It’s that time of year again! Get ready to start nominating your favorite children’s books this year, because CYBILS nominations open on October 1!
I’m so excited about being on the Poetry Panel this year! I really missed it last year. I’m looking forward to discussing, debating, and, OK, maybe just a little bit of arguing with the entire Round 1 Panel, led by our intrepid organizer, Ms. Kelly Fineman. The best part for me is the focus on kid appeal, which I think is left out of many major awards.
Which books will you nominate? There are plenty of categories, and I’m going to try to nominate something in all of them (you can nominate one book per category). This is a great way to cheer on a favorite book that might not be getting quite the attention you think it deserves!