Cybils Are Here!

Have you noticed an air of excitement around the children’s book community? It’s because it is Cybils time again!

What are Cybils? The acronym stands for children’s and young adult bloggers literary awards. Bloggers who specialize in children’s and young adult books have developed the Cybils awards to highlight some of the best books published in the previous year. Right now you can nominate your favorite books by genre, until October 15, 2011.

Once the lists are complete, the Round I Panelists read all the books nominated and blog like crazy. They will narrow the list down, and then in the end of December, pass their picks to the Second Round Judges. Those judges deliberate in secret and their choices are revealed in February.

I am happy to announce that this year I have been chosen to be a Round 1 Panelist for the Middle Grade/Young Adult Nonfiction category. My fellow panelists are:

Round One Panelists

Sarah Rettger
Archimedes Forgets

Kara Dean
Not Just for Kids

Karen Ball
Ms. B’s Favorites

Jennifer Rothschild
Biblio File

Ed Sullivan
Rogue Librarian

Louise Capizzo
The Non-Fiction Detectives

Be sure to visit their blogs for Cybils reviews.

In the Nonfiction MG/YA category, the Round 2 Judges will be:

Carol Rasco
Rasco from Rif

Margo Tannenbaum
The Fourth Musketeer

Colleen Mondor
Chasing Ray

Ritchie Partington
Ritchie’s Picks

Sarah Sammis
Puss Reboots

Did you nominate a book yet? I’d love to hear what you nominated and why.

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