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Now Calling: #CYBILS2024 Early Call for Judges

Welcome to our second annual summer call for judges! For many of us, summer means reading for fun, because, well, we have more time to read. Experienced Cybilites often use this time to read as many books as they can in the categories they love. The summer reading period is a great way to share what you love with other …

#CYBILS2023 Public Nomination Period is here

Public Nominations #CYBILS2023 10/1/2023 – 10/15/2023 The day you’ve been waiting for: nominating your favorite books for the 2023 CYBILS Awards. A few quick reminders. To be eligible a book must be: * written for a youth audience. * one you believe represents a perfect combination of high literary merit and reader appeal. * published in the United States or …

#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 …

Idea Boards: #CYBILS2023 Edition

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For the past several years, we’ve invited readers to use our Idea Boards, hosted by padlet.com, to share their recommendations on books they believed should be nominated come October. Thanks to you embracing the idea boards, lotts of the books YOU recommended were nominated. Some even were selected as finalists or winners. Bottom line: we wouldn’t have known about them …

#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 …

A #CYBILSAWARDS FIRST: Summer Call for Judges

You spoke. We listened. In post-awards surveys over the last few years, the #1 request from judges has been to have more time to talk about books. One of the top requests from from category chairs is to get “all the books” nominated. To meet those challenges, the Board of Directors has voted to have two Calls for Judges. Our …