I’m running a little late on this one, but I wanted to make sure the word was out and about: the CYBILS Judges have been announced, and guess what?
I’m a Round One Graphic Novels Judge!!
What does that mean? That means over the next few months, I am going to be reading A LOT of graphic novels. Like, a lot. But bring it! I haven’t been a Round One Judge in a few years, and I’ve usually been a Round Two Judge on Speculative fiction so this is exciting and new for me! Let me give some love to my co-judges in Round One; make sure you visit their blogs, too!
Maggi at Books for Squids
Rebecca at Sloth Reads
Cecelia at The Adventures of Cecelia Bedelia
Christa at This is a Metaphor
Josephine at Jo the Book Girl
Reshama at Stacking Books
Can’t wait to start reading and talking graphic novels with this fine group of folx!
The call has gone out, have you answered? The CYBILS Children and YA Bloggers’ Literary Awards is still happening this year, albeit with some COVID-necessitated changes. If you’ve never been a CYBILS judge before, but enjoy reading and talking about children’s and YA books, I encourage you to throw your name into the hat! We love having passionate readers to judge with us. I’ve been lucky enough to be a judge for several years running, and it is always a pleasure to read the exciting books that first-round judges have selected as finalists. I’ve been a first-round judge in the past, and if you have the ability to be a first-round judge, it is hectic and so much fun!
The deadline to apply is September 7th, and follow this link to find out how you can be a judge. Good luck!
It’s that time of year again: The CYBILS Awards – Children and Young Adult Bloggers – have just announced their judges for the 2019 season, and I’m excited to be on the middle grade Speculative Fiction second round panel! Thanks so much to Charlotte from Charlotte’s Library, Sheila Ruth, and all the wonderful folks at the CYBILS who do this for the love of kidlit.
Nominations open up on October 1st, so now is the time to start looking through your reading journals and GoodReads lists to see what you read and loved this year. Check the breakdowns of category descriptions and all the judges’ websites at the CYBILS blog.
The CYBILS judges for the 2016 awards have been announced, and I made the cut! I’ll be a second round judge for the Elementary/Middle-Grade Speculative Fiction category, and I’m thrilled! Go to the CYBILS main page for links to the judges in each category and discover some great blogs.
Your turn is coming! Nominations open on October 1, and we want to know what you think are the best children’s and YA books you’ve read this year! Rules for nominating are here.
2016 Elementary/Middle-Grade Speculative Fiction Judges:
The Book Monsters thebookmonsters.com
Random Musings of a Bibliophile http://randommusingsofabibliophile.blogspot.com/
Charlotte’s Library http://charlotteslibrary.blogspot.com
Log Cabin Library http://logcabinlibrary.blogspot.com
Say What? http://buxfantasy.blogspot.com
Educating Alice http://medinger.wordpress.com
Geo Librarian http://geolibrarian.blogspot.com
Waking Brain Cells wakingbraincells.com
I’ve been lucky enough to be a CYBILS (Children’s and Young Adult Bloggers Literary Awards) judge a couple of times, and I’ve just applied to be on this year’s panel. Finger crossed for me, please! If you’re interested in applying, let’s talk books together! Apply to be a judge here.
The new CYBILS logo just went live this morning, too, and it’s a nice one!
There’s going to be a lot of excitement with this year’s CYBILS, including some new awards categories and new chair members. Join the fun and see what it’s all about!