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Announcing the Cybils February 15, 2010

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There are lots of great KidLit posts today about the Cybil winners. Cybils are similar to the Newbery but are awarded by KidLit bloggers, rather than librarians. Here is the Cybil official purpose:

Our purpose is two-fold:

  • Reward the children’s and young adult authors (and illustrators, let’s not forget them) whose books combine the highest literary merit and “kid appeal.” What’s that mean? If some la-di-dah awards can be compared to brussel sprouts, and other, more populist ones to gummy bears, we’re thinking more like organic chicken nuggets. We’re yummy and nutritious.
  • Foster a sense of community among bloggers who write about children’s and YA literature, highlight our best reviewers (and shamelessly promote their blogs) and provide a forum for the similarly obsessed.

Click here to see all the category winners, including Laurie Halse Anderson’s Chains, Kirsten Cashore’s Fire, and The Day Glo Brothers (how can you resist this title!?)


Coming Soon—Cybils 2009 October 1, 2009

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Nominations open October 1st (today)

So far on my list to nominate:

Middle Grade Fiction:

Umbrella Summer by Lisa Graff

Neil Armstrong is My Uncle and Other Lies Muscle Man McGinty Told Me by Nan Marino

Picture Books:

Crow Calls by Lois Lowry

Posy by Linda Newbery

Young Adult Fiction:

Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson

Scat by Carl Hiaasen


2009 Cybil Awards are announced February 14, 2009

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You can see the 2009 Cybil Award Winners today 

In case you aren’t familiar with The Cybils they “are a series of book awards given by children’s and young adult book bloggers. The Cybils have only two criteria: literary merit and kid appeal. We don’t think those two values have to collide.  There are books we want kids to read and books kids can’t resist. Somewhere in the middle, they meet.”