The Cybils Shortlist has been published!

 You can find it at their site.

If nothing else, this is an excellent way to find new books to read.

What are the Cybils?  They are the Children’s and Young Adult Bloggers’ Literary Awards.

From the About Page:

Our purpose is two-fold:

  • Reward the children’s and young adult authors (and illustrators – let’s not forget them) whose books combine the highest literary merit and “kid appeal.” What’s that mean? If some la-di-dah awards can be compared to brussel sprouts, and other, more populist ones to gummy bears, we’re thinking more like organic chicken nuggets. We’re yummy and nutritious.
  • Foster a sense of community among bloggers who write about children’s and YA literature, highlight our best reviewers (and shamelessly promote their blogs) and provide a forum for the similarly obsessed.

Kimberly Hirsh, PhD @kimberlyhirsh