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 2015 Cybils WINNERS!

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Happy Cybils Day! As always, we want to thank all our judges for their reading, discussing, and ultimately deciding on our fantastic winners. And to our organizers who rose to the challenge of wrangling said judges, making sure everything ran smoothly, on top of everything else that was going on in life. (Life, it does get in the way of …

The 2014 Cybils Awards

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As another Cybils winds to a close, we’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who played a part  in it this year, from the round 1 panelist who spent countless hours reading to the round 2 judges who spent time debating and discussing to choose the winners below to the organizers who spent hours making sure that everything ran …

The 2013 Cybils Awards

Thanks to the many volunteers who made for another successful Cybils contest. Our judges, panelists and — most especially — our organizers gave up their so-called free time to spend with us. You can thank them by passing along the good word about what we do here! Without further fuss, here are this year’s winners of a Cybils Award: Elementary …

The 2012 Cybils Awards

Good morning, book lovers, and welcome to the apex of the seventh season of the Cybils–that is, announcement day for our latest list of favorite books of 2012. They're a perfect blend of kid appeal and literary awesomeness, as befits the criteria of the Cybils Awards. Librarians love 'em, kids can't get enough, and we're thrilled to announce the crop …

The 2011 Cybils Awards

Greetings, fellow bookworms. Our sixth season culminates with a new list of our favorite books of 2011, the ones that kids couldn't put down and adults couldn't refuse. We don't want Mom frowning or the Librarian to catch any flak, after all. One way to look at the Cybils is that instead of telling kids what we think they should …

Winners of the 2010 Cybils Awards

Once again, it's our pleasure to bring you our picks for the titles of 2010 that combined literary merit with kid appeal. That's the secret sauce that makes a child or teen want to pull it off the shelf (or download it onto their gizmo of choice) and not move/eat/sleep/breathe until the last page is turned. After the jump you'll …

The 2009 Cybils Winners

I'm wrapping my brain around the idea that this is our fourth annual awards. Wasn't that blogging fad supposed to be over by now? Shhh … don't tell that to our panelists and judges. They spend a good chunk of their year tap-tapping away on their keyboards, keeping the kidlit world humming with their takes on what makes for a …

The 2007 Cybils winners

What is it about kids’ books that gets us? For me, it’s about peals of giggles and excited pointing. It’s about the dog-earred, juice-stained, crayon-enhanced pages held together by reams of scotch tape and hope. Cybils is a comfort zone for the similarly obsessed, where no one has to apologize for preferring the manga version of Shakespeare, and it’s always …