Current Phase: 2017 Finalists Announced!

We announced our 2017 Finalists on January 1! You can view the finalists by category here: 

2017 Cybils Finalists

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

Peek-a Moo!

by Nina Laden

2017 Finalist · Board Books

With all the fun of the classic game of peek-a-boo, Peek-A-Moo takes babies to the farm. The brightly colored illustrations complement the creative rhymes and the small size of this book is just right for little hands. Small windows cut into the pages allow babies and toddlers to predict what’s coming ... [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