20 September 2010

Lets have some non-fiction picture book (NFPB) love!

In preparation for October 1st, when nominations open for the current crop of awards, The Childrens and Young Adult Bloggers Literary Awards (CYBILS) are starting to announce the panels which will be reviewing and judging in each category. Because today is affectionately known as non-fiction Monday in the kidlitosphere, they have announced the panels for both categories of non-fiction: the Middle Grade/Young Adult (MG/YA) panel, and the non-fiction picture book (NFPB) panel. It is my great pleasure and honor to be participating for the second year on the NFPB panel. After reading more books last year than I could possibly imagine in the first round, this year I get to try my hand at judging, working in the second round with a panel of five bloggers, under the guidance of group organizer Jone MacCulloch, to select the finest non fiction picture book of the year.

Here are your 2010 Non-Fiction Picture Book Panels, Rounds I and II:

Panel Organizer: Jone MacCulloch, Check It Out

Panelists (Round I Judges):
Doret Canton, Happy Nappy Bookseller
Shirley Duke, Simply Science
Amanda Goldfuss, ACPL Mock Sibert
Abby Johnson, Abby (the) Librarian
Jone MacCulloch (see category organizer)
Karen Terlecky, Literate Lives
Carol Wilcox, Carol's Corner

Judges (Round II):
Kara Dean, Not Just for Kids
Roberta Gibson, Wrapped in Foil
Deb Nance, Readerbuzz
Carol Rasco, Rasco from RIF
Franki Sibberson, A Year of Reading

Other panels will be announced in the following days. Start thinking about your favorite childrens and YA books from this year and get ready to nominate them all, starting October 1st.


The1stdaughter said...

Congratulations! I'm so excited for this years Cybils, it's going to be a wonderful year, I can already tell. Can't wait to see what you all select! :o)

Abby said...

Yay Cybils! I'm so excited to be working on the NFPB panel this year! We'll pick some great books and make your decision really tough. ;)

Terry Doherty said...

Yeah! I am so glad Cybils season is here! It's almost as good as fresh apple cider donuts. Can't wait to hear about your experiences as a judge this year!

Kara Schaff Dean said...

I sure hope so, Abby! And Danielle, I'm pretty sure I saw your name in a panel as well :) Congratulations!

Kara Schaff Dean said...

Thanks Terry. It's funny what you say about 'Cybils Season'. I have to admit that around August time I start paying attention for the call for judges, thinking about all the great books that are going to get nominated and discussed, and blogged....fun, fun, fun!

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