Thursday, October 1, 2009

Cybils Awards Nominations Are Open

Do you have a favorite kid's book that you just have to tell the world about? Do you lurk in your local bookstore, waiting for an unsuspecting parent to muse, for example, "I wonder what would be good for an eight-year-old who likes dragons..." just so you can jump out and place the perfect book in their hands? If so, why not nominate your cherished book for a Cybils award?

The nomination form is here, and nominations close on October 15. Any book you nominate must have been published between last year's contest and this year's: i.e., between Oct. 16 2008 and Oct. 15 2009. For more information on the judging process, check out the Cybils website!

Here are the categories:

  • Easy Readers and Short Chapter Books
  • Fantasy and Science Fiction (middle/elementary)
  • Fantasy and Science Fiction (teen)
  • Fiction Picture Books
  • Graphic Novels (middle/elementary)
  • Graphic Novels (teen)
  • Middle Grade Fiction
  • Non-Fiction Picture Books
  • Non-Fiction (middle/teen)
  • Poetry
  • Young Adult Fiction
I'm looking forward to seeing which books for kids and young adults emerge as the "must-reads!"

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