You’ve heard of the Cybils, right? Annual book awards given out by the Children’s and Young Adult Bloggers? Of course you have. For the past eight years, the bloggers at the heart of this group have been tirelessly promoting great books for kids, constantly updating their categories, and exhaustively seeking out the best the publishing world has to offer children and young adults. Here’s how they describe their mission on the Cybils website:
The Cybils Awards aims to recognize the children’s and young adult authors and illustrators whose books combine the highest literary merit and popular appeal. If some la-di-dah awards can be compared to brussels sprouts, and other, more populist ones to gummy bears, we’re thinking more like organic chicken nuggets. We’re yummy and nutritious.
I’m so proud to have Handle with Care: An Unusual Butterfly Journey recognized by these incredibly dedicated and passionate organic chicken nugget enthusiasts! It’s one of seven finalists in the Nonfiction for Elementary & Middle Grades category; here’s the entire delicious list. Bring it with you when you go off to your local independent bookseller to spend that holiday gift card. If you have a taste for nonfiction, bring the list of finalists in the Nonfiction for Young Adults category, too. Bon appétit!
To see finalist lists for all twelve categories–seriously, don’t miss these lists!-click here.