Yippee! Super excited to announce that I will be serving as a CYBILS first round judge for the Elementary and Middle Grade Nonfiction. I've done poetry for the last couple of years, but actually started my CYBILS "career" as a nonfiction judge, and am excited to be returning to that category!
Nonfiction is the perfect way to introduce elementary and middle grade kids to the amazing world around them from history and biography to art and nature. Science? Math? Animals? Sports? It's all here and more besides! We have expanded from the previous nonfiction picture books category and are now accepting titles suitable for reading aloud or independently, including picture books, easy readers, and early chapters. We're looking for text, illustrations or photographs that will wow kids and adults alike and topics so fascinating that kids will want to go digging for more, more, more nonfiction!
And here are the other judges- lots of new to me blogs, which is also fun!
Round 1Franki Sibberson, Reading Year
Ellen Zschunke, On the Shelf 4 Kids
Amy Broadmoore, Delightful Children's Books
Alysa Stewart, Everead
Mike Lewis, Blog 142
Alice Mar, Supratentorial
Round 2Laura Wadley, Provo Library Children's Book Reviews
Roberta Gibson, Wrapped in Foil
Jen Fukuyama, Perogies and Gyoza
Reshama Deshmukh, Stacking Books
Catherine Nichols, The Cath in the Hat
I'm looking forward to sharing lots of great nonfiction with you!
NOMINATIONS OPEN OCTOBER 1ST. HEAD OVER TO THE CYBILS WEBSITE TO CHECK OUT ALL OF THE DIFFERENT CATEGORIES!