Cybils Award Categories

The Cybils Awards is dedicated to connecting readers to books that represent kid appeal and the highest literary quality. Our categories represent our intention to be inclusive of youth age groups, genres, and formats.

Each year, we invite the public to nominate their favorites and then we impanel judges who read those nominations to select finalists and winners. The Board re-evaluates the categories each spring to ensure that the Cybils Awards balances reader interest and trends with the needs and abilities of its Category Chairs and panels.

Click on the links below to read a detailed description of each of our award categories.