It's Cybils season again, the Children's and Young Adult Bloggers' Literary Awards celebrating the best titles of 2007. Established and organized by Anne Boles Levy of Book Buds and Kelly Herold of Big A little a, the Cybils are ready for year two!
As of October 1st, you'll be able to leave your nominations for the different categories -- picture books (fiction), picture books (nonfiction), poetry, middle grade & young adult nonfiction, middle grade fiction, young adult fiction, graphic novels, and fantasy & science fiction. It's time to start reflecting on your, and your children's, favorite new books of the past year.
I've started going through our interlibrary loan titles from the year to put together our own list of favorite new books of 2007, and a few of the very best the kids are still talking and talking about. Though we don't have a bookstore in our nearby town, everyone in the family gets very excited walking into the library to see the goodies glittering on the new arrivals table, or reading reviews in the newspapers and blogs and adding them to our wish lists and shopping carts.
If you're not familiar with the Cybils, you can read about last year's finalists here, and last year's winners here.
And lastly, a special thanks to Kelly and Anne for letting me participate again this year. I'm on Jen Robinson's middle grade and young adult nonfiction book panel, which I'm very much looking forward to.
(Sneaking back to the fields now...)