Thank You for Your Patience

As we work behind the scenes here at the Cybils getting the judging panels set. They are coming together, slowly but surely, and we will be ready to announce the panels on Monday, September 25th, beginning at 9 a.m. PDT.  Thank you for sticking with us! 

Application Deadline Extended!

Due to the unforeseen circumstances of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, we here at the Cybils have decided to extend the deadline for applications. We will be accepting applications through 11:59 pm PDT TONIGHT. If you haven’t already filled out the application, and you were thinking about doing so, you still have time! We would love to have you be a …

The Only Constant is Change…

It’s a new season here at the Cybils, and of course, that means a bit of shifting in the organizers. It’s all volunteers, and so when time becomes short and life gets too busy, we lose some very good people. This year, we’re saying goodbye to Liz Jones, our longtime Graphic Novels chair and Katie Fitzgerald, our Easy Readers/Early Chapter …

The 2017 Cybils Call for Judges: We Need YOU!

And… ready or not… here we go!   You know how it goes: this award is only what it is because of YOUR help. And so we are lining up a crew of judges (newbies and returning ones) who will be willing to read, discuss, think about, blog about, narrow down, and select the year’s best (and most kid-friendly) books. Before …

The 2017 Cybils Logo

Isn’t this year’s logo pretty? As always, thanks to Sarah for the design update. And as a further announcement… the call for 2017 judges will be going out within the next week, so keep an eye on right here! We want your help! Until then, feel free to grab the buttons, pass along the word. (And know that our Cafe …

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 …

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!