I’ve been keeping a lid on it, but I can finally announce that I’m back for my 3rd year of Cybils goodness, this time as a Round II judge for the Teen/YA Science Fiction & Fantasy panel! *does a little dance of joy*
Confused? The Cybils are the Children’s and Young Adult Bloggers’ Literary Awards. Here’s how it works:
- You nominate your favorite books published between Oct. 16, 2009 and Oct. 15, 2010.
- The Round I judges read like superhuman reading machines and choose 5 or 6 finalists in each category.
- We Round II judges spend January reading our finalists and choose a winner!
Nominations start October 1, so start thinking about your favorites! I can’t speak for all the Cybils, but I especially love nominations of “under the radar” books that should have gotten more recognition than they did. (My fellow SF&F panelist Charlotte of Charlotte’s Library keeps an amazingly thorough list of new SF&F releases, if you can’t remember what came out this year.)
Shout-out to the rest of the SF&F team:
Panel Organizer: Sheila Ruth, Wands and Worlds
Panelists (Round I Judges), MG/Elementary:
Anamaria Anderson, Books Together
Gwenda Bond, Shaken & Stirred
Cindy Hannikman, Fantasy Book Critic
Aaron Maurer, Coffee for the Brain
Nicole Signoretta, Booked Up
Charlotte Taylor, Charlotte’s Library
Karen Yingling, Ms. Yingling Reads
Panelists (Round I Judges), Teen/YA:
Steve Berman, Guys Lit Wire
Tanita Davis, Finding Wonderland
Leila Roy, Bookshelves of Doom
Sheila Ruth (see panel organizer)
Angie Thompson, Angieville
Hallie Tibbetts, Undusty New Books
Heather Zundel, Secret Adventures of WriterGirl
Round II Judges:
I can’t wait to get started!