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  1. Cybils Awards: Five Reasons to Apply as a Judge!

    Everyone else is doing it, so I thought I’d post my five reasons why you should apply to be a Cybils Awards judge. As you would expect, there’s a lot of overlap with other people’s reasons, but I’ll add my own spin on them, and with…

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  2. 2014 Andre Norton Award Nominees

    The 2014 Nebula Award nominees have been announced, and with it the nominees for the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy. The Nebula and Andre Norton awards are given by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. Two of the Andre Norton nominees were also…

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  3. Cybils Awards 2014 Finalists!

    The 2014 Cybils Awards finalists have been announced! The Cybils Awards, now in our 9th year, recognize the best children’s and YA books of the year as defined by our primary criteria: kid appeal and literary merit. We are an adjudicated award, and our judges are all bloggers specializing…

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  4. My Favorite Books that Didn't Make the Shortlist

    I used to think that the job of a book awards committee was to pick the best books of the year. After six years of serving on the Cybils Awards panel choosing the shortlist for science fiction & fantasy, I know differently. The truth is that there are any number…

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  5. Cybils 2012 Finalists Announced!

    It’s Cybils Finalist Day! The Cybils shortlists have been announced, and what a fabulous group of books! Go check them out! Here’s a list of the Fantasy/Science Fiction finalists: Fantasy & Science Fiction (Young Adult) And All the Stars by Andrea K Höst Every Day by David…

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  6. Cybils Awards Call for Judges

    The Cybils Awards, given each year by the Kidlit blogging community for the best children’s and young adult books of the year, have put out the call for judges. If you haven’t heard of the Cybils, we seek to honor books that have both literary merit and kid…

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  7. Books I wish had made the shortlist

    Being a Cybils judge is a lot of work and a lot of fun, but it’s also heartbreaking when books you love don’t get enough support from your fellow panelists to make it on the shortlist. Cybils overlord Anne Levy invited panelists to share their favorite books that…

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  8. Cybils 2011 Fantasy & Science Fiction Middle/Elementary Finalists

    As Fantasy and Science Fiction Organizer for the Cybils, I supervised, but didn’t participate in, the discussions for the Fantasy & Science Fiction Middle/Elementary category. (I served on the teen side of SFF; see my other post today). In this case, supervising meant basically standing back and watching…

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  9. Cybils 2011 Fantasy & Science Fiction Teen Finalists

    I’m not a winter person, but I love winter for one reason: the Cybils awards. Each year for the last six years, I’ve assisted with this blogger-selected award for children’s and YA literature. Although I wear several hats for the Cybils, my favorite one is both organizer…

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  10. Canadian Prix Aurora Awards Announced

    Last month, the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association announced the finalists for the Prix Aurora Awards for the English language awards: www.prixaurorawards.ca/wordpress/ (Thanks to nominated author Craig Russell for the news)…

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