Fiction Picture Books – Category Description

The category of Fiction Picture Books would appear clearcut: books that are fictional with pictures. Oh, but that simplicity is deceptive. The
category contains titles for toddlers and third graders, funny stories and moving tales, history and fantasy, traditions and diversity, elegance and silliness, education and entertainment. An amazing conceptual range for books with typically 32 to 48 pages.

All these types of books must be weighed against each other to create a Cybils shortlist of standouts. Not-so-simple a task in not-so-simple a
category. Please nominate outstanding titles available in print – not ebooks or boardbooks – that excel in story, illustration, kid appeal and
literary value. And through the Cybils judging, we’ll bring you some of the best in fiction picture books and a final winner to represent them all.
–Pam Coughlan