I am so excited to be a 2nd round judge for Easy Readers and Early Chapter Books for the Cybils Awards!
The Cybils Awards aims to recognize the children’s and young adult authors and illustrators whose books combine the highest literary merit and popular appeal.
Last year, I was a 2nd round judge for Graphic Novels for Middle Grade and Young Adult and it was a wonderful experience.
My group will chose from the easy readers and early chapter books screened by 1st Round Judges. I think they had the tough job!
Joining me in Round 2 are:
Matthew Winner at Busy Librarian and weekly kidlit podcast Let’s Get Busy. He’s on Twitter: @MatthewWinner
Amanda Furman at Maestra Amanda’s World. She’s on Twitter: @maestra_amanda
Catherine Nichols at The Cath in the Hat. She’s on Twitter at: @TheCathInTheHat
Round 1 Judges are:
Story Time Secrets
Under God’s Mighty Hand
No High 5 News
Books First in Maine
Winners for the Cybils will be announced February 14th, 2015 — the same day as International Book Giving Day (hint! hint!). I’ll be allowed to post on the short list after February 14th!
BEST #OWNVOICES CHILDREN’S BOOKS: My Favorite Diversity Books for Kids Ages 1-12 is a book that I created to highlight books written by authors who share the same marginalized identity as the characters in their books.