Thursday, September 29, 2011
The Cybils is a literary award given to children's and young Adult books by bloggers. I am excited to be a judge for the fiction picture book award this year! Here are the different categories in which awards are given:
Easy Readers/Short Chapter Books
Fantasy & Science Fiction
Fiction Picture Books
Middle Grade Fiction
Non-Fiction Picture Books
Non-Fiction: Middle Grade & Young Adult
Young Adult Fiction
You can go to the Cybils website from October 1st through the 15th and nominate one book in each category. There are then two rounds of judging. The first round takes all of the nominations - reads them - and narrows them down to a short list. A lot of work! The second round (that is me) takes the short list - reads and discusses them - and picks the winner. I am so excited to be a part of this process. I love picture books.
On the Cybils website they are listing this week the judges and their blogs - a great resource for new blogs!