Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Today's the day...


Have you read a powerful book this year that you think is an award winner?  If you have, then you are in luck, because...

today, October 1st, is the first day that nominations are open for the 2014 Children's and Young Adults Bloggers' Literary Awards, affectionately known as the Cybils.  Anyone can nominate a book, but remember you only have until October 15th to do.

There are 10 categories open for nominations and they are

Young Adult Non-Fiction
Young Adult Speculative Fiction
Young Adult Fiction
Graphic Novels
Elementary/Middle Grade Non-Fiction
Elementary/Middle Grade Speculative Fiction
Middle Grade Fiction
Easy Reader/Early Chapter Books
Book Apps

Of course, there are a few rules, but nothing too complicated:

  1. You (and you can be anybody, even you) may nominate any book published in the contest year in English. This includes bilingual books;
  2. The book must be published in the US or Canada. It’s just more aggravation and expense than we can stand to wheedle free copies from foreign publishers;
  3. Only one book nomination per category. Get your friends and co-workers in on the act if you can’t make up your mind;
  4. Nominations open Oct. 1 and close Oct. 15.

If you still have questions, you can check out the FAQs 

Best of all, I am so happy to once again be a Middle Grade Fiction 2nd Round Judge and I can't wait to see what I will be reading come January.

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