It's that wonderful time again! The 2017 Cybils Awards, the Children's and Young Adult Bloggers' Literary Awards, are coming soon. Please watch http://cybils.com for the call for judges in the next few days.
I am serving as panel chair for Fiction Picture Books and Board Books again this year, and I'm especially interested in finding 5-7 bloggers to serve as panelists (first round) and judges (second round) who love fiction picture books and board books.
In October, it will be time to nominate your favorite children's and young adult books for the Cybils. It's not too early to start looking over the books you have read which were published in the last ten months or so and begin to write down the names of the books you'd like to nominate.
I get geeky about the Cybils nominations and love to set my alarm for the middle of the night when nominations begin so that I can be sure to get my favorites on the list. I've been involved with the Cybils for ten years now, and I'm happy to say that I've nominated eleven books that have been finalists or winners in the Cybils.
Do you have questions about the Cybils? Here are Frequently Asked Questions.
From the Cybils blog:
BOOKS ARRIVING IN THE MAIL
I received an email from Books on Tape early on that I'd won an audiobook prize package from BookExpo! Woo hoo! I was allowed to choose adult or children's audiobooks and I went for children's, and yesterday, boom! they arrived. Super excited about these five audiobooks: Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen; Full of Beans by Jennifer L. Holm; The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas; Quiet Power: The Secret Strengths of Introverts by Susan Cain; and Their Fractured Light: A Starbound Novel by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner.
I also received the fun new children's book, Roger is Going Fishing from Eerdman's and The Physics of Everyday Things. Wow! Great mailbox!
I finished off a bunch of books last week:
School starts for children on Thursday so there will be no more reading binges for a while. Well, except for readalouds at school...I am a school librarian, after all!
What are you up to this week? Any good books I should be rooting around for? Please share in the comments!
What is the Sunday Salon? Imagine some university library's vast reading room. It's filled with people--students and faculty and strangers who've wandered in. They're seated at great oaken desks, books piled all around them,and they're all feverishly reading and jotting notes in their leather-bound journals as they go. Later they'll mill around the open dictionaries and compare their thoughts on the afternoon's literary intake....That's what happens at the Sunday Salon, except it's all virtual. Every Sunday the bloggers participating in that week's Salon get together--at their separate desks, in their own particular time zones--and read. And blog about their reading. And comment on one another's blogs. Think of it as an informal, weekly, mini read-a-thon, an excuse to put aside one's earthly responsibilities and fall into a good book. Click here to join the Salon.
The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It's a chance to share news and recap the past week.
Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia at The Printed Page. We share books that we found in our mailboxes last week.
It is now being hosted here.
Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews in which you can share the books you've acquired.
It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is where we share what we read this past week, what we hope to read this week…. and anything in between! This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from! I love being a part of this and I hope you do too! It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is now being hosted at The Book Date.