But even more importantly (tiny drumroll in your head, please):
IT IS CYBILS NOMINATION TIME!
You might be asking yourself what the Cybils are, and if you are, I'm sorry, we can no longer be friends. Just playing!
The Cybils are the Children's and Young Adult Bloggers' Literary Awards. Here's a little bit directly from the fine organizers:
The Cybils Awards aims to recognize the children’s and young adult authors and illustrators whose books combine the highest literary merit and popular appeal. If some la-di-dah awards can be compared to brussels sprouts, and other, more populist ones to gummy bears, we’re thinking more like organic chicken nuggets. We’re yummy and nutritious.I mean, who doesn't want to be an organic chicken nugget? You know you do. Or you at least want to nominate a yummy book to be a chicken nugget (this analogy is getting complicated). And you can!
From now until October 15, you can nominate one book per category (unless you are the publisher or author - then you need to wait!). Nominations should be for books published in the US or Canada between October 16, 2017 and October 15, 2018.
For your nominating pleasure, here are the
- Easy Readers and Early Chapter Books (full disclosure, I'm a Round 2 judge for these guys!)
- Elementary/Middle-Grade Nonfiction
- Elementary/Middle-Grade Speculative Fiction
- Fiction Picture Books/Board Books
- Graphic Novels
- Junior/Senior High Nonfiction
- Middle-Grade Fiction
- Young Adult Fiction
- Young Adult Speculative Fiction
If you had a favorite new book this year in any of these categories, why not share the love and nominate it? Nominate a book by going HERE (by 10/15/18), then come back and tell me what book you nominated in the comments and I'll enter you into a thrilling giveaway: one randomly chosen winner will receive their choice of a $15 Chick-fil-a or Wendy's gift card (because according to Business Insider, Eater, Thrillist and UpRoxx, these are the nation's best chicken nuggets) so you can go get your chicken on!
*This giveaway is in no way affiliated with or sponsored by the Cybils Awards crew, Chick-fil-a or Wendy's. See the rules that govern all PCJ giveaways, here.
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