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 …

2016 Finalists: What’s Being Said

We love all the reactions we’re seeing on Twitter about the winners, and thought we’d share some of our favorites! Masters of Disguise, Floodwaters & Flames, Plants Can't Sit Still & Sachiko are all @cybils finalists! 🎉 https://t.co/XzPuRIcXc3 — Emily Harris (@emily_harris) January 1, 2017 WOO-HOO! Weekends w/Max & his Dad is a @cybils Early Reader/Chapter Book finalist along with …

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!

Publisher/Author Submission Deadline Extended

The deadline for submissions by publishers, authors, and publicists has been extended. If you would like to submit titles for consideration for the 2016 Cybils Awards, please make sure I have your spreadsheet by close of business Pacific Time, Thursday, October 27. Please see this post for more information on submissions. Sheila Ruth, Publisher Liaison publishers (at) cybils (dot) com

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 …

Nominations Open Tomorrow!


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 …

Category Description: YA Speculative Fiction

Speculative Fiction takes us to realms of the imagination: places and times and realities where the rules of life may be different than our own and where the impossible and improbable become real. But good science fiction and fantasy does more than that: it asks, “What if?” It makes us think. It holds up a mirror to our own society …