Thursday, September 29, 2016

Cybils 2016: Fiction Picture Books Judges

In case you missed the announcement last week, the Fiction Picture Book panelists and judges for Cybils 2016 are official. I am honored to have been selected to help judge the fiction picture books, including board books. That means I'll be reading a lot of picture books over the next couple of months. And I'll be sharing many reviews with you all as we work towards finding the best picture books of 2016.

Nominations open October 1st, so head on over to the Cybils website next week to nominate your favorite picture books published in 2016.



Fiction Picture Books Round 1 Panelists
We will be wading through 100+ nominated books, making sure every nominated title is read by at least 1-2 panelists. We will narrow the list down to our shortlists (5-7 titles) come December.

Deb Nance - The Reader Buzz
Jennifer Wharton - Jean Little Library
Kirsti Call - Reading for Research
Lynne Marie Pisano - My Word Playground
Ami Jones - A Mom’s Spare Time
Sue Morris - Kid Lit Reviews
Kate Unger - Mom’s Radius

Fiction Picture Books Round 2 Judges
The members of this group will each read/review all of the shortlist books and determine a winner by February 12th.

Teri Lesesne - Goddess of YA
Mel Schult - Let’s Talk Picture Books
Benji Martin - Tales of an Elementary School Librarian
Lauren Davis - Happily Ever Elephants
Emily Andrus - Literary Hoots


On the blog last year...

Re-Read: Fangirl (YA)

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