It’s that time of the year when lots of book awards are about to be announced. One set that we get particularly excited about over here at StorySnoops is the Cybils, because they are given out by book bloggers and we like book bloggers a lot In case you aren’t familiar with this award, it is given out for books that have both literary merit and kid appeal. Nothing more. Well-written books that kids will like to read. Go figure. Now that is my kind of award!
The nominations were open to the public in the fall, and the short lists of finalists were announced on Jan 1. Winners will be announced on Valentine’s Day. Bloggers who are members of the Cybils committee are reading furiously this month, and just in case any of those good people (who must surely be a bit cross-eyed right about now!) are looking for some outside advice on the books in question, we here at StorySnoops have a few opinions we’d be delighted to share We don’t read books in all of categories in which Cybils are awarded, but for those in which we do, here are our votes:
Fantasy and Science Fiction (Teen/Young Adult):
Fantasy and Science Fiction (Elementary/Middle Grade):
Middle Grade Fiction: (one of our favorite categories!)
Young Adult Fiction:
So there you have it. Just in case those judges need our help See the complete list of finalists here, and check back on Valentine’s Day to see if they took our advice…