Do you have a favorite picture book, children’s book, or YA book from 2008? Consider nominating a book (or books) for the Cybils awards. This is a way to get your voice heard.
To nominate a book, go here and in the comments section of the genre you’re nominating a book in, you type the title and author of your favorite book. The only restrictions are that the book has to be in English (but can also be bilingual, as long as one language is English), it has to have been published between Jan. 1 – Oct. 15 2008, and you can only nominate one book per category. If a book’s already been nominated, choose another one. Multiple nominations will not make a book more likely to win.
There are nine categories you can nominate a book in–Fiction Picture Books; Non-Fiction Picture Books; Easy Readers; Middle Grade Fiction; Non-Fiction: Middle Grade and Young Adult; Young Adult Fiction; Graphic Novels; Poetry; and Fantasy and Science Fiction.
Nominations are open from now til October 15th, 2008. Please consider nominating a book you love!
The Cybils children’s and young adult bloggers’ literary awards are web awards that children’s literature bloggers give to outstanding children’s and YA books each year. The goal of the Cybils team (some 100 bloggers) is to highlight books that are high in both literary quality and kid appeal. This is the third year.
People tend the visit the site year long and look at the lists of the nominated titles, runners up, and the winners. And since it’s on the web, a lot of people view the lists.
The winners will be announced on February 14th, 2009.
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