Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Cybils Nominations About to Begin...

It's that time of year again. The time when kidlit bloggers and lovers of kidlit get to nominate the books that they just absolutely adored this past year for an award -- specifically a Cybils Award. There are many categories for nominations.

The category I will be watching with great interest in the coming weeks is the Nonfiction Picture Books. So, if you have a favorite book that you think is deserving of an award, please join in the nomination fun!

For more specifics on the Nonfiction Picture Book category, I have included the following information:

"Kids love interesting non-fiction books. Kids love information books. And the sky’s the limit for kids' interests. The Nonfiction Picture Book category is looking for stunning, visual nominees that capture the curiosity and wonder of children of all ages by providing lots of great information.

From science to art, history to sports, or current events to biographies, will the book be picked up because of its fresh approach, kid appeal, fabulous illustrations, and or photography? If yes, then nominate it!

Nonfiction picture books are 48 pages or less and aimed at younger readers. Longer books (48 pages or more), denser text divided into chapters and/or a mature theme belong in the Middle Grade/Young Adult Nonfiction category. The committee refers to the Library of Congress classification as a transferred referred to appropriate committees.

Previous winners in this category include The Day-Glo Brothers by Chris Barton,Nic Bishop’s Frogs (2008), Lightship by Brian Floca (2007), and An Egg is Quiet by Diana Ashton (2006)."

--Jone MacCulloch, category organizer

So, if you have a book that sounds like the above description, please head on over to the Cybils website to make your voice heard! Nominations begin October 1st.

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