Cybils 2011: Calling All Nominations!

October 8th, 2011 by

If you’re a long-time Kidsmomo reader, well, first of all, THANK YOU and you get a gold star. *bling* *bling* But secondly, you may recall that Nancy and I were judges for the 2010 Cybils Awards.

In case you forgot, that’s a children’s book award program run by a bunch of passionate folks in the kidlit internet world. And this year, I’m at it again — I’ll be up to my old antics as a 2011 Cybils judge!

But before I can judge, we need nominations — and that’s where YOU come in! Up until October 15, you can submit the name of any new book that you think deserves its own party (balloons and streamers and all). Just be sure that it was published between October 16, 2010 and October 15, 2011.

Also check to see if anyone else has already nominated it. You can see the books that have already been nominated here:

Once your pick has passed those tests, grab a parent to fill out the online form and nominate nominate nominate!

AND THEN, leave a comment and tell me what you nominated! That last part is not required, but c’mon… you can’t leave me hanging! I gotta know! I MUST know! Tell me, please! Please?

In case you’re curious, I decided not to nominate anything for the category that I’m going to judge (Middle Grade Fiction). But I did nominate in the Fantasy and Science Fiction category: The Only Ones by Aaron Starmer (for ages 10 and up). Not only is it an awesometastic book, but Aaron Starmer will also be stopping by Kidsmomo in just a few days! Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!

Okay, but don’t get so excited that you lose your mind or anything. Now is the time to concentrate — on what you’re going to nominate for the 2011 Cybils, of course! So do it already!

— Karen

Karen promises to be a completely fair judge. But on an unrelated note, in case any authors were wondering, Karen’s favorite candy is Reese’s and her favorite flowers are calla lilies.

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2 Responses

  • Melissa (Book Nut) writes:
    October 9th, 2011 at 9:51 am

    For you: Inside Out and Back Again
    For the YA: Anna and the French Kiss (swoon)
    For MG SFF: 13 Birthdays (which I did in honor of my 11 year old who adores Wendy Mass…)
    For YA SFF: Exile, by Anne Osterlund (because the one I really wanted to nominate was already there…)
    For Non-Fiction: The Good, the Bad, the Barbie
    For Non-Fiction picture books: Ballet for Martha
    And for Fiction picture books: Hooray for Amanda and Her Alligator (because I HAVE to nominate something by Mo.)

    As you can tell, I <3 the Cybils.

    • Karen from Kidsmomo writes:
      October 9th, 2011 at 10:18 pm

      Wow, so many books to add to my To Read list! Thanks for sharing, Melissa!

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