It's the fifth year of the Cybils (the Children's and Young Adult Bloggers' Literary Awards) and the first round judging recently wound up. After considering tons of nominated books, blogger/judges in all 11 categories have released their short lists and it's onto the final round judges (myself included) to choose the winning books. And rest assured, it won't be easy.
Check out these links to read about the books chosen as finalists for each category:
- Easy Readers & Early Chapter Books
- Fantasy & Science Fiction (Middle Grade)
- Fantasy & Science Fiction (Young Adult)
- Fiction Picture Books
- Graphic Novels (Middle Grade)
- Graphic Novels (Young Adult)
- Middle Grade Novels
- Nonfiction Books (Middle Grade &Young Adult)
- Nonfiction Picture Books
- Young Adult Novels
If you'd like to learn more about how the Cybils work, click here for an FAQ. And I offer kudos to the first-round judges for their hard work and deliberation in choosing the cream of the crop, and congratulations to the finalists for your terrific work.
The award winners will be announced, with much book love, on Valentine's Day.
Now I better get back to reading...