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Coming Soon: Children's and Young Adult Bloggers' Literary Awards, 2008

Start thinking of your favorite kids' books of the year! On October 1st, nominations open for the 2008 Cybil Awards. A new category this year has been set aside for Easy Readers, and I am pleased to be part of that panel. Panelists winnow down a long list to a Top 5 (or 6 or 7). Here is the Easy Reader crew:

Panel Organizer: Anastasia Suen (Book of the Week, Children's Book Biz News, Picture Book of the Day, Kid Lit Kit)


Andi/Cloudscome, A Wrung Sponge
Sonja Cole, Book Wink
Terry Doherty, The Reading Tub
Kara Dean, Not Just for Kids 
yours truly


Jen Robinson (Jen Robinson's Book Page)
Terry Pierce (Terry Pierce)
Heather Acerro (ACPL Kids)
Els Kushner (Librarian Mom/Scholastic)
Anastasia Suen (see panel organizer)

Judges and panelists in a number of other categories will be announced this week; check the Cybils blog for details.


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This is going to be so much fun! I can't wait to get started. I'm making my list of what to nominate in each category...

I know! It will be great. I'm very excited, too, Cloudscome.

You should check out Bayard and their series of StoryBoxBooks, AdventureBoxBooks, and DiscoveryBoxBooks.
There's lots going on too:
This Month Storybox has guest illustrator Helen Oxenbury featured.

There's a Readathon happening in UK and Ireland -
There's a Ghost Drawing competition in AdventureBoxBooks assiciated with the Polka Theatre ( )

Thanks for the PR dump news.

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