Sunday, October 8, 2017

My Cybils Nominations, I Start to Read the Cybils, and My Busy Week

My 2017 Nominations

Board Books

Rapunzel (Once Upon a World)

Early Chapter Books

Sprout Street Neighbors: Bon Voyage

Easy Readers

Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! The Good for Nothing Button!

Elementary Nonfiction

Stand Up and Sing!: Pete Seeger, Folk Music, and the Path to Justice

Elementary/Middle-Grade Graphic Novels

The Pudding Problem (Lyttle Lies)

Elementary/Middle-Grade Speculative Fiction

The Glass Town Game

Fiction Picture Books

Roger Is Going Fishing

Junior High Nonfiction

When the Sky Breaks: Hurricanes, Tornadoes, and the Worst Weather in the World (Smithsonian)

Middle Grade Fiction

Karma Khullar\'s Mustache

Middle-Grade Nonfiction

Kid Authors: True Tales of Childhood from Famous Writers (Kid Legends)


Forest World

Senior High Nonfiction

Almost Adulting: All You Need to Know to Get It Together (Sort Of)

Young Adult Fiction

The Hate U Give

Young Adult Graphic Novels

The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir

Young Adult Speculative Fiction


So there are my nominations.

You should be able to see the category descriptions for each of the fifteen categories of the Cybils Awards.

You should also be able to easily see which titles have already been nominated.

Then you can easily click here and nominate your own favorite children and young adult titles published in the last twelve months.


I've started reading the Cybils as I've been able to locate them. I've found and read 45 of the 104 books nominated so far. I plan to go back and review each of these during next weekend's 24-Hour Readathon.


My summer Book-a-Day readers got to enjoy a private showing of Captain Underpants at the movie theater Saturday. Great fun!

My library assistant and I spent the week in Germany, home of many of our classic fairy tales.

After school meetings...four trips to the library to pick up Cybils appointment...a little yoga....Crazy busy week!

What was your week like? What are you reading now?

What is the Sunday SalonImagine 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.


  1. Our book club is reading The Hate U Give this month. I have it easy because I already ready it!

    1. I think that would be a great choice for our book club.

  2. What a wonderful week you had! I am eager to read The Hate U Give...and the picture books look fabulous. Enjoy!

    Thanks for visiting my blog...and be sure to enjoy your birthday month of November!

  3. It's so much fun to see which books have been nominated so far knowing that in January I will be reading round 2! I wonder which ones will make it that far...

  4. Awesome set of books being nominated! I can't wait to see which book will win!

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog and join in this week’s Book Photo Sundays!

  5. Happy reading to you, looks like a wonderful stack.

  6. You have me beat. I have read six of the 46 MS/HS Nonfiction books. I doubt I will get to all of them by the end of my judging period. But I'll try.

  7. Such a nice group of books. Your library week looks like fun too. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  8. That is a LOT of reading! And not even the readathon yet! The Hate U Give was very good and I hope it wins!

  9. Oh my goodness! So many great looking and sounding books! My toddler's TBR just got longer! :)

  10. What a responsibility reading the Cyblls are, much less heading them up! Congrats!


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