Cybils awards are open! The Cybils awards are given each year by children's and young adult book bloggers for the year's best children's and young adult titles. This is the sixth year of the awards. If you'd like to nominate your favorite titles, surf on over to the this link. Nominations are open from October 1 to October 15. In order to be eligible, books must have been published between Oct. 16, 2010 and Oct. 15, 2011. This year, nominations for book apps for iPad, Web or computers are also being accepted.
This year I am very excited to be serving as a second round judge for the Middle Grade/YA Nonfiction category! I have read many terrific books in this category during the past year, and am looking forward to seeing what the first round judges pick as finalists.