What is Cybils?
According to their website:
“Cybils Awards Mission: 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.”
Right now, they are in the first round of reading. On January 1, they will announce the finalists and February 14, they will announce the winners. Previous winners of the middle grade fiction category are books like: Wonder by R. J. Palacio and Nerd Camp by Elissa Brent Weissman.
I don’t think I will be winning, but just being nominated is pretty cool, and I could dream of being shortlisted.