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The Cybils: 2008 Young Adult Fiction Panel

October 1st, 2008 (07:46 am)
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In 2006, inspired by passionate book reviewers and readers, bloggers Anne Levy and Kelly Herold founded The Cybils Book Awards. "Cybils" is a loose acronym for Children's and YA Bloggers' Literary Awards.

The Cybils are truly for everyone and anyone who loves books. Starting on October 1st, readers of all ages may nominate their favorite books published in 2008 for kids and teens in relevant categories:

Poetry
Fiction Picture Books
Non-Fiction Picture Books
Easy Readers
Middle Grade/Young Adult Non-Fiction
Middle Grade Fiction
Young Adult Fiction
Graphic Novels
Sci-Fi/Fantasy

I have been actively involved with the Cybils since its first year, when I was on the YA Fiction nominating panel. In 2007, I served on the Middle Grade Fiction nominating panel. This year, I'm proud to be one of the judges of YA Fiction. Look at the great company I'm keeping!

Organizer:
Jackie Parker Interactive Reader

Panelists:
Leila Roy Bookshelves of Doom
Rebecca Laney Becky's Book Reviews
Amanda Snow A Patchwork of Books
Trisha Murakami The YA YA YAs
Kate Fall Author2Author
Jocelyn Pearce Teen Book Review
Abby Johnson Abby (the) Librarian

Judges:
Jackie Parker Interactive Reader
Sarah Stevenson Finding Wonderland and Readers' Rants
Little Willow Bildungsroman
Lili Wilkinson Inside a Dog
Casey Titschinger Avid Teen Reader

This year's logo for The Cybils was a collaborative effort. The book and mouse image was created by Lisa Fuller, a fantastically talented artist who happens to be my fabulous sister. I then created a slew of mock-up logos using this image. Cybils co-founder Anne found the perfect font, fixed the placement, and made the final product.

View all of the panels and learn more about the awards at www.cybils.com

Download the flyer for The 2008 Cybils! Kudos to Sarah for the great design. It's clean and eye-catching, but still packed with information.

View all Cybils-related posts at Bildungsroman.

Check out the Cybils 2008 YA Finalists.

Comments

Posted by: raina (goraina)
Posted at: September 26th, 2008 03:35 pm (UTC)

Yay! I love the Cybils. :D

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: September 26th, 2008 03:46 pm (UTC)

- and I love your artwork, so hurrah for mutual admiration societies! :)

Posted by: kbaccellia (kbaccellia)
Posted at: September 26th, 2008 04:36 pm (UTC)

Very exciting! This year I'm on the Middle Grade fiction panel. I'm very excited to be a part of this.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: September 26th, 2008 04:56 pm (UTC)

:) Ditto.

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