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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Current Phase: 2014 Winners Announced!

The 2014 winners have been announced! See the announcement here. Congratulations to all the winning authors and illustrators!

A big thank you to everyone who participated, supported, or just shared the excitement with us! The Cybils are truly a community effort.

Even though the winners have been announced, don’t forget the finalists! Not every book can win, but of you’re looking for good books, we can guarantee that our finalist lists are a great place to start.

We look forward to the start of the 2015 season in the fall. Don’t go away, though; we’re planning some good content to post here throughout the summer. Subscribe to our newsletter to get fresh content about books and news about the Cybils.


Featured Book

Be a Changemaker: How to Start Something That Matters

by Laurie Ann Thompson

2014 Finalist · Young Adult Nonfiction

Perhaps you have felt that drive, you know the one in which you want to do something. Perhaps you saw something on the news that has made you to want to spur into action or perhaps you see a need in your hometown that you think you can fill. However, you are at a lost as to where to begin. Enter Be a ... [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

Important Dates

  • August 18: Call for judges
  • Sept. 5: Deadline for judging application
  • Sept. 15: 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
  • Jan. 1: Finalists announced
  • Jan. 2-Feb. 12: Round 2 reading period
  • Feb. 12: Winners list due
  • Feb. 14: Winners announced