What are the Cybils?
Like all revolutions, this one started small, with a single post on a blog devoted to children’s literature. The Newbery Medals seemed too elitist and the Quills, well, not enough so.
Was there a middle ground, an annual award that would recognize both a book’s merits and popularity?
The answer: invent one! Within hours, this meme had circulated among some of the biggest bloggers in the burgeoning kidlitosphere, the cozy corner of the Web where children’s books are given the same regard as their grown-up counterparts.
Within days, the new awards had a name and a website: The Cybils, a loose acronym for Children’s and YA Bloggers’ Literary Awards. Nominations quickly opened in eight categories, from picture books up to Young Adult fiction and even graphic novels.
Well after many, many months of waiting, they have published the list. Check out the best in the following categories:
- Fantasy and Science Fiction
- Fiction Picture Books
- Graphic Novels
- Middle Grade Fiction
- Non-fiction (Middle Grade and YA)
- Non-fiction Picture Books
- Young Adult Fiction
Great way to find great recommendations for your kids (and your own!) reading enjoyment.