Cybils Call for Judges

Can you feel that fall is just around the corner?  Fall is now Cybils time for me – time to get a list of books that other fans of books for young readers have nominated and curl up with a big stack of them. Then, I get to discuss them with a group of other passionate readers and pick a list of the best of them to be announced January 1.

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The call for Cybils judges is open now through September 9!  Take a look at the judging criteria – pick your favorite categories – and put your name in!  If the idea of trying to read a hundred or so books in a few months seems a bit much, you could always sign up to be a Round 2 judge, and pick one winner from the finalists selected in Round 1.

If you aren’t a book blogger or booktuber, you can still participate – brush up on the nominating rules and categories now and pick your favorite recent titles for when nominations open up at the beginning of October.

Happy reading!


About Katy K.

I'm a librarian and book worm who believes that children and adults deserve great books to read.
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7 Responses to Cybils Call for Judges

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  2. spicejac says:

    Hullo Katy K. do you know if they would accept judges from outside of the United States?

    • Katy K. says:

      It is in the FAQ – they can, but the books are all published in North America and publishers mostly don’t send review copies for Round 1. We’re supposed to use libraries as much as possible. Also, the committees have at least one on-line meeting where timing could be challenging. Round 2 I hear publishers do send copies, so that might be easier. Read through all the FAQ and see if you want to give it a try! There’s no harm in applying in any case.

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