Cybils Awards Mission

The Cybils Awards aims to recognize the children’s and young adult authors and illustrators whose books combine the highest literary merit and popular appeal. If some la-di-dah awards can be compared to brussels sprouts, and other, more populist ones to gummy bears, we’re thinking more like organic chicken nuggets. We’re yummy and nutritious.

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Current Phase: Judges Announced!

Thank you to everyone who applied to be a judge. The judges have been announced! See the lists of judges by category.

Nominations open October 1! Anyone can nominate, so please stop by between October 1-15 to nominate your favorite 2014 titles!


Featured Book

Boxers & Saints Boxed Set

by Gene Luen Yang

2013 Finalist · Young Adult Graphic Novels

Award-winning graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang takes on the historical turf of the Boxer Rebellion in turn-of-the-twentieth century China. Yang gracefully interweaves stories of two young people -- one on each side of the conflict -- to lay each group's motives bare. In doing so, he provides the reader ... [Read More]

Featured Blogger: Your Name Here

Do you know a blogger  from the Cybils community who deserves to be our featured blogger of the week? It could be anyone who supports the Cybils community, whether or not they’ve ever been a judge. Send your nomination, along with a paragraph about the person and why you’re nominating them, to the Cybils Blog Editor Melissa Fox: blogeditor (at) cybils (dot) com

Important Dates

  • August 18: Call for judges
  • Sept. 5: Deadline for judging application
  • Sept. 15: Judges announced.
  • Oct. 1: Nominations open
  • Oct. 15: Nominations close
  • October 16-25: Publisher submissions
  • Oct. 1-Dec. 29: Round 1 reading period
  • December 1: Round 1 review copy deadline
  • Dec. 29: Short lists due
  • Jan. 1: Finalists announced
  • Jan. 2-Feb. 12: Round 2 reading period
  • Feb. 12: Winners list due
  • Feb. 14: Winners announced
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