The 2016 Cybils Winners!

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There’s not much to say in the way of an intro this year: just our thanks to all the bloggers who judged, authors who wrote, and publishers who supported us again in this year’s endeavor. And on that note, here are this year’s winners, in alphabetical order by category:  Audiobooks The Inquisitor’s Tale: Or, the Three Magical Children and Their …

The Winners Are…

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Not in this post. But they are chosen and the blurbs are written and we can’t WAIT to share them with you.  Tomorrow. At 9 a.m. Eastern, 6 a.m. Pacific.  Be there. It’s so much better than that commercial roses and chocolate celebration. (Well, maybe not the chocolate, but you get the picture.)

The 2016 Finalists

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I feel intimidated writing this  post this year; it’s usually the domain of our illustrious co-founder and overlord, Anne Levy. But 2016 has been a hard year for everyone, and that includes Anne. So I’m writing this in her stead. Thank you for being understanding! A few numbers, to begin with: We had 1163 books nominated, across all categories.  Out …

It’s Almost Time!

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I don’t know about you, but this whole fall went super fast for me. So when I looked at the calendar and realized it was almost January 1, I couldn’t believe it. Already?! Yes, already.  Tomorrow, bright and early (well, if you live in the Pacific Time Zone), we’ll announce this year’s shortlists.  So very exciting!

When Cybils Judges Hit the Big Time

Former Cybils judge and founder of the Nerdy Book Club, Colby Sharp, has just landed a book deal with Little, Brown.  From the Publisher’s Weekly story:   Sharp is going to expand on the importance of reading and writing by editing an interactive anthology, The Creativity Project, which Little, Brown Books for Young Readers has bought for publication in 2018. The …

Now accepting submissions from publishers, authors, and publicists.

We are now accepting submissions from publishers, authors, and publicists. This is your chance to let us know about good books that were missed during the public nomination period. You may submit up to 10% of your eligible children’s and YA books published between October 16, 2015 and October 15, 2016. (The publicly nominated books don’t count against the 10%.) …

Two days! Nominations Closing on Oct 15th

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We’re almost done with the public nominations for this year’s Cybils. If you haven’t nominated, NOW is the time! We’ve noticed that there have been a lot of people commenting on blog posts nominating books. While we are happy you’re excited about nominating, nominations in comments will not be counted. You need to fill out the nomination form here.  If your …

And… Go! Cybils Nominations are Open

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The 2016 Cybils nominations are now live! Some quick reminders: First off,  be sure to check out our category descriptions. If you don’t know where the book should go, please read through the descriptions to help you decide. If you’re still not quite sure, make your best guess, and we can straighten things out behind the scenes. Take a minute to check out our …

Nominations Open Tomorrow!

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So, I’ve had an incredibly busy month, and this has definitely snuck up on me this year! Hopefully, you’re MUCH better prepared for when the Cybils nomination form goes live at midnight pacific time on October 1. Hopefully, you’ve been thinking about which books are your favorites, which ones you want nominated, and have backups for all of them! I’m in …

Cybils 2016: Young Adult Speculative Fiction Judges

Round 1 Sheila Ruth Wands and Worlds @sheilaruth Karen Jensen Teen Librarian Toolbox @tlt16   Guinevere Thomas Twinja Book Reviews  @dos_twinjas   Maureen Eichner By Singing Light @elvenjaneite   Sondra Eklund Sonderbooks @Sonderbooks   Gary Anderson What’s Not Wrong? @AndersonGL Tanita Davis Finding Wonderland @tanita_s_davis Round 2 Kim Aippersbach Dead Houseplants     Pam Margolis An Unconventional Librarian @Pamlovesbooks   …