Spring Forward with these #CYBILS2024 Nomination-eligible Books

Over the last five months we posted review exerpts for more than 450 books nominated or submitted for the 2023 CYBILS Awards. All told, we shared reviews from our judges for more than one-third of the books considered for our 2023 awards. Not an all-time high, but pretty durned good. Look for more #CYBILS2023 titles in future booklists. In the …

Ready for some #CYBILS2023 Book Reviews?

November starts tomorrow, and with it our season of book reviews. From 11/1/2023 through 6/30/2024 we’ll share review excerpts from books nominated or submitted for the 2023 CYBILS. Many moons ago, we posted review excerpts here three times a week. Then we moved to nightly reviews on Twitter. For 2023 we are doing something new in hopes of getting the …

#CYBILS2023 Author/Publisher Submissions Period Now Open

Dear publishers and authors, Thank you for your patience! We know you are very excited for the opportunity to get your books in front of our judges. Now that readers have had the opportunity to nominate their favorite titles, it is your turn. This is your opportunity to submit titles and fill in the gaps that may have been missed …

#CYBILS2023 TBR: If you build it …

… we will  read it! There’s only one catch: the book has to get nominated. So how can  you be sure your favorites of 2023 get nominated? Tell us about them!  For several years now, we’ve been using idea boards as a tool to collect suggested nominations. Category chairs add books they hope to see nominated, readers make recommendations to …

It’s Time! It’s Time! #CYBILS2023 Call for Judges

Yes, we did that lovely post with the full calendar of events, but if you’re as busy as we are (and we suspect you are), it probably helps to get a reminder. The CALL FOR JUDGES period has begun. Dates: 8.21.2023 – 9.8.2023 Details: here and here Application: here

Reflections on Turning 18

Thank you.  We wouldn’t be the Children’s and Young Adult Book Lovers’ Awards without you. You are what brings us to this, our eighteenth year. The CYBILS began in 2005 with an idea held in common by a small group of bloggers: Why couldn’t children’s book awards be more inclusive, more broadly representative, and thus more meaningful? Why couldn’t readers …

Ahem, Publishers?

call to update publisher info

Hi Publishers, Can I have a moment of your time?  As you know, October is a big deal around here. On October 1, the public nominates its favorites of the year; and on 10/16, you get a chance to submit additional CYBILS-worthy books. Our judges are tasked with reading all those books and produce finalists lists by 12/31.  We strongly …

#CYBILS2023 Early Call for Judges Opens Today

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Yes, we are doing something a little different in this, our 18th year: we are going to have TWO Calls for Judges. Since you’re here, odds are you already love books for kids and teens and connecting other readers with great books. You probably even post reviews of them so that others can get your thoughts about what you’ve been …

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 …

2022 Cybils: Publisher/Author Submissions OPEN

Cybils Awards

Dear publishers and authors, The public has weighed in, nominating favorite titles, and we hope that some of yours were among them. If not, never fear, now is your turn! Between now and October 26, publishers and authors may submit your own eligible titles for consideration, up to 10% of your books published in 2022, rounded. (If you published fewer …