Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Cybils nominations are still open until Oct. 15

If you haven't made your choices yet, you only have a few more days to get busy. If you haven't heard before, "the Cybils awards are given each year by bloggers for the year's best children's and young adult titles. Nominations open to the public on October 1st" and close on Oct. 15. That's next Monday people!

I have been watching the nominations and putting in my favorite books. I am on the Middle Grade Fiction Round 1 Panel this year. We are going to chose the top five best books and then pass them on to the Round 2 Judges in December, who will select one winner to be announced in February 2013.  I am eagerly anticipating reading all these wonderful books for children ages 6 - 12. If your family's favorite isn't on the list go add it! Cause you know I want to read whatever your kids are loving.

Just remember it has to be a children's or young adult book published in the U.S. or Canada between Oct. 16, 2011 and Oct. 15, 2012. Basically it's the books released within the past year. They are very strict about that so check the release date on your book.

Here are a few books I wish I could add to the other lists: (everyone is only allowed to put in ONE title in each category)

http://awrungsponge.blogspot.com/2012/09/review-sky-of-afghanistan.html

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13152282-the-extraordinary-education-of-nicholas-benedict

http://www.harpercollinschildrens.com/books/Black-Boy-White-School-Brian-F-Walker/?isbn13=9780061914836&tctid=120

http://awrungsponge.blogspot.com/2012/10/review-dreaming-up.html

http://www.amazon.com/Every-Little-Thing-Based-Marley/dp/1452106975/?keywords=vanessa+brantley-newton&qid=1346907051&ref=sr_1_9&ie=UTF8&sr=8-9

http://www.amazon.com/H-O-R-S-E-A-Game-Basketball-Imagination/dp/1606842188

http://www.harpercollinschildrens.com/books/All-Right-Stuff-Walter-Dean-Myers/?isbn13=9780061960871&tctid=120
http://www.harpercollinschildrens.com/books/All-Right-Stuff-Walter-Dean-Myers/?isbn13=9780061960871&tctid=120





Make sure you check the lists here to see if someone has already nominated it, because you can't double dip and you will get bounced if you try. Go nominate!

1 comment:

Charlotte said...

The Extraordinary Education of N.B. (which I enjoyed very much too!) has now been nominted...but is currently tettering between regular middle grade and sci fi/fantasy.....