2022 Cybils Winners

Board Books Look Twice: An Interactive Board Book Full of Surprises! by Giuliano Ferriย  minedition Nominated by: Cindy Mitchell This book is clever, eye-catching, and fun. Highly engaging illustrations create an anticipation of predicting what will be next and the fun of discovering how animals, and ultimately a child, were hidden. Definitely one that kids will love reading over and …

Presenting the 2022 Cybils Award WINNERS!

As always, our sincere gratitude to the chairs, judges, panelists, and everyone who makes this award possible! Without the time you took away from your busy lives to read and think and discuss, we would not have this award. And to all the winners, our hearty congratulations! We can’t wait to share all these wonderful books with the kids in …

#CYBILS2023 Books by Previous Winners

Turning 18 has made us a bit nostalgic … and yet looking forward, too. That got us thinking … wouldn’t it be fun to see how many 2023 CYBILS Awards nominees are written by previous winners? So we dug into the archives to find which CYBILS Awards winners of yore who have new books being considered this year. Quite a …

2022 Cybils Finalists

Show all Board Books Easy Readers Early Chapter Books Elementary/Middle-Grade Speculative Fiction Fiction Picture Books Graphic Novels Middle-Grade Fiction Poetry Collections Novels in Verse Elementary Nonfiction Middle-Grade Nonfiction High School Nonfiction Young Adult Fiction Young Adult Speculative Fiction Board Books 10 Little Tractors (10 Little Vehicles) Bailey, Annie, illustrated by Harter, Jeff Doubleday Books for Young Readers Nominated by: JSJ …

#Cybils2022 Book Lists: The Black Experience, Part 1

Happy Black History Month! To celebrate, we’re collecting all the books about the Black experience from our finalists and nominations this year. There are a LOT of books, so we’re starting with the younger set: board books, fiction picture books, Elementary nonfiction, Easy Readers, Early Chapter books, and poetry collections. We’ll catch the rest in two weeks after our winners’ …

#Cybils2022 Young Adult Speculative Fiction

  A Snake Falls to Earth Darcie Little Badger Levine Querido Nominated by: Sondra Eklund Beyond our world lies the mirror world, populated by monsters, spirits, and animals that can take human form. In this mirror world Oli, a cottonmouth, is finding his way for the first time away from his family. His found family forms quickly to include the …

2021 Winners Announced TOMORROW!

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Just a quick reminder that the winners of the 2021 Cybils will be announced tomorrow, February 14, 2022 at 9 a.m. PST. Be here! We’re excited about this year’s winners!

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Congratulations!Theย 2023 CYBILS Awards winners were announced on February 14, 2024. There is a lot to love about this collection of books for young readers. From personal stories told through visual storytelling and verse poetry to interactive reading for toddlers AND teens, there is something for everyone. This summer we will be preparing for our 2024 annual Awards. Interested in participating? …

The #CYBILSAWARDS Library is on Goodreads

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If you’ve been part of or followed the CYBILS Awards over the years, you know that we love to chat about great books for kids and teens. We share our judges reviews, we post new releases, we get recommendations. We love it all! Over the years, our judges tell us that one of the reasons they volunteer is because they …

New Feature: CYBILS Awards ๐Ÿ“š๐ŸŽถ

We are excited to introduce our newest blog feature: Book Playlists! This idea has been on our drawing board for quite some time, and being able to start creating them is, well, music to our ears. Our goal is to publish a Book Playlist for a CYBILS Awards finalist or winner every 6-8 weeks. Each post will feature one book …