2015 Cybils Fiction Picture Book Introductions (Round 2)

It is with great pleasure – and even more excitement! – that I introduce to you the Judges for the 2015 CYBILS (Children’s and Young Adult Bloggers’ Literary Awards) Fiction Picture Book Category. Yesterday I introduced the Fiction Picture Book Panelists for Round 1. Today please welcome the Round 2 Judges. This group of five jurists begin their work on January 1, 2016, when the list of finalists is announced. From that group of 5 to 7 books they will name the 2015 Cybils Fiction Picture Book winner.  [The winner is announced February 14, 2016 – in case you want to mark your calendar!] 2015 Cybils Fiction Picture Book Judges These introductions were created using each blogger’s about page and avatar. The … Read more

Cybils Fiction Picture Book Introductions (Round 1)

It is with great pleasure – and even more excitement! – that I introduce to you the Round 1 Panelists for the 2015 Children’s and Young Adult Bloggers’ Literary Awards (CYBILS) Fiction Picture Book Category. Today I’m introducing the Fiction Picture Book Panelists for Round 1. This is the group of seven bloggers who, beginning October 1, will winnow all of your outstanding nominations into a shortlist of finalists. Fiction Picture Book Panelists These introductions were created using each blogger’s about page and avatar. The words are (mostly) their own; minor changes were made to emphasize their experience and expertise in the fiction picture book genre. Sandy Brehl @pbworkshop also @SandytBrehl Unpacking the Power of Picture Books Allow me to introduce … Read more

Wolf Pie by Brenda Seabrooke a #TBT Book Review

As y’all know, I am a H-U-G-E fan of the Children’s and Young Adult Bloggers’ Literary Awards. The judging application process has just ended, which means the really fun part is about to begin: nominating books. This week – and for the next few weeks – we’re going to feature CYBILS-nominated books for our Throwback Thursday book reviews. This week it is Brenda Seabrooke’s Wolf Pie, a nominee in the Easy Reader / Short Chapter book category for the 2010 Cybils. Wolf Pie by Brenda Seabrooke illustrated byLiz Callen Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010 Remember the 3 little pigs? This is the modern version of the story. The wolf starts out being the big bad wolf, but learns to be friends with … Read more