Sunday, September 30, 2012

It's Cybils Time!




It's Cybils time! Cybils are, of course, the awards given each year by bloggers for the best children and young adult titles. 



Tomorrow, just after midnight Pacific time, you may nominate your favorite books for the Cybils Award. A mobile-friendly form will be live at www.cybils.com. Nominations will be taken from October 1-15. There are ten categories:


This year, publishers and self-published authors are asked to refrain from nominating their own books until after the public has an opportunity to nominate books. 

Happily, I will be serving as a judge for the Cybils for the fifth time. I spent a very, very busy fall last year, reading and reviewing almost 300 children's fiction picture books in two months. This year, I will be reading and reviewing for the children's nonfiction picture book panel.

What are you going to nominate?


22 comments:

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Is it that time again? Already??

What fun for you, though, and I'll be watching to see it all unfold here.

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Louise said...

I really have no idea how you manage to fit it all in. I'll be interested to see what comes out on top again this year.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I can't wait to get started reading all those wonderful books!

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Me, either, Louise! And I just realized that this weekend is Bloggiesta! So, of course, I must work on this a little today....Me oh my!

Barbara W. said...

The Cybils, Bloggiesta and last week was Banned Books Week! What a nutty time of the year. :) It's a good busy, right? I thought I had it tough when I was an ABNA judge and I only had to review excerpts - 300 books in 2 months might kill me. :) Good luck!

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

As I told my classes this week, October is BOOOO-kish!

dollycas aka Lori said...

Wow, it has been extra busy for you!! How cool being a judge. I can't wait to check out all the cool books nominated so I can add them to the wishlist for my grandkids!!

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I'm not the children's fiction picture book judge, but I can tell you right now to go get Pete the Cat if you don't already have that title. Love Pete!

Nicola Mansfield said...

Wow, I can just imagine how busy you are right now! I was a 1st panel judge for 2 years in a row (for the graphic novels cateory) and wow, it's nothing but read, read, read for those 2 months. I think the new rule for authors and publishers is excellent!

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Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Last year I tried to read and review every book nominated! It was crazy!

Jenea Whittington said...

Wow. I don't know how you can accomlish all of this. Have a great week ahead.

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Jenea @ Books Live Forever

Blodeuedd said...

Wow 300 in a month! But then children's pic books are just the best :)

Doris Herrmann said...

Wow 300 books in such a short amount of time. What a huge undertaking but I am sure it is one taken with great love and passion. I've read a couple of great graphic novels, I will have to go nominate those.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

It took an enormous amount of time to read and review that many books.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

You are right. Kids' books are the best.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I hope I can!

Vasilly said...

I haven't figured out what I'm going to nominate for the Cybils yet. Usually I have my list ready to go. As usual, I know you're going to be a great judge.

kimbacaffeinate said...

Wow, that sounds like fun. I do participate in an awards program every January and usually review 4-10 books, but those are adult/ya. Thanks for being a part of The Sunday Post

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I'm working on that today, too!

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I also participate in the Indy Literary Awards in the spring. Those are grownup books.

Michelle @ MomWithAKindle said...

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Alyce said...

I really need to sit down and look through my list. I have feeling that all of the books that I want to nominate will probably be nominated quickly by others, but we'll see.