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Cybils Nominations

It’s Cybils Season! The Children’s and Young Adult Bloggers’ Literary Awards. For full information, go to the Cybils website. In a nutshell: these are awards given each year by bloggers to the best children’s and young adult books. There are multiple categories, based on genre and age.

There are two sets of panels: the first round judges read the books that are nominated, and select a shortlist. Then a second group of judges reads the shortlist and select a winner.

The panelists have already been picked and announced. Right now, it’s the middle of the nomination process which runs from October 1 to October 15. Anyone can nominate a title, but can only nominate one book per category. The “year” during which a book must have been released to be considered is October 16, 2010 to October 15, 2011.

Finalists are posted on January 1st; winners are announced February 14. Full details are at the Cybils site.

So, to nominate titles, go to the nomination form.

The categories that will include teen titles are listed below: first a link to the description of the category; then the list of nominations (which is constantly updated); and finally, the judges.

Nonfiction for Middle Grade and Teens; Nominations; Panel.

Young Adult Fiction; Nominations; Panel.

Science Fiction & Fantasy; Nominations (middle/elementary and teen); Panel.

Graphic Novels; Nominations (middle / elementary and teen); Panel.

Poetry; Nominations; Panel.

So, go nominate!

About Elizabeth Burns

Looking for a place to talk about young adult books? Pull up a chair, have a cup of tea, and let's chat. I am a New Jersey librarian. My opinions do not reflect those of my employer, SLJ, YALSA, or anyone else. On Twitter I'm @LizB; my email is