Current Phase: Round 1 Judging

Nominations for 2015 have now ended. A big thank you to everyone who nominated! Our dedicated judges are already hard at work reading the nominated titles. Finalists will be announced January 1. If you’d like to follow along, you can subscribe to our newsletter. 

Here are the 2015 nominated titles by category:

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Featured Book

Angus the Irritable Bull - A funny story of friendship on the farm

by Watermark Ltd

2014 Finalist · Book Apps

Angus the Irritable Bull is a charming storybook app that will appeal to preschoolers and early elementary students. This app tells the story of Angus, a bull who has a reputation for being very grumpy. Everyone on the farm, including the farmer, gives Angus plenty of space to avoid annoying the already ... [Read More]

Featured Blogger

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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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Important Dates

  • August 17: Call for judges
  • Sept. 9: Deadline for judging application
  • Sept. 17: 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 from judges
  • Jan. 1: Finalists announced
  • Jan. 2-Feb. 12: Round 2 reading period
  • Feb. 12: Winners list due from judges
  • Feb. 14: Winners announced