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. If some la-di-dah awards can be compared to brussels sprouts, and other, more populist ones to gummy bears, we’re thinking more like organic chicken nuggets. We’re yummy and nutritious.
I am a Round 1 Judge for the Easy Reader and Early Chapter Book sections! This means that along with several other judges I’ll read and evaluate about 100 books from October to December in order to compile a shortlist that Round 2 Judges will pick winners from. I am so excited to have the opportunity to explore so many stories and to help identify excellent books for young readers!