It’s Cybils Time Again!

September 17, 2008 @ 10:30 am | Filed under: Books

What are the Cybils, you ask?

The Children’s & Young Adult Bloggers Literary Awards!

The call for nominations for the best children’s and YA books published in 2008—nine categories of books, from easy readers to poetry to nonfiction to novels—will begin on October 1st. The tireless Cybils organizers have worked hard to assemble panels of judges for each category. Each category has a team of round I panelists—people to read all the nominated books and compile a shortlist in each category—and round II judges, who will choose the winning titles from those shortlists. For more details, and to see lists of Cybils winners from 2006 and 2007, visit the Cybils website.

I’m a Round 1 panelist for the Fiction Picture Books category this year, and I am really looking forward to reading (and sharing with my children) all the nominated books. So start thinking about what picture books bowled you over this year (published in English between January 1st and October 15th, 2008) and watch for the call for nominations at the Cybils site.

My fellow team members in the Fiction Picture books category:

Category Organizer

Pamela Coughlan, Mother Reader

Panelists (Round I):

Cheryl Rainfield, Cheryl Rainfield

Stephanie Ford, The Children’s Literature Book Club

Travis Jonker, 100 Scope Notes

(and me!)

Round II Judges:

Erica Perle, Pajamazon

Emily Beeson, Whimsy and Deliciously Clean Reads

Maureen Kearney, Confessions of a Bibliovore

Anne-Marie Nichols, My Readable Feast

Stefan Shepherd, Zooglobble

To see the judging teams in the other categories, visit the Cybils site.


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  1. How cool to be a panelist. I am still making our way through all of last year’s nominated picture books. I’d better get crackin’

    What happens to books published between 10/16 and the end of the year? They don’t qualify for any year’s consideration?

  2. What happens to books published between 10/16 and the end of the year? They don’t qualify for any year’s consideration?

    No worries, they’ll be eligible for next year’s awards. At least I’m pretty sure I saw that on the Cybils website somewhere. Maybe in the FAQ?

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