“I am compelled to read books far outside my interest areas…which helps me understand what it is we often ask students to do in school.”
I greatly enjoyed this funny, frank Nerdy Book Club post by teacher William Polking about the woes and joys of serving on the Cybils YA Fiction first-round panel: The Trouble With Cybils. I served on the same panel two years ago and experienced the same combination of overwhelming reading load and exhilarating discussion with a really crack team of fellow panelists.
Cybils YA Fiction Nominee Suggestions
Picture Book Spotlight: Grace for President
Picture Book Spotlight: Jumpy Jack & Googily
2016 Cybils Winners