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2017 Judges Last Call!

The deadline for judge applications is FAST approaching. You have this weekend, basically, to make a decision to join us (and we hope you do!). Check out this post, if you have any questions.  And you can find the application form here.  What are you waiting for? 

The 2017 Cybils Are Coming……

SOON.  We’ve been busy behind the scenes dusting off the logos, lining up the panel chairs, and generally getting things in place for the 2017 Cybils season. Watch this space… the call for judges is coming and we would LOVE to have your help choosing the best, most kid-friendly books this year! 

The 2016 Cybils Winners!

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…

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

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!

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

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

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 …