October 1st marks the beginning of the nomination period for the Cybil Awards!
For those who aren’t familiar with them:
The Cybils Awards, or Children’s and Young Adult Bloggers’ Literary Awards, are a series of book awards given by children’s and young adult book bloggers. Co-founded by Kelly Herold and Anne Boles Levy in 2006, the awards were created to address an apparent gap between children’s book awards perceived as too elitist and other awards that did not seem selective enough.
Books are nominated by the public in nine genres of children’s and young adult literature: Easy Readers, Fantasy & Science Fiction, Fiction Picture Books, Graphic Novels, Middle Grade Novels, Non-Fiction Middle Grade/Young Adult Books, Non-Fiction Picture Books,Poetry, and Young Adult Novels. Nominees go through two rounds of panel-based judging before a winner is announced in each category. Finalists and winners are selected on the basis of literary merit and kid appeal.
Start making your lists and decide what you want to nominate in each category. This is your chance to participate in the process.