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The 2017 Cybils Winners

There’s really not much to say, here at the announcement of the winners, except a HUGE Thank You (!) to all our volunteers: chairs, panelists, and judges. We could NOT have done it without you!  Board Books Changing Faces: Meet Happy Bear by Nathan Thoms, illustrated by Carles Ballesteros Harry N Abrams Nominated by: Charlotte Learning about facial expressions and …

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CYBILS Winners TOMORROW!

Now that the excitement from the ALA Youth Media Awards have died down (we really are living in a super-fast news cycle!) (who are we kidding: we’re still excited!) we want to remind you that we’ll have yet ANOTHER reason to be excited about children’s literature: At 9:30 a.m. PST we’ll announce this year’s CYBILS winners!! You’ll want to come …

2017 Cybils Finalists

2017 was a difficult year, all around. Participation was down (we had to put Audiobooks on hiatus!), several judges and category chairs had personal or family crises, and we had issues with getting access to all the books. It wasn’t easy for the Cybils this year.  However, we rallied — we had 1426 books nominated across all the categories — we …

2017 Finalists Announced TOMORROW!

It’s the last day of the year, and you know what that means, right? The Cybils finalists will be announced TOMORROW. Check this space at 9:30 PST to see all the amazing books that made it through.  Happy New Year!

During this Holiday Season

Happy Holidays from all of us at the Cybils! We are here to ask that, as you do your holiday shopping, to keep us in mind. If you follow any of the book links (like this one) through to Amazon, we get a percentage of anything you purchase (even non-book items). Every little bit helps us keep the machinery going …

2017 Public Nominations are Closed

Thank you to everyone who nominated for the 2017 Cybils Awards. Nominations from the public are now closed for the year. The judges are already at work reading and evaluating all the wonderful books nominated. Finalists will be announced January 1. We are now accepting submissions from authors and publishers through October 25, for books which were missed during the …

Judge Announcement Tomorrow!

First some sad news… due to a lack of applicants, the Audiobooks category will  be on hiatus this year. We are very sad about this and hope to be able to bring the category back next year.  And a quick reminder: panelists and judges will be revealed tomorrow beginning at 9 a.m. PDT and running every 15 minutes. We’re excited …

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 …