From now until October 15, you can nominate books for the Cybils Awards. Yes, you! You don't have to belong to any organization, you don't have to be a reviewer or a publisher. You don't even have to be a grown-up, which is good news for those of us who have never grown up.
What kind of book can you nominate? Well, this award is for children's/young adult books, so we'll start there. Other than that, the rules are:
1. Published in the US or Canada.
2. Published for the first time between October 16, 2016 and October 15, 2017.
Rules for specific categories can be found here. You may nominate one title in each category. Not familiar with a certain one, but want to make your mark? Here are a few that might be worth a look:
Nighty-Night by Leslie Patricelli, ISBN 9780763679323
Welcome by Mo Willems, ISBN 9781484767467
Frederick Douglass: the Lion Who Wrote History by Walter Dean Myers, ISBN 9780060277093
I am Jim Henson by Brad Meltzer, ISBN 9780525428503
Noah Webster's Fighting Words by Tracy Maurer, ISBN 9781467794107
Fiction Picture Books
Good Night! Good Night! by Carin Berger, ISBN 9780062408846
How the Queen Found the Perfect Cup of Tea by Kate Hosford, ISBN 9781467739047
Lost and Found What's That Sound by Ying, ISBN 9780062380685
This Book Will Not Be Fun by Cirocco Dunlap, ISBN 9780399550614
Blue Sky White Stars by Sarvinder Naberhaus, ISBN 9780803737006
Middle Grade Fiction
Summer of Bad Ideas by Kiera Stewart, ISBN 9780062360212
Orphan Island by Laurel Snyder, ISBN 9780062443410
Easy Reader/Early Chapter
Charlie and Mouse by Laurel Snyder, ISBN 9781452131535
Otter: Let's Go Swimming by Sam Garton, ISBN 9780062366641
Mimi and Bear Make a Friend by Janee Trasler, ISBN 9780374303600
Young Adult Fiction
Lines We Cross by Randa Abdel-Fattah, ISBN 9781338118667
There are SO many more great books that deserve a little attention! Get to nominating and fill up our reading lists!
***On a side note, you never know when you might get a message from an author thanking you for nominating her book, and then you become friends on Facebook and discover that, in addition to creating adorable books, said author is an incredibly lovely lady who you never would have met had it not been for Cybils!