The First Annual Children's Book Awards, Blog Edition
Young Adult Committee for the Cybils

The Cybils: Seeking Volunteers

The Children's Book Blog Awards now have an official name and website: The Cybils (The 2006 Children's and YA Bloggers' Literary Awards), named and championed by Anne Boles Levy. The blog, with rules, is here. Pages will be up soon to let you post your nominations in the various categories (one book per category).

This site is the administrating site for Young Adult Fiction (see the previous post for details). I've been talking with some of the other category administrators, and while there has been a tremendous showing of support from the kidlitosphere for these awards, we still do need more volunteers to round out all of the committees. None of them are full yet (for both judging and nominating, at least), though some are getting close.

If you are interested in being on one of the Young Adult Fiction committees, please comment here. The other categories are: Picture Books, Middle Grade Fiction, Fantasy/Sci Fi, Non Fiction (Picture Book), Non Fiction (MG/YA), Graphic Novels, and Poetry, and you can comment on those sites. Please also include a second choice, and especially let us know if you are equally interested in two categories, because that will help us to make sure that everyone has something that he or she is happy with. (Speaking of saying he or she, I don't believe that there are any men on the YA committee yet, if any of you Hot Men of Children's Literature (who also blog) are interested.)

We hope to get the committees sorted out in the next couple of days, and I'll be letting everyone know individually, as well as posting the lists of each committee. Thanks for your patience! And many thanks to everyone who has volunteered so far. I think it's going to be a lot of fun for all of us, and that we're going to come up with some truly worthwhile books.