The Return of Cybils Linkage: Sharing the Love, Round 3

We are so grateful to everyone in the kidlitosphere, the literary and publishing worlds, and beyond for helping us publicize the Cybils and for getting the nominations flowing in. In the past couple of weeks, our Technorati ranking has jumped from 100 to 167–thanks to all of you!

  • Loree Griffin Burns, 2006 Cybils panelist and 2007 Cybils finalist for her non-fiction MG/YA book Tracking Trash, gave us a nice plug on her blog
  • Bruce Black of Wordswimmer posted about poetry for children and being a poetry panelist for this year’s Cybils
  • Cynthia Lord discusses kid appeal, one of the key criteria we use to evaluate books (requires LiveJournal login)
  • We got a nice mention on the blog of the International Reading Association
  • Through the Looking Glass Book Review posted an announcement that nominations are open, and encouraged people to nominate their favorites
  • On Scholastic’s Kid Lit Kit, Sonja Cole did a Video Wednesday post about one of last year’s winners, The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex, and also posted a nominations announcement
  • Author Gail Gauthier cited three excellent reasons why you should nominate your favorite book for the Cybils
  • Tricia of The Miss Rumphius Effect lists several worthy non-fiction picture books that still need nominating
  • Similarly, over at A Wrung Sponge, Cloudscome posts a list of nomination-worthy Easy Reader books
  • The youth team at Kepler’s Bookstore encouraged people to nominate for the Cybils on their blog, TheBookBind

Of course, this is by no means an exhaustive list, and we extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone who has helped us get the word out about nominations. Stay tuned for more links and thank-yous later in the week.

–Jen Robinson, Literacy Evangelist and Sarah Stevenson, Deputy Editor