I'm a few days behind on announcing this, but things have been crazy the past few weeks. In addition to getting the usual autumn cold, helping mom continue to recover from surgery, and trying to keep up with things at work, we also bought a new car. Which came with its own long weeks of shopping and deal wrangling. O.o
I'm happy to be participating again as a Round 1 judge this year, in a brand new category, audiobooks! It will be fun to break ground in this new area for the Cybils.
The biggest part of the "popular vote" section of the awards is now. The awards accept nominations for books in 11 categories from people just like you! So if you have a favorite book for kids or teens published in the last year, make sure you go nominate it.
We especially need audiobook nominations! So even if audiobooks aren't your thing, if you have a book that you want to nominate (or has already been nominated) in either of the middle grade categories this year, all you have to do is check if it has an audio version to qualify for the new category. I found tons of great possible nominations on audible.com, there's lots that will qualify.
Happy reading everyone!