It's that time of year again... time for the Children's and Young Adult Bloggers' Literary Awards (CYBILS) to get underway. These awards are given each year by bloggers for the year's best children's and young adult titles in a variety of categories. Nominations will open on October 1, but before they do, make sure you check out the Cybils blog to find out who is judging in each of the categories this year.
- Book Apps
- Science Fiction
- Fiction Picture Books
- Graphic Novels
- Middle Grade Fiction
- Nonfiction Picture Books
- Middle Grade / YA Nonfiction
- Young Adult Fiction
I was a first-round panelist in the Easy Reader and Early Chapter Book Category last year, and I'm very excited to be a panelist in the same category in 2012. Joining me on the panel this year are:
- Jeff Barger, NC Teacher Stuff
- Mandy Goldfuss, A Lovely Bookshelf on the Wall
- Teri Lesesne, Professor Nana and LS5385
- Colby Sharp, sharpread and Nerdy Book Club
- Amanda Snow, A Patchwork of Books
- Katherine Sokolowski, Read, Write, Reflect
In January, we will hand our short list off to these five judges:
- Julie Azzam, Instantly Interruptible
- Stacey Loscalzo, Stacey Loscalzo.com
- Catherine Nichols, The Cath in the Hat
- Nancy Talan, 5 Minutes for Books and Life With My Boys and Books
- Zoe Toft, Playing by the Book
Our category chair, Terry Doherty, has written up a great post with little biographies of all of us, which is definitely worth checking out.
I can't wait to see what gets nominated this year in my category as well as the others! Books published between October 16, 2011 and October 15, 2012 are eligible, and anyone is welcome to nominate between October 1 and October 15.
To learn more about Cybils, visit the official FAQ page.