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 you get too excited, go check out our FAQs about judging for us. There is this onethis one, and this one. PLEASE do this beforehand, so you know what to expect! 

After you’ve done that,  if you still want to sign up (and we hope you do!), here’s the link to the application form. Be sure to fill out all three category choices, and make sure they are ones that you will be willing to spend a lot of time reading (because you will be spending a lot of time with these books). The deadline to submit your application is September 11th. Deadline extended to 11:59pm on September 15!

Our caveat: choosing judges isn’t a popularity contest. We try very hard to fit people to the best places we think they can go. If we don’t pick you, it’s not because we don’t like you. We hope you’ll still nominate your favorite books, drop by to read reviews, and follow the progress of the award.

Let the award season begin!