round 1 judge for Early Reader/Chapter Books was an amazing experience on many different levels, learning more about the category, discussing books with other literacy professionals. I applied again this year and feel very honored to be picked as a Round 2 Judge for the Fiction Picture Books category !!! I am soooo excited, this is like a dream for me. As a Round 2 judge my job doesn’t technically start until January, but you can count on me to review my favorite picture books until I have to go into quiet mode. Please visit the awesome blogs of my fellow judges for Fiction Picture Books.
Round 1 Judges
Laura Given Blog: LibLaura5
Travis Jonker Blog: 100 Scope Notes
Julie Jurgens Blog: Hi Miss Julie!
Rebecca Reid Blog: Rebecca Reads
Cheryl Sadler Blog: Picture Book Lunchables
Danielle Smith Blog: There’s a Book
Aaron Zenz Blog: Bookie Woogie
Round 2 Judges (that’s me!)
Fiction Picture Books Chair - Pam Coughlan Blog: MotherReader
We are looking forward to seeing what books you nominate, so start making your lists as nominations open October 1st!