Wednesday, September 30, 2015
It's Cybils Award Time: On your marks, get set…get ready to Nominate!
Or how about that picture book that made you laugh out loud?
And that YA book that made you shake you head in agreement and think, yes, that is just how it is when you're a teen?
Or maybe you've gone tall crazy techno and have discovered how much fun using book apps can be?
Well, if you have a favorite in any of the 11 categories that make up the Cybils, now is your chance to…NOMINATE THEM FOR A CYBILS AWARD!
What are the 11 categories, you might ask? They are
Fiction Picture Books
Early Reader/Early Chapter Books
Middle Grade Fiction
Elementary/Middle Grade Speculative Fiction
Elementary/Middle Grade Nonfiction
YA Speculative Fiction
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 October 1st at 12:00 PST and close October 15th.
If you still have questions, you can check out the FAQs
Once again, I am so happy to be a part of the Cybils Awards. It is the 10th Anniversary of the Cybils and it is my third year as a Round 2 Judge for Middle Grade Fiction.