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The Cybils

Anticipation is building for the third annual Cybils awards. For newcomers, “Cybils” stands for The Children’s and YA Bloggers’ Literary Awards, and it still seems that it’s the only book award of any sort from the blogging community. So, yeah kids’ lit!

Nominations open to the public on October 1 at cybils.com. Anyone 13 or older — authors and publishers included — may nominate a book in one of nine genres. But note that there is a one-book-per-category rule for nominations. Books published in English between January 1 and October 15, 2008, are eligible. (Books that come out later than October 15 will be eligible next year.) The books will go through two rounds of judging. Finalists will be announced January 1, 2009. Winners will be announced February 14, 2009.

I’ll be organizing the category of Fiction Picture Books and serving as a first-round panelist. I’m excited to be part of the Cybils team this year. Start thinking of your best book choices now. Yes, right now.

2 comments:

Vivian said...

The Fiction Picture Books is in good hands. Enjoy!

Stephanie Ford said...

Mother Reader,

I'm so excited to be on the Fiction Picture Book team with you! Wahoo! I've always enjoyed your blog so it will be fun to have a chance to work with you!

I also wanted to say that when I met Mo Willems last year, I mentioned to my husband that I was having a Mother Reader moment and Mo overheard and completely knew what I meant. It made me laugh. You're famous!

Love,
Steph