Current Phase: 2017 Winners Announced!

We announced our 2017 Winners on February 14, 2018! Thank you to all our hardworking judges and organizers. Stay tuned as we’ll be posting interviews with the winners in the coming weeks!

Announcing the 2017 Cybils Winners!

You can also view the finalists by category here:

2017 Cybils Finalists

Our 2018 season will begin with the call for judges in August, then nominations will begin on October 1. 

There are some great books that didn’t make the finalist shortlists, so don’t forget to check out the full 2017 Nominations Longlists.

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Featured Book

What Makes a Monster?: Discovering the World's Scariest Creatures (The World of Weird Animals)

by Jess Keating

2017 Finalist · Elementary Nonfiction

Jess Keating's What Makes a Monster?: Discovering the World’s Scariest Creatures features horrible-looking creatures such as the fangtooth moray eel, the vampire bat, the Humbolt squid, and worst of all, the goblin shark. Another fabulous book in Keating’s “The World of Weird Animals” series, ... [Read More]

Featured Blogger

Do you know a blogger  from the Cybils community who deserves to be our featured blogger of the week? It could be anyone who supports the Cybils community, whether or not they’ve ever been a judge. Send your nomination, along with a paragraph about the person and why you’re nominating them, to the Cybils Blog Editor Melissa Fox: blogeditor (at) cybils (dot) com

Cybils Awards Mission

The Cybils Awards aims to recognize the children’s and young adult authors and illustrators whose books combine the highest literary merit and popular appeal. If some la-di-dah awards can be compared to brussels sprouts, and other, more populist ones to gummy bears, we’re thinking more like organic chicken nuggets. We’re yummy and nutritious.

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Important Dates

  • August 21: Call for judges
  • Sept. 11: Deadline for judging application
  • Sept. 18: Judges announced.
  • Oct. 1: Nominations open
  • Oct. 15: Nominations close
  • October 16-25: Publisher submissions
  • Oct. 1-Dec. 29: Round 1 reading period
  • December 1: Round 1 review copy deadline
  • Dec. 29: Short lists due from judges
  • Jan. 1: Finalists announced
  • Jan. 2-Feb. 12: Round 2 reading period
  • Feb. 12: Winners list due from judges
  • Feb. 14: Winners announced