Cybils Winners Announced Today!

Amidst all the hubbub for all the events happening today, the Cybils award winners were announced this morning!

cybils-2013-logoIf you are interested in children’s books, the Cybils are a fabulous way to find carefully-vetted titles separated by genre and age groups:

Looking for STEM books? Check out the STEM finalists from the nonfiction category at Growing with Science.

2013 Cybils Finalists Revealed

Did you see that the 2013 Cybils finalists have been announced? I’ll wait while you hop over and check out all the categories. There are a lot of wonderful children’s books listed.


As a Round 2 Judge for Elementary and Middle Grade Nonfiction, I was thrilled to see the finalists in that category were (in no particular order):

Locomotive by Brian Floca.


How Big Were Dinosaurs? by Lita Judge


Barbed Wire Baseball by Marissa Moss and illustrated by Yuko Shimizu


Anubis Speaks!: A Guide to the Afterlife by the Egyptian God of the Dead (Secrets of the Ancient Gods) by Vicky Schechter and illustrated by Antoine Revoy


Look Up!: Bird-Watching in Your Own Backyard by Annette LeBlanc Cate


The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdös by Deborah Heiligman and illustrated by LeUyen Pham


Volcano Rising by Elizabeth Rusch


What a wonderful group of books!

In case you are new to Cybils, the Round 2 judges will now discuss these books behind the scenes and a winner will be announced in mid-February. The excitement mounts!